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Records published Dec. 6
Defying Trump, Green Party pursues recounts in 3 U.S. states
Dakota Access 'fully committed' to completing pipeline using current route
Keeping jobs on the prairie: Clarkfield Outdoors defies odds with American-made apparel
U.S. court puts Obamacare case on hold until Trump takes office
Bluejays girls team dominates Hendricks
Pitino has Gophers poised to take 12-1 record into Big Ten play
Is Dozier blockbuster trade in the works?
Wild remain unconcerned with middling special teams
Timberwolves' bench playing Minnesota's best basketball
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'
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
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
Dorothy M. Peterson
Luella O. Carlson
Harlow D. Skindelien
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
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