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It's back: Minnesota Senate has plan to revive Real ID
Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked
State Fair doughnut fry leads to political fray
Capitol Chatter: A legislative budget primer
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Peterson's demands too pricy for some NFL teams
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State Basketball: CMCS rebounds in consolation bracket
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'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
'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
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May 6, 2016
A Grand March in a City Park
The temperature was topping out at 90 degrees but the couples were cool cats for the MACCRAY Prom "A Night in the 50s" on Friday evening for...
May 6, 2016 - 8:17pm
May 4, 2016
MACCRAY unable to reach consensus on building needs
MAYNARD — A working facilities committee for the MACCRAY School District has been unable to reach a consensus on how the district should address...
May 4, 2016 - 12:03am
April 24, 2016
Prep Baseball: MACCRAY wins three games at Morris/CA tourney
Derick Sommers pitched a solid game and Chase Christenson drove in two runs as MACCRAY defeated Morris/Chokio-Alberta 7-2 on Saturday in a Morris Invitational game featuring two area teams
April 24, 2016 - 11:53pm
April 21, 2016
Editorial: MACCRAY School District faces a tough decision
The MACCRAY School District and its communities of Clara City, Maynard and Raymond face a challenging decision on the future of the district and its school buildings. This is not an easy decision for any school district, especially a consolidated school district. Every community wants...
April 21, 2016 - 12:16am
April 6, 2016
MACCRAY struggles to reach consensus on building projects
CLARA CITY — Whether they recommend a three-site or one-campus system, members of the MACCRAY School’s working facilities committee are wondering...
April 6, 2016 - 12:00am
March 19, 2016
Commissioner visits MACCRAY West to recognize Maynard school's‘ Reward’ status
MAYNARD — Maybe it’s something in the water, or maybe it’s the four-day week schedule, but Minnesota Commissioner of Education Brenda...
March 19, 2016 - 12:20am
March 9, 2016
MACCRAY still far from consensus on facilities
RAYMOND — A working committee looking at what to do about MACCRAY’s facilities needs has reached the halfway point in its mission, but is far from reaching a consensus. Members of the committee proposed a wide range of options Monday evening at their meeting at the East Elementary...
March 9, 2016 - 11:50pm
November 3, 2015
MACCRAY wants consensus as it looks anew at building needs
RAYMOND — Nearly two years after voters in the MACCRAY School District rejected a $20 million building proposal, the district is ready to take a new look at the needs of its facilities. Over 40 residents joined Monday evening at the MACCRAY East Elementary School in Raymond to...
November 3, 2015 - 11:12pm
May 27, 2015
Prep Baseball: MACCRAY takes hard hit
After a promising start to the Section 3A playoffs, MACCRAY’s fortunes took a serious shot on Tuesday
May 27, 2015 - 12:47am
April 30, 2015
State Commissioner approves four-day school week for five school districts
BLACKDUCK — Minnesota Commissioner of Education Brenda Cassellius has given five school districts with four-day school weeks the thumbs up for next year. As of midweek, the commissioner approved the four-day week for five districts statewide for the 2015-2016 school year. “The...
April 30, 2015 - 11:24pm
February 6, 2015
Bill would preserve four-day school weeks
Some rural Minnesota school districts want lawmakers to help them keep their four-day school weeks in place. Bills in the state House and Senate would let districts decide whether to shorten their weeks, without getting permission from the state. But the state Department of Education...
February 6, 2015 - 11:07pm
February 3, 2015
Schools plead for four-day weeks
ST. PAUL — Nearly a dozen Minnesota school districts launched four-day school weeks as a means to save money, but after state officials said...
February 3, 2015 - 10:54pm
January 13, 2015
MACCRAY campaigns for four-day week
CLARA CITY — With a district-wide survey showing 91 percent of residents support it, MACCRAY school board members are launching a campaign hoping to maintain the district’s four-day school schedule. The campaign includes re-applying to the Minnesota Department of Education to...
January 13, 2015 - 11:45pm
November 5, 2014
Area school board races decided
Contested races in seven area school districts were decided on Tuesday. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa The BBE School District elected four school board members, including one new member, and voted out an incumbent. The votes were 1,046 for incumbent Scott Voss, 880 for Pat Thieschafer,...
November 5, 2014 - 11:24pm
October 14, 2014
MACCRAY to repeat pitch for four-day week: May also seek legislation needed to maintain it
CLARA CITY — When Minnesota Commissioner of Education Brenda Cassellius rejected the MACCRAY School District’s plan to continue with a four-day school week next year, she left open the door for the district to pitch a new plan. School board members intend to do so, as well as...
October 14, 2014 - 9:45pm