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Capitol Chatter: A legislative budget primer
Keep or dump MNsure, or is there an alternative?
Grand jury indicts Allwine on first-degree murder
Higher education bills call for Minnesota State tuition freezes
Agriculture funding bills prioritize new Minnesota crops
Peterson's demands too pricy for some NFL teams
Florida offers SD native, Spurs assistant Hammon its head coaching job
State Basketball: CMCS rebounds in consolation bracket
Bears sign QB Sanchez to one-year deal
Minnesota State Boys Basketball Tournament -- Thursday roundup
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
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'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
Ruth O. Jones
John E. Vold
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
February 15, 2017
MACCRAY board seeks to end divide
CLARA CITY — A divided MACCRAY School Board is looking for ways to unify after voters in the Feb. 7 referendum rejected a $38.8 million bond issue that would have created a single campus for the district. "People are asking: What now? What are we going to do now? Until we can...
February 15, 2017 - 7:21am
July 13, 2016
Board, teachers to try again for contract settlement in Willmar
WILLMAR -- The Willmar School Board and its teachers union may be nearing a resolution of their ongoing contract dispute. The two sides plan...
July 13, 2016 - 12:15am
June 24, 2016
Citizens’ group asks Benson Schools to reconsider decision to close pool
BENSON — A citizens’ committee in Benson is asking the school board to reconsider its decision in May to close the indoor swimming pool. Committee members met informally Thursday with Benson Superintendent of Schools Dennis Laumeyer and a couple of school board members to express...
June 24, 2016 - 11:08pm
June 14, 2016
New London-Spicer teachers, school board approve Q Comp plan
NEW LONDON — A plan to link teacher pay with student performance was overwhelmingly approved by the the New London-Spicer teachers’ union...
June 14, 2016 - 11:56pm
May 27, 2016
Bids open for Willmar elementary school site preparation
WILLMAR — Site preparation work for Willmar’s new elementary school will begin next month. Bids for the first phase of the school were opened...
May 27, 2016 - 12:05am
May 18, 2016
For a third time, voters in one Minnesota school district say 'no' to bond referendum
After gathering around the polls all day, Detroit Lakes voters have rejected the school bond referendum for the third time. With 5,023 ballots...
May 18, 2016 - 9:06am
May 16, 2016
Bos wins Willmar School Board seat
WILLMAR — Willmar funeral director Justin Bos was elected to the Willmar School Board in a special election Monday. Bos received 420 votes...
May 16, 2016 - 11:58pm
May 11, 2016
Six vie for Willmar School Board seat
WILLMAR — Six people are on the ballot in a Monday special election for the Willmar School Board. The person elected Monday will take office...
May 11, 2016 - 11:49pm
Meet the Willmar School Board candidates
The six candidates for the Willmar School Board seat recently answered the following inquiries by the West Central Tribune: 1. Background information....
May 11, 2016 - 11:40pm
May 9, 2016
New London-Spicer School Board tables transgender inclusion policy
Updated 12:12 a.m. May 10: NEW LONDON — On a 5-2 vote Monday, as a crowd of more than 200 people watched, the New London-Spicer School Board...
May 9, 2016 - 9:48pm
May 6, 2016
NLS school board vote on transgender policy expected Monday
NEW LONDON — A proposed transgender inclusion policy, which has undergone three revisions so far following strong public opposition, is on the agenda Monday night for the New London-Spicer School Board. The board is expected to take action on the proposal. Board Chairman Robert...
May 6, 2016 - 11:17pm
April 29, 2016
Petitioners oppose New London-Spicer Schools transgender policy
NEW LONDON — A petition that opposes a proposed transgender inclusion policy in the New London-Spicer School District was launched this week by a group calling itself NL-S Safe. The group of concerned citizens believes the policy would be harmful to NLS students, said Gary Swenson,...
April 29, 2016 - 11:10am
April 27, 2016
Willmar School Board candidates share views
WILLMAR — Candidates talked about diversity, elementary school lunch periods, teachers and a variety of other issues in a forum for the six...
April 27, 2016 - 8:13am
April 20, 2016
Willmar School Board candidate forum set for Tuesday
WILLMAR — The League of Women Voters will host a public forum Tuesday for candidates in a special election for the Willmar School Board. The forum will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Willmar Municipal Utilities Building, 700 Litchfield Ave. S.W., Willmar. Six candidates have filed...
April 20, 2016 - 11:00pm
April 11, 2016
Higher enrollment increases state aid to Willmar Public Schools
WILLMAR — General fund revenue for Willmar Public Schools is expected to be about $1 million more than anticipated this year, but expenditures will still exceed revenue. The Willmar School Board approved the revised 2015-16 budget Monday. Because the original budget must be adopted...
April 11, 2016 - 10:00pm