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Math, reading scores stall in latest round of Minnesota testing
Man arrested after high-speed chase in Minnesota, pleads guilty to killing woman in Michigan
Motorist hits 115 mph as he leads trooper on I-94 chase
Former Willmar teacher charged for allegedly striking student
Willmar Municipal Utilities struggles to stockpile coal
Vikings extend contract of head coach Mike Zimmer
Freeman's four hits, five RBIs fuel Braves' 9-7 win
Towns embracing Minnesota as home
Peterson helping teammates set sights on Super Bowl
Stingers can't catch Express
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Anita "Ricky" Hoyt
Harvey Lee Peterson
Harry E. Lindbloom
Audrey O. Forkrud
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
January 7, 2015
Willmar teacher participates in NASA program
Willmar Senior High School science teacher Rob Palmer is attending the meeting of the American Astronomical Society this week in Seattle. He is participating in the NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program and is one of 40 teachers and students sent to Seattle. IPAC stands for...
January 7, 2015 - 8:38pm
July 17, 2013
Study: Dead stars colliding forged gold on Earth
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A strange glow in space has provided fresh evidence that all the gold on Earth was forged from ancient collisions of dead...
July 17, 2013 - 1:30pm
August 8, 2012
Editorial: Curiousity begins new tour of the red planet
Mankind took another giant leap forward in space exploration Monday morning as car-sized space vehicle from the United States quickly landed on Mars. The Mars Science Laboratory rover was lowered to the Mars surface by a set of cables from its deliver capsule. The Mars mission started...
August 8, 2012 - 12:00am
March 10, 2012
Teachers apply NASA lessons in Willmar, Minn., classrooms
Paper airplanes glided across the sixth-grade science classroom, and the room was busy with chatter and activity as kids judged flight patterns...
March 10, 2012 - 8:00am
November 29, 2011
Willmar, Minn., teachers using NASA training in classroom
WILLMAR -- Two weeks at NASA's Ames Research Center left an indelible impression on four Willmar science teachers, and their students are reaping the benefits of their work this year. The four teachers -- Rob Flegel, Margaret Schmitz, John Kuznik and Ben Panchyshyn -- were among...
November 29, 2011 - 12:00am
November 27, 2011
Willmar School Board meets Monday
WILLMAR -- The Willmar School Board will meet in a workshop session at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the board room on the first floor of the Willmar Education and Arts Center, 611 Fifth St. S.W. The meeting is open to the public. The board will hear a report from four teachers who took part...
November 27, 2011 - 12:00am
February 21, 2011
NASA: Weather looking good for Thursday launch try
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- After a four-month grounding of the space shuttle fleet, NASA's countdown clocks were on the verge of ticking again Monday for Discovery's final ride into orbit. Discovery is scheduled to blast off Thursday afternoon to the International Space Station....
February 21, 2011 - 1:10pm
January 28, 2011
Update: NASA marks 25th anniversary of Challenger accident
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Hundreds gathered at NASA's launch site today to mark the 25th anniversary of the Challenger disaster, receiving words of hope from the widow of the space shuttle's commander. The chilly outdoor ceremony drew space agency managers, former astronauts,...
January 28, 2011 - 12:05pm
NASA marks 25th anniversary of Challenger accident
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA is marking the 25th anniversary of the space shuttle Challenger accident that killed seven astronauts. Families and NASA officials gathered this morning at an outdoor memorial at Florida's Kennedy Space Center. Twenty-five years ago, the Challenger...
January 28, 2011 - 9:07am
January 12, 2010
Mystery object to whizz by Earth Wednesday
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A mystery object from space is about to whizz close by Earth on Wednesday. It won't hit our planet, but scientists are stumped by what exactly it is. Astronomers say it may be space junk or it could be a tiny asteroid, too small to cause damage even if it hit....
January 12, 2010 - 1:30pm
October 8, 2009
Satellite to crash into the moon tomorrow
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Senior High School Earth Space Science classes will host a LCROSS impact event from 6:15 to 7 a.m. Friday at the high school. The Lunar CRater Observatory and Sensing Satellite will crash into the moon. There will be two telescopes set up for the 6:30 a.m....
October 8, 2009 - 9:04am
April 25, 2008
NASA scientist asking Pawlenty to stop Big Stone II power plant project
WILLMAR -- Dr. James Hansen has penned letters to everyone from the Prime Ministers of Australia and the United Kingdom to Jim Rogers, CEO of Duke Energy, asking all of them to halt the development of coal-fired power plants. Hansen's latest letter arrived on Gov. Tim Pawlenty's...
April 25, 2008 - 12:00am