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Easy winter means more money for county work
USDA expects more soybeans, small-market crops to be planted this spring
Former Willmar mayor Richard Hoglund dies
Tot dies weeks after falling through ice
State job vacancies soar to highest level since 2001
Tom Powers: Vikings’ draft options remain wide open
Area golf courses in full swing
NHL: Wild determined to not slow down
MLB: For Twins’ Milone, it’s a start
College softball: Ridgewater splits twin bill
Creative Minnesota presentation in Willmar, Minn., postponed
Apple Watch launches April 24 for up to $17,000 in rose gold
Irene M. Hertling
Richard "Dick" Hoglund
Larry G. Woltjer
Post — Veldkamp
Gatewood — Moenkedick
Kohlman — Zahnow
Henry — Koch
Hoese — Klema
Cartoon by Chris Britt
Letter: Willmar school issues
Letter: Veterans, you are needed
Commentary: Harry Reid vs. the Smooth Deal
Commentary: Disability services in critical need of funding
September 23, 2014
Midwest Opinion: Schools should lead on language immersion
The list of states that lack any foreign-language immersion programs used to include not only North Dakota, but also South Dakota and Montana.
opinion / editorials
September 23, 2014 - 4:04am
August 3, 2012
Letter: The language manipulator
Mark Ritchie's word flatulence has both provoked and inspired me to search the dictionary and the thesaurus for appropriate expoundatory and superfluous descriptator locution. Yes, Mr.
opinion / letters
August 3, 2012 - 12:00am
December 23, 2010
ELL students finding their niche in school
When the announcement came Monday morning that school would be closing early because of snow, cheers echoed from classrooms all over Willmar...
news / local / education
December 23, 2010 - 12:00am
July 8, 2010
Concordia says safety top priority after report of sex assault
FARGO - Officials from Concordia Language Villages are assuring families that safety is their No. 1 concern after a student of a separate language camp reported being sexually assaulted. Letters have gone out to families to clarify that the man charged in the case worked for the...
news / state / education
July 8, 2010 - 9:58am
July 2, 2010
French teacher charged in sex crime at Concordia Language Villages
BEMIDJI - A 29-year-old citizen of France is a wanted international fugitive on a charge of serious felony second-degree conduct with a victim young than 13 in an incident last month at Concordia Language Villages near Bemidji. Adrien Massy, a Frenchman living in St. Louis Park,...
news / state
July 2, 2010 - 3:59pm
June 5, 2009
Willmar's popular Chinese language class gets a major boost
Willmar Senior High is one of 10 high schools in the nation to receive a U.S. State Department grant to host a native-speaking Chinese teacher...
news / local
June 5, 2009 - 12:00am
March 7, 2009
Pilot project aims to improve ELL program
The third-grader lay on the floor on his stomach on the fringe of a group of students, working intently in his math workbook.
extra / local
March 7, 2009 - 1:30am
February 6, 2009
DFL'ers defend language of campaign flyer
ST. PAUL -- Rep.
state / news
February 6, 2009 - 12:00am
October 18, 2008
Teaching the little ones the ways of Norway
As a circle of pre-schoolers tried to twist their chubby fingers in the complicated fashion required when singing the "Itsy-Bisty Spider" song, their tongues and brains were also undergoing a challenging twist. They were trying to sing the song in Norwegian. "Very good," cooed Jamie...
October 18, 2008 - 12:00am
September 15, 2008
Sign language helps YMCA day care children communicate, connect
WILLMAR -- At 15 months, Alyssa Peterson is rapidly building up a vocabulary. She can say "milk," "more," "please" and "all done" -- all in sign language. It has gone a long way toward helping her parents, Heather and Micah Peterson, understand her needs and wants. "I had no idea...
news / local
September 15, 2008 - 12:00am