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Willmar School Board meets Monday
Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
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'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
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
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
October 28, 2013
Willmar School Board begins to develop goals for superintendent
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board has started the process of developing personal goals for Superintendent Jerry Kjergaard. The board recently approved a new two-year contract for Kjergaard, which will run through June 30, 2016. At a workshop meeting, board members offered suggestions...
October 28, 2013 - 11:33pm
October 17, 2013
Editorial: Question for Willmar School Board: What’s the real issue?
It was disappointing to see a split 4-3 vote Monday by the Willmar School Board in renewing the contract of Superintendent Jerry Kjergaard, especially following the recent positive improvements in student achievement. This split vote reflects a possible board fracture, which could...
October 17, 2013 - 5:00am
July 31, 2013
Willmar, Minn., names Ledeboer public works superintendent
WILLMAR -- Scott Ledeboer, who has worked 36 years for the city of Willmar, has been appointed public works director by City Administrator Charlene...
July 31, 2013 - 11:35pm
June 16, 2013
Westrum ends 21-year tenure at Benson School District
BENSON — When Lee Westrum was a fresh college graduate from Bemidji State University in 1992, his first job was as a social studies teacher...
June 16, 2013 - 10:51pm
May 30, 2013
City panel backs filling head Willmar, Minn., Public Works position
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council Labor Relations Committee is recommending the council move forward with filling a soon-to-be-vacant Public Works superintendent position. The committee discussed and voted to recommend the council fill the vacancy that will be created by the July...
May 30, 2013 - 4:22pm
May 23, 2013
ACGC declines request to share superintendent with BLHS
GROVE CITY - A request to share their superintendent with a neighboring school district was declined this week by the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School Board. The ACGC school board had received a letter of inquiry last month from the Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart School District with...
May 23, 2013 - 11:14pm
September 25, 2012
Finalist from Princeton named for Alexandria superintendent
ALEXANDRIA -- Nearly 30 community, school board, and staff members from the Alexandria Public Schools met Thursday to interview six finalists for the superintendent position. Four teams interviewed these candidates and then shared perceptions about the unique skill sets and personal...
September 25, 2012 - 12:00am
October 19, 2010
Northern school districts reflect on Lehse's career as educator, superintendent after fatal accident
The Cass Lake-Bena interim superintendent died in a traffic accident Sunday afternoon.
October 19, 2010 - 12:09pm
October 18, 2010
Cass Lake-Bena superintendent dies in Sunday car crash
The Cass Lake-Bena interim superintendent died in a traffic accident Sunday afternoon. Diane M. Lehse, 66, of Menahga, died when the 2010 Ford Fusion she was in struck a semi truck head-on on state Highway 34 west of Walker, according to the Minnesota State Patrol out of Thief River...
October 18, 2010 - 9:24am
September 11, 2010
Willmar School Board meets Monday
WILLMAR -- The Willmar School Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the board room on the first floor of the Willmar Education and Arts Center. The agenda includes adopting a preliminary 2011 property tax levy and will consider renewing Superintendent Jerry Kjergaard's contract...
September 11, 2010 - 12:00am
July 28, 2010
Former Benson superintendent is arraigned on criminal sexual conduct charge with student
Carl E. Remmers, 65, of Cass Lake, the superintendent of the Cass Lake-Bena School District, was arraigned in Beltrami County District Court...
July 28, 2010 - 8:55am
Former Benson schools superintendent charged with sexual misconduct
BEMIDJI -- A former Benson Schools superintendent faces sexual misconduct charges in northern Minnesota. Cass Lake-Bena School District Superintendent...
July 28, 2010 - 12:00am
July 27, 2010
Former Benson superintendent charged with criminal sexual conduct in Bemidji case
BEMIDJI - Cass Lake-Bena School District Superintendent Carl Eugene Remmers, 65, of Cass Lake, was charged Friday in Beltrami County District...
July 27, 2010 - 9:52am
March 23, 2010
Former Willmar teacher selected to be Sartell-St. Stephen superintendent
The Sartell-St. Stephen School Board has selected Duluth assistant school superintendent Joe Hill as the district's next superintendent, pending...
March 23, 2010 - 2:30pm
March 19, 2010
Former Willmar teacher is a finalist to Sartell superintendent position
Former Willmar teacher is Sartell superintendent finalist Forum Communications Co. report ALEXANDRIA, Minn. - A former principal at Jefferson High School here is a finalist for su-perintendent in the Sartell-St. Stephen district. Joe Hill is the leading candidate for the position,...
March 19, 2010 - 1:32pm