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Runaway horse-drawn Christmas wagon ride near Willmar injures driver and passengers
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
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
June 8, 2016
UPDATE: Willmar kids can get free breakfast, lunch this summer
Editor's Note: This story has been updated to correct one location. The Willmar Middle School is not a site this year due to a remodeling project....
June 8, 2016 - 11:49pm
March 23, 2016
WeLEAD presents Wetterling blogger Joy Baker
Since 2010, New London blogger Joy Baker has been asking questions about the October 1989 disappearance of St. Joseph boy, Jacob Wetterling. With her blog, “Joy the Curious,” she has garnered statewide attention from major news outlets and even worked directly with Jacob’s parents,...
March 23, 2016 - 11:02pm
February 20, 2014
Commentary: Willmar Schools respond to lunch issue
There is much conversation happening right now about the Willmar Public Schools meal charging policy. Let us start by letting everyone know that...
February 20, 2014 - 7:00am
October 25, 2012
Middle Aged Plague blog: Let freedom ring, starting with school lunch
October 25, 2012 - 9:02am
September 29, 2012
New school lunch offerings panned by students in one central Minn. district
GROVE CITY -- School has been in session only a couple weeks but the new federally required school lunch requirements already have been raising...
September 29, 2012 - 12:00am
September 24, 2012
HealthBeat blog: School lunch and the vegetable strategy
September 24, 2012 - 8:57am
March 23, 2012
Willmar Community Greenhouse Produces Greens For School
Fresh salad greens being grown at the Willmar Community Greenhouse located on the MinnWest Campus are now being served to students at the Willmar...
March 23, 2012 - 3:13pm
August 22, 2011
It's time to start thinking about school lunches
While I was waiting in line at the checkout in the grocery store the other day, I couldn't help overhearing a conversation between two young...
August 22, 2011 - 12:00am
September 11, 2010
Eat your veggies! Serve raw vegetables such as baby carrots and celery with a low-fat dip or salsa. Add lettuce, tomato and onions to sandwiches and burgers. Load pizza with extra vegetables such as peppers, onions and mushrooms. Sneak in chopped vegetables (e.g., carrots,...
September 11, 2010 - 9:33am
Helping students learn to make the healthy choices
Kids can't always be counted on to make the healthier food choice when making their way through the school cafeteria line. But Willmar Public...
September 11, 2010 - 9:00am
September 9, 2010
School District goals, past-due lunch policy approved in Benson
BENSON -- The Benson School Board on?Tuesday approved goals for the 2010-11 school year and a district policy dealing with past-due food service accounts The three overarching goals for the district are improving student achievement, providing a positive school climate and maintaining...
September 9, 2010 - 12:00am
August 28, 2010
Local families have decades-long tradition at Minnesota State Fair
August 28, 2010 - 12:00am
July 13, 2010
NLS increases fees for student activities
NEW LONDON -- The New London-Spicer School Board raised participation fees Monday for student activities, but did not raise school lunch or event admission fees. Student activity fees will be $100 per sport for high school students and $75 per sport for middle school participants...
July 13, 2010 - 12:00am
April 12, 2010
When moms get angry ... school lunches get a whole lot more nutritious
MONTEVIDEO -- A childhood obesity epidemic has many fearing this generation of children will have a shorter lifespan than their parents or grandparents. A lack of physical activity is one of the causes, but the biggest culprit is a diet high in calories and low in nutrition. A growing...
April 12, 2010 - 12:00am