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Higher minimum wage, new laws begin Aug. 1 in Minnesota
Willmar Utilities to test its network security
Former ag association treasurer to serve jail time for $50,000 theft
Angel investor group to focus on agriculture development in Kandiyohi County
Study looking at economic feasibility for whitewater park in Granite Falls
Fighting injuries, Vikings OL Loadholt plans to retire
MLB notebook: Yankees send Chapman to Cubs
Vikings rookie Treadwell says he's finally healthy after 2014 injury
10 possibilities for Twins' GM job
Injury forces Loadholt to retire
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
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
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
R. Vernon Benson
Stanley A. Nelson
Linda Kay Larson
Fern A. Heglund
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Chris Britt
Commentary: Herr Trumpf, how horrifying
April 18, 2016
Live it! Q&A: How preschool sets the tone for kindergarten
Much of Val Walstrom’s working life has been centered around children. In the mid-1990s, she began a home-based daycare while taking Early...
April 18, 2016 - 5:27pm
April 12, 2016
Live it!: Preschool ... and what your child can gain from it
Elsie Scheele is tall for her age, with deep blue eyes and a caramel mane that’s beginning to darken a shade. She sits coloring at an oversized...
April 12, 2016 - 10:27am
Tips to determine if your child is ready for preschool
With a greater emphasis on early childhood learning, experts believe preschool programs are a necessity for preparing children for kindergarten....
April 12, 2016 - 9:50am
June 25, 2015
Heartland Head Start enrollment opens
WILLMAR — Heartland Community Action Agency’s Early Head Start and Head Start programs are accepting applications for the 2015–2016 school year. The programs offer family-focused preschool programs that promote school readiness to pregnant mothers and families with children...
June 25, 2015 - 11:16pm
May 7, 2015
Good teeth are no accident
Jamine Shakya speaks with the Children’s Corner Preschool afternoon class at Willmar Assembly of God about taking care of their teeth, such...
May 7, 2015 - 11:16pm
May 14, 2014
‘Power of the Purse’: Fundraiser to support efforts in early childhood education
WILLMAR — More than 40 purses, from casual totes to designer handbags, will be auctioned off this weekend when the United Way of West Central...
May 14, 2014 - 11:21pm
February 27, 2014
Video: Preschool Musical Extravaganza held at CCS
Local musicians came to the Community Christian School on Thursday to show kids how different instruments sound during the Preschool Musical...
February 27, 2014 - 5:57pm
February 19, 2014
Video: Preschool Kids from YMCA Child Care Learn to Ski
Children from the YMCA Child Care Center in Willmar learn to cross country ski Wednesday during their Kinder Stars class at the school.
February 19, 2014 - 5:07pm
October 10, 2012
Let's Talk Kids blog: Introducing young children to sports
October 10, 2012 - 8:58am
January 17, 2012
State council members impressed with early childhood programs in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- Members of the Governor's Early Learning Council were impressed with the level of cooperation between public and private institutions to encourage literacy in young children when they visited Willmar on Tuesday. The group held its first meeting outside the Twin Cities...
January 17, 2012 - 4:06pm
May 5, 2010
Benson School officials approve change to preschool program
BENSON -- The Benson School Board approved changes to the ECFE school readiness preschool program at its regular meeting Monday. Starting in the fall, parents can chose either two full days or three one-half days of preschool for 4-year-old children, according to district superintendent...
May 5, 2010 - 12:00am
October 23, 2008
Initiative offers tools to improve kindergarten readiness
Some of the 3- and 4-year-olds at New London-Spicer's preschool screening couldn't wait to tear into their new blue backpacks and pull out crayons,...
October 23, 2008 - 12:00am