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Records published March 23
Police officer, 3 others killed in Wisconsin shootings
Burglars swipe $30K in tools from Minnesota school’s auto shop, principal's car
Great Indoors: Basketball-themed cake adds fun to Final Four
'Housing first' solution helping homeless fight addiction, health issues
Injured Lavine, his upbeat attitude still part of Timberwolves
Minnesota-born Lundquist chose broadcasting over the ministry 50-plus years ago
Bluejays ready to roll
Phil Hughes recalls visiting pitching guru Tom House
Hanzal's first Wild goal part of memorable family reunion
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'The Big Bang Theory' spinoff 'Young Sheldon' officially ordered at CBS
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Milton M. Hamann
Marian A. Hanson
Ruth O. Jones
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
June 5, 2013
Willmar, Minn., Schools receive $600,000 grant to implement Kennedy Elementary improvement plan
WILLMAR -- The Willmar School District has received a $600,000 federal School Improvement Grant for the 2013-14 school year at Kennedy Elementary...
June 5, 2013 - 11:30pm
May 31, 2013
Willmar, Minn., kindergarteners have list of things to learn this summer
WILLMAR -- Teachers in Willmar have developed a list of activities for children about to enter kindergarten. At the Kennedy Elementary School kindergarten roundup this spring, families received a packet of information for families with future kindergarteners. The packets include...
May 31, 2013 - 5:37pm
October 20, 2012
Zombies, runners meet today in race in rural Spicer, Minn.
SPICER -- A 5K race today at the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center will feature a clash of cultures between the truly living humans...
October 20, 2012 - 12:00am
January 17, 2012
State council members impressed with early childhood programs in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- Members of the Governor's Early Learning Council were impressed with the level of cooperation between public and private institutions to encourage literacy in young children when they visited Willmar on Tuesday. The group held its first meeting outside the Twin Cities...
January 17, 2012 - 4:06pm
November 3, 2011
'The Little Couple' has behind-the-scene ties to west central Minnesota in Raymond, Minn.
RAYMOND -- Thanks to their own reality TV show on The Learning Channel, Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein of "The Little Couple'' have become household...
November 3, 2011 - 12:00am
August 15, 2011
ACMC makes plans for Washington building
WILLMAR -- The former Washington Learning Center is about to undergo a remake into a maintenance and storage facility for the building's new...
August 15, 2011 - 12:00am
April 11, 2011
Proud of Minnesota's environment, speaker to reveal our messy history
SPICER -- Minnesotans take pride in protecting the environment. Stephen Lee knows what it took to get us here. Well into the early 1970s, the...
April 11, 2011 - 12:00am
Beastly puppets, tasty pancakes at Earth Day celebration at Prairie Woods
SPICER -- Beastly puppets, tasty pancakes and fun activities await you at the annual Earth Day celebration Saturday at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center. The event is open to the public and admission is free. "Are You Thirsty?" is a puppet show presented at 10 a.m. by In...
April 11, 2011 - 12:00am
January 22, 2011
Say YES! to a head start in clean energy
It was for a practical reason that architect Andrew Bjur of Engan and Associates in Willmar put in the effort to add "LEED certified" to his...
January 22, 2011 - 9:30am
Winter camping made easy
SPICER -- Why prove your outdoor survival skills during the muggy, buggy days of summer at Many Point Scout Camp when you can do the same close to home and replace the incessant whine of mosquitoes with the absolute silence of a snow cave? That's part of the reasoning that led five...
January 22, 2011 - 12:00am
November 1, 2010
Letter: Failing at-risk youths?
At the "Kids Count Coffee" Oct. 26, the attendees heard that there are homeless youth in our county. Youth means children 11 to teens 17! I asked Willmar Senior Principal Rob Anderson about the only group that listed as "below acceptable graduation rates," those on free and reduced...
November 1, 2010 - 12:00am
October 30, 2010
October 30, 2010 - 12:00am
October 21, 2010
Letter: Top qualities in a senator
As a retired educator, I like what Larry Rice stands for. He's interested in lifelong learning in a broad range of areas, evidenced by his going back to school in his late 40s to earn both an MBA as well as a law degree. That tells me he truly values education and educational opportunities...
October 21, 2010 - 12:00am
September 11, 2010
September 11, 2010 - 12:00am
July 13, 2010
Willmar School Board OKs sale of Washington building for $525,000
WILLMAR -- The Willmar School District is on the road to selling one of its empty school buildings. The School Board voted on Monday to approve a purchase agreement with Bristlecone LLC of Minneapolis to sell the Washington Learning Center building for $525,000. Willmar real estate...
July 13, 2010 - 12:00am