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Willmar School Board meets Monday
Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
Open house slated for Monday at Lincoln Elementary in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- The former Lincoln Elementary School will be open from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Monday for former students and community members who would like...
November 10, 2012 - 12:00am
October 18, 2012
Buyer found for former Lincoln school building in Willmar, Minn.
October 18, 2012 - 12:00am
October 9, 2012
Offers for Willmar, Minn., school building may prevent its demolition
WILLMAR -- The threat to tear down Lincoln Elementary School appears to have spurred some interest among potential buyers. The Willmar School...
October 9, 2012 - 12:00am
September 20, 2012
Lincoln school building in Willmar, Minn., may be demolished
WILLMAR -- After generating little interest in three years on the market, the former Lincoln Elementary School in Willmar may be nearing its...
September 20, 2012 - 12:00am
January 12, 2012
Library exhibit in Willmar, Minn., invites discussion on Lincoln, Civil War
The Gettysburg Address is less than 300 words in length. It can be recited in under two minutes. But Abraham Lincoln was wrong when he said in...
January 12, 2012 - 12:15am
Pavement marking project in southwestern Minnesota begins May 16
WILLMAR - The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises motorists that they may encounter brief delays as installation of ground-in pavement markings begins May 16 in Kandiyohi, Lincoln, Lyon, Pipestone, and Renville counties: Highway 23--Pipestone to Marshall Highway 71--Highway...
May 12, 2011 - 11:41am
October 27, 2010
District 20A: Backer believes healthy jobs climate is key for state
GRACEVILLE -- Jay Backer wants to pack twice the punch in St. Paul. Backer and his twin brother, Jeff, are both campaigning for the state Legislature....
October 27, 2010 - 12:00am
February 19, 2010
February 19, 2010 - 12:00am
January 7, 2010
Web update: Girl loses appeal in federal suit claiming mistreatment by Willmar teacher
WILLMAR -- A federal appeals court has said a child and her mother did not have standing to sue the Willmar School District over alleged mistreatment by a special education teacher. Because Jackie Nelson filed a claim after she had transferred her child to another district, she no...
January 7, 2010 - 11:56am
Blowing snow makes for hazardous driving conditions in SW Minn.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises motorists not to travel unnecessarily in Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Redwood, Pipestone, and Yellow Medicine counties, due to high winds and blowing snow causing near zero visibility. No other road closures are...
January 7, 2010 - 10:34am
December 18, 2009
The big move
December 18, 2009 - 12:00am
November 12, 2009
Yellow Medicine County tables plan that looks at merging family services with its nearby counties
GRANITE FALLS -- The Yellow Medicine County Board of Commissioners tabled a proposal Tuesday to study the possibility of joining its family services operations with those of Lincoln, Lyon and Murray counties. The commissioners indicated they wanted to leave open the possibility of...
November 12, 2009 - 12:00am
August 7, 2009
Letter: More memories of Lincoln
Earlier this summer the Tribune ran an article regarding the planned closing of the Lincoln grade school. Doug Mossberg, a member of the first-grade class of 1934, responded with a letter to this forum sharing his memories of the school. Because I too had been a member of that class,...
August 7, 2009 - 12:00am
July 2, 2009
Letter: Are we losing a legacy?
What do Presidents Jefferson, Washington, and Lincoln have in common? Starting next year, no children from Willmar will attend school in buildings named after them. As we raise a new generation of Americans, we leave behind the names of these leaders of freedom, democracy, and unity....
July 2, 2009 - 12:00am
June 12, 2009
Letter: A farewell to Lincoln School
In 1976, I said farewell to Lincoln Elementary School after I finished sixth grade. Now I'm going to have to say farewell again. After 85 years, the school district is closing the building. I attended Lincoln back when York Flegel was the principal. I still remember many of the teachers...
June 12, 2009 - 12:00am