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At last, Minnesota native Dylan to receive Nobel prize in Stockholm
Federal judge extends order blocking Trump's travel ban from six Muslim countries
Thieves illegally cutting birch saplings in Minnesota and Wisconsin woods
Republicans want to delay, change vegetative buffers around Minnesota waters; Dayton says no way
$542 million plan emerges to help 4 percent of Minnesotans in individual health insurance market
UPDATE: UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Eriksson Ek showing signs of improvement for Wild
Rule 5 pick Haley makes Twins roster
When Bridgewater is cleared to play, Zimmer wants him in purple
Wild coach says Parise's eye 'looks pretty black and blue' but expects star to return soon
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Evonne C. Frost
Delores A. Larson
Keith L. Sorenson
Elna Grace Paschka
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
June 1, 2016
The principal and the pig
When Roosevelt Elementary Principal Lori Lockhart bet first-graders in Amber Erickson’s classroom at the start of the school year that they...
June 1, 2016 - 11:28pm
March 12, 2016
Family Night at Willmar school imparts on parents the importance of reading
WILLMAR — Parents reading to their children was the theme Friday of EL Family Night at Roosevelt Elementary School in Willmar. At the event,...
March 12, 2016 - 11:25am
March 4, 2016
Once upon a time ...
Miranda Roelofs, 2016 Queen of the Festivals, reads to second-graders Friday in Denise Dierenfeld’s class at Community Christian School in...
March 4, 2016 - 11:48pm
March 2, 2016
Bookin' it on Dr. Seuss' birthday
WILLMAR - Kennedy Elementary School on Wednesday celebrated Read Across America Day. The National Education Association project is held each...
March 2, 2016 - 11:01am
February 6, 2016
Kennedy Elementary students share a good read
Matthew Strey, left, and Jordan Gorans, fourth-graders at Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar, share a library moment during Friday's weekly...
February 6, 2016 - 9:56am
March 21, 2015
For teens looking for a great read, some social interaction, library’s book club is the place to be
Wendy Rios is a bibliophile, and a proud one at that. To her, words are simply a gateway to another life. Just 13, she immerses herself in...
March 21, 2015 - 12:16am
October 29, 2014
Batman, AKA Dave Paulsen, and Batboy, Paulsen’s son Ben, 5, entertain costumed children with heroic deeds and reading books about his fellow...
October 29, 2014 - 12:09am
June 8, 2014
Local teacher, library offer advice for kids to avoid ‘summer slide’
Kristen Egge can tell in September whether her students were engaged in academic activities during their summer break. “Kids need to read and...
June 8, 2014 - 11:18pm
February 13, 2013
Willmar, Minn., elementary reading scores showing improvement
WILLMAR — Willmar’s elementary students have improved their reading skills in the first half of the school year, and in some cases the improvement has been dramatic. The Willmar School Board received a mid-year report this week. Literacy coaches from both elementary schools were...
February 13, 2013 - 10:53pm
August 23, 2012
Willmar, Minn., author gets it right in first book
August 23, 2012 - 9:31am
June 9, 2012
Imagination Library helps instill a love of reading in littlest learners
WILLMAR -- Amid the research about early childhood learning, one of the figures that jumps out at Renee Nolting is this: By the time children...
June 9, 2012 - 12:00am
June 4, 2012
Children will explore the night with Willmar, Minn., summer reading program
WILLMAR -- Children will explore the wonders of the night as they "Dream Big - Read" with the annual children's summer reading program at Willmar Public Library. This year's theme Dream Big - READ will include lessons about stargazing, space exploration and nocturnal animals, as...
June 4, 2012 - 12:00am
January 8, 2011
January 8, 2011 - 12:00am
July 12, 2010
Willmar Public Library inaugurates new designated space designed just for teens
WILLMAR -- Shhh! Teens only, please. Comfy armchairs, a colorful rug, tables by the window and shelves laden with young-adult books mark a new...
July 12, 2010 - 12:00am
June 21, 2010
Toss a couple of these books in your beach bag
WILLMAR -- The season of beaches, hammocks and road trips is officially upon us: why not occupy the lazy afternoons of summer with a book? Beach...
June 21, 2010 - 12:00am