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Suspect in Twin Cities woman's death charged after leading deputies to human remains in N.D.
Spokesman: Trump supports Dakota Access pipeline and will review project
Stormwater drainage planned at site of new Robbins Island playground
Harvesting unused goods to benefit nonprofits: Thrift store donors can give to organizations of their choice
Records published Dec. 5
Dragons place third at own invite
Aus, Struxness earning big rodeo wins, cash
Card gymnast place third at Becker
Gophers accept bid to Holiday Bowl in San Diego Dec. 27
Slagter paces Cards at Monticello invite
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'
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Dorothy M. Peterson
Helen W. Olson
Roger K. Straight
Virginia L. Anderson
Ronald J. Fernholz
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
January 27, 2016
MnSCU feels financial pressure as enrollment drops
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s largest higher-education system is looking to make major changes as enrollment continues to fall and more institutions fail financial stress tests. The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system saw enrollment fall by 1.9 percent last year, to 138,973....
January 27, 2016 - 11:41pm
MnSCU chancellor: We need to plan for jobs of the future
WILLMAR — In the coming years, three-quarters of available jobs in the state will require some sort of post-secondary education. It will be a challenge to develop educational programs that will prepare Minnesotans for the jobs that will be available in the future, said Steven Rosenstone,...
November 27, 2015 - 10:33pm
October 21, 2015
MnSCU officials say $12.7M shortfall is no cause for alarm
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system has revealed an unanticipated $12.7 million hit to its finances as enrollment continues to slip and contract talks prove costlier than expected. MnSCU had planned for a 1.8 percent drop in enrollment this fall, but...
October 21, 2015 - 9:20pm
July 16, 2015
Chinese educators tour Ridgewater College
WILLMAR — The visiting teachers crowded around auto body instructor Joe Wambeke as he described what students learn in the Ridgewater College...
July 16, 2015 - 12:44am
June 15, 2015
State may freeze tuition at two-year colleges
Students at Minnesota’s community and technical colleges could see an even better tuition deal than the one they’ve received over the past two years. Under a proposed $1.93 billion budget by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, tuition at the two-year schools,...
June 15, 2015 - 9:39pm
March 4, 2015
MnSCU chancellor, faculty call a truce
ST. PAUL — A rift between Chancellor Steven Rosenstone and faculty of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is over. Five weeks after Gov. Mark Dayton threatened to withhold money from the higher education system, the parties on Tuesday sent the governor a copy of a deal....
March 4, 2015 - 7:00am
February 27, 2015
MnSCU backs Ridgewater president after faculty vote of no confidence
WILLMAR — Minnesota’s state college system has said it supports Ridgewater College President Douglas Allen. Allen came under fire at the end of the week when the community college’s faculty passed a vote of no confidence in his leadership Thursday evening. According to Sam...
February 27, 2015 - 11:52pm
February 3, 2015
Tech colleges team up for new ag education program
ST. PAUL — With an aging workforce and pressing labor shortages, a new collaboration among tech colleges will focus on infusing the ag industry...
February 3, 2015 - 10:30pm
January 13, 2015
U of M requests money to expand the tuition freeze
ST. PAUL — Much of the higher education talk from Minnesota political leaders this year is about improving the workforce by training and retraining...
January 13, 2015 - 11:45pm
October 20, 2014
Ridgewater to host Oct. 27 meeting about MnSCU future
WILLMAR — A meeting to discuss plans for the future of the state’s public colleges will be held next week at Ridgewater College. Ridgewater and other schools in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System host gatherings to discuss the progress of the system’s Charting...
October 20, 2014 - 11:19pm
April 17, 2013
Legislative Notebook: Senate approves funding for MnSCU, U of M
ST. PAUL — Minnesota senators easily approved a higher education budget bill Wednesday 46-18, but debate made it clear they want to hold the public schools accountable for spending. The bill would give about $1.2 billion each to the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State Colleges...
April 17, 2013 - 10:56pm
February 26, 2013
Gores named president at SMSU in Marshall, Minn.
MARSHALL — The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system today appointed Connie J. Gores to be the next president of Southwest Minnesota State University. According to a news release issued by SMSU, Gores has served at Winona State University since...
February 26, 2013 - 2:19pm
May 21, 2012
Applications sought for MnSCU Board of Trustees
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees is currently accepting applications for four positions on the board. The Board provides leadership in such areas as academic programs, fiscal management, personnel, admissions requirements, tuition and fees, and rules and...
May 21, 2012 - 12:00am
April 30, 2012
Willmar, Minn., educator's high expectations pay dividends
WILLMAR -- If the students in Shawn Mueske's biology classes are studying about fingerprints, shoeprints, blood typing, throat cultures or bacteria...
April 30, 2012 - 12:00am
April 20, 2012
Ridgewater instructor from Willmar, Minn., honored as a top educator by MnSCU
Shawn Mueske, a biology instructor at Ridgewater College, was honored this week with an Educator of the Year award from the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees. Four faculty members at MnSCU institutions were chosen for the honor. The Educator of the Year...
April 20, 2012 - 7:00am