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Kandiyohi County Board to meet Friday
Truth-in-Taxation hearing to be held Monday at Willmar council meeting
U.S. presidential commission issues recommendations on cyber security
AgweekTV: Weather outlook
U.S. retirement investors not hitting post-election panic button
Dragons win first of two on northern road trip
Slagter scores 31 in Cards' tournament win
Aggressive D key to Cardinals' victory
Sartell/Sauk Rapids blanks Willmar
Gophers look to toughen up after first loss
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'
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
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Evelyn R. Yanish
Todd D. Johnson
Helen W. Olson
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
January 10, 2012
NLS board starts budget cut process, meets with Minn. lawmakers
WILLMAR -- The New London-Spicer School Board adopted a resolution Monday directing the district's administration to make recommendations for budget reductions for the 2012-2013 school year. With the unanimous roll call vote, the district begins the annual process to cut the budget,...
January 10, 2012 - 12:00am
January 11, 2011
NLS school officials begin the process to cut the budget, add 16th bus route
NEW LONDON -- The New London-Spicer School Board unanimously ap-proved a resolution Monday directing the district's administration to recommend...
January 11, 2011 - 12:00am
February 18, 2010
Benson School board reviews prelim budget
BENSON -- The Benson School Board reviewed the preliminary budget for the 2010-2011 school year, which includes a $275,000 deficit, at the regular meeting Tuesday evening. The board also adopted a resolution authorizing the district's administration to prepare its recommendations...
February 18, 2010 - 12:00am
February 13, 2010
New London-Spicer school officials identify up to $280K in possible cuts from their budget
NEW LONDON -- The New London Spicer School Board identified a range of $225,000 to $280,000 for possible budget reductions at the regular meeting Thursday, which was postponed from Monday due to the weather. With that action Thursday, the list of possible budget cuts has expanded...
February 13, 2010 - 12:00am
January 12, 2010
NLS begins its annual budget cut process, approves Race to the Top
WILLMAR -- The New London-Spicer School Board on Monday approved a resolution directing the district's administration to make recommendations for reductions in programs and positions. Thus begins the timeline for budget cuts for the 2010-11 school year. Superintendent Paul Carlson...
January 12, 2010 - 12:00am
March 24, 2009
NLS Finance Committee to discuss two options for $300K in cuts
NEW LONDON -- The Finance Committee of New London-Spicer Schools will start discussing this week how to cut more than $300,000 from the district's 2009-10 budget. The district on March 9 informed the School Board the cuts would be required. During Monday's board meeting, the Finance...
March 24, 2009 - 12:00am
February 20, 2009
Benson Schools to find budget reductions
BENSON -- The administration of Benson Public Schools will examine its budget for possible reductions after reporting a preliminary budget deficit of $418,000 for the 2009-10 school year. Superintendent Lee Westrum said Wednesday the Benson School Board directed him to look for budget...
February 20, 2009 - 12:00am
January 27, 2009
NLS to examine possible budget reductions for '08-09, '09-10
NEW LONDON -- New London-Spicer Schools will examine its budget during the next few weeks to find any possible budget reductions for the remainder of the 2008-09 school year and for 2009-10. The New-London Spicer School Board on Monday directed Superintendent Paul Carlson to search...
January 27, 2009 - 12:00am
December 22, 2008
Litchfield School Board debating cuts worth $894K tonight for '09-10, '10-11
LITCHFIELD -- The Litchfield School Board will discuss budget reductions worth $894,000 tonight during its last meeting of 2008. According to a Monday e-mail from Superintendent Bill Wold, the administration of Litchfield Public Schools will recommend up to $894,000 in budget cuts...
December 22, 2008 - 2:45pm
December 10, 2008
$1.1M in cuts likely as Litchfield Schools looks for ways to get out of statutory operating debt
LITCHFIELD -- The Litchfield School District could end up cutting more than $1.1 million from its budget as part of a three-year plan to get out of statutory operating debt. The School Board on Monday made $328,750 in budget cuts for the school year.
December 10, 2008 - 12:00am
December 9, 2008
Litchfield School Board cuts budget for next year
LITCHFIELD -- The Litchfield School Board cut more than $300,000 from the Litchfield School District's 2008-09 budget Monday as the first step of the district plan to exit statutory operating debt. Superintendent Bill Wold said Tuesday the School Board approved $328,750 in budget...
December 9, 2008 - 4:10pm
December 5, 2008
Unexpected special education debt puts Litchfield School District in statutory operating debt
Litchfield School District Superintendent Bill Wold said Friday the School Board will make over $200,000 in budget cuts Monday as the first phase of the district's plan to get out of statutory operating debt. By state definition, a school district is in statutory operating debt when...
December 5, 2008 - 2:00pm