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U.S. jobless claims decline from five-month high
CIA: Russia intervened to help Trump win
Wall Street again marks new highs in post-election run
Litchfield police officer facing DWI charges
Holiday Express rolls through Kandiyohi County
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
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'
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
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
March 28, 2016
Crowd shows up to discuss NLS transgender policy
NEW LONDON — Although a proposed transgender policy wasn’t on the agenda, about 50 people crammed into the New London-Spicer School Board’s...
March 28, 2016 - 11:37pm