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District 16, 16A lawmakers ready for special session
Student heads to Washington
Top design expert guides Tribune redesign
Pre-K education remains at heart of budget impasse
Riding the Dragon
Video: Gophers invade downtown Spicer
Video: 2015 Stingers
Amateur Baseball: Bird Island clips Sacred Heart
Prep Softball Roundup: Paynesville, Minnewaska both lose
Prep Baseball Roundup: Litchfield rolls over Paynesville
Jon Leuze’s work wins People’s Choice Award in Willmar, Minn.
New London, Minn., native Brady Toops on (off) ABC’s ‘The Bachelorette’
Norway Lake Township’s oldest living man, 91, to star in Sunburg, Minnesota, Syttende Mai parade
Syttende Mai celebrations in west central Minnesota
Artaria String Quartet performs in Dawson, Minn.
Abrams joins ACMC urgent care department
American Family agent Hern earns certification
State electrical group honors Gatewood for industry service
Two from Whitcomb Brothers Grain attend conference
Rice Hospital nurses honored for making a difference in patient lives
Marsha J. Rooda
Hermoine "Kit" Sundem Claggett
Dorothy N. Theis
Alvina "Al" A. Marklowitz
Video: Roosevelt celebrates act of kindness
Video: Let's Go Fishing Expo on Green Lake
Video: Ukraine teens enjoy time away from strife
Aurand — Elfritz
Boike — Williamson
Cartoon by Chris Britt
Minnesota Opinion: Legilsature frustration goes across the state
Letter: Questions for Willmar council member Ron Christianson
Letter: 'Recall Ron' stand was inappropriately placed
Editorial: Memorial Day has a very real purpose
November 23, 2010
Cold turkey: Mayflower descendants group rebuffed by Detroit Thanksgiving parade officials
DETROIT - Think your holiday travel plans are tough? Imagine being a Mayflower descendant who's been bumped from Detroit's annual Thanksgiving parade. June Gorman, governor and historian of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in Michigan, tells The Detroit News she thought Thursday's...
news / nation
November 23, 2010 - 9:42am
November 17, 2010
South Dakota man who lied to police about identity arrested because his real name was tattooed on his arm
MITCHELL, S.D. - A man who tried to lie about his identity to police here was arrested after officers noticed his real name tattooed on his arm, according to a police report. Shane Alan Heitman, 36, was contacted by police on Nov. 7. An anonymous tip informed police that Heitman...
November 17, 2010 - 12:37am
This is the records summary for Nov. 17. Benson woman dies of injuries suffered in July crash CLONTARF --A 90-year-old Benson woman has died as a result of injuries suffered in a two-vehicle crash July 9 near Clontarf. According to the State Patrol, Pearl I. Buyck died Monday at...
November 17, 2010 - 12:00am
October 22, 2010
Charges for woman in cop chase
WILLMAR -- The Spicer woman whose vehicle ended up in a pond this week made her first court appearance Thursday on related charges. Lorraine...
news / local
October 22, 2010 - 12:00am
September 15, 2010
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
opinion / cartoons
September 15, 2010 - 12:00am
March 18, 2010
Editorial: Pawlenty veto hurts, Gimse was of no help
Gov. Tim Pawlenty's recent moves for political advantage -- both statewide and for his presidential campaign -- on the capital investment bonding bill hurt Willmar and Kandiyohi County. While the bonding bill passed -- 89-44 in the House and 49-17 in the Senate -- with Republican...
opinion / editorials
March 18, 2010 - 12:00am
February 15, 2010
Cartoon by John Sherffius
opinion / cartoons
February 15, 2010 - 12:00am
August 25, 2009
Commentary: Teacher without a lesson plan
Let's go back to that "teachable moment." It was proclaimed by Barack Obama after he said that police in Cambridge, Mass., had acted "stupidly" in arresting Henry Louis Gates for essentially being black in his own house. It has been a month now, and the one sure thing we have learned...
opinion / commentary
August 25, 2009 - 12:00am
August 12, 2009
13 of 19 area school districts not making AYP
In results released this week by the Minnesota Department of Education, 13 of 19 area school districts were labeled as not making adequate yearly progress on standardized reading and math tests. The state tests are part of the requirements of the No Child Left Behind federal education...
news / local / region
August 12, 2009 - 12:16am
February 26, 2009
Seagren: Details unclear about stimulus funding for schools
WILLMAR -- Federal economic stimulus money could be coming to area schools, but it's too soon to know how much or how soon. Minnesota Education Commissioner Alice Seagren has told school districts not to base budget decisions on anticipated stimulus payments. Seagren was in Willmar...
local / education / news
February 26, 2009 - 12:00am
December 5, 2008
Records, Dec. 5
Investigation reveals no sexual assault at high school WILLMAR -- An investigation by the Willmar Police into a reported sexual assault in early November at the Willmar Senior High School revealed that there was no such assault at the school, according to Police Capt. David Wyffels. A...
December 5, 2008 - 12:00am
November 12, 2008
Willmar school officials chafe over federal law requirements in math, reading
WILLMAR -- Members of the Willmar School Board vented their frustration with federal education law Monday, when they approved an "improvement plan" for Kennedy Elementary School. The plan is required under the No Child Left Behind federal education law because students in some groups...
local / education
November 12, 2008 - 12:00am