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Minnesota school accountability system up for review to meet federal standards
Upper Minnesota counties making progress, but rural needs remain
Keep wireless in mix to serve rural areas
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Willmar Community Assembly begins
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November 1, 2012
Survey finds seat belt use up in region; belts save lives
WILLMAR -- Seat belt use in southwest Minnesota is up 1.4 percent, according to a recent survey completed by a multi-agency effort of Toward Zero Deaths on our roadways. The September 2012 survey shows a regional rate of 82.5 percent seat belt usage.
November 1, 2012 - 12:00am
April 13, 2012
Renville County conducting online water plan survey
OLIVIA -- Renville County is currently in the process of updating its water management plan and is inviting residents of Renville County to complete a short online survey regarding the county's surface and groundwater resources. Residents may access the survey from the Renville County...
April 13, 2012 - 12:00am
January 6, 2012
Tribune readers invited to complete market research study, qualify for gift cards drawing
The West Central Tribune is conducting a market research study in the newspaper's readership area. All individuals completing the online survey...
January 6, 2012 - 6:58am
January 4, 2012
Farm Bureau: Food prices moderate slightly in fourth quarter
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Retail food prices at the supermarket declined slightly during the fourth quarter of 2011, according to the latest American Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 food items that can be used to prepare one or...
January 4, 2012 - 11:46am
July 16, 2011
Survey shows some support for Willmar's proposed levy
WILLMAR -- The majority of people responding to an online survey support the idea of renewing an operating levy for the Willmar School District. The results of the survey were released this week by the district. The survey had 448 respondents from the district, 80 percent of them...
July 16, 2011 - 12:00am
April 13, 2011
Regional schools' study group discusses survey results
WILLMAR -- When the Willmar and Montevideo school boards voted this week to share the services of a food service director, they followed New...
April 13, 2011 - 12:00am
March 7, 2011
Regional school districts seek community input
WILLMAR -- An online survey about school cooperation is waiting for the residents of 17 school districts in central and west central Minnesota. The survey will gauge people's views on curriculum, teacher evaluation, staff training and shared services. The survey is open to anyone...
March 7, 2011 - 12:00am
October 30, 2010
Midwest survey suggests growing economic optimism
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Rural bankers in 10 Midwest and Plains states are more optimistic about the regional economy, but a new survey released last week suggests business remains weak in many areas. "Unfortunately, very healthy farm income is not translating to healthy business activity,"...
October 30, 2010 - 12:00am
July 28, 2010
Survey finds public works, safety issues are priorities for residents
WILLMAR -- Responses to a recent Willmar community budget survey indicate people are mainly concerned about public works and public safety issues. The...
July 28, 2010 - 12:00am
July 9, 2010
Willmar seeks community input on budget priorities for 2011
The Willmar City Council is conducting a community survey to assist the council in determining city budget funding priorities for 2011. The entire survey will be published in the Tribune on Saturday. You can also take the survey by clicking on this link Willmar City Budget Survey. The...
July 9, 2010 - 11:58am
July 8, 2010
Willmar City Council gives approval to '11 budget survey
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council has approved conducting a community survey to assist the council in determining city budget funding priorities for 2011. The council approved the survey Tuesday night. "The City Council just felt that in the process of dealing with the 2011 budget...
July 8, 2010 - 12:00am
June 14, 2010
Responses needed for regional health survey
WILLMAR -- Responses are continuing to be collected for a regional health survey being conducted for public health agencies in 19 southwestern and southern Minnesota counties. Counties included in the survey are Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Redwood, Renville, Swift and Yellow...
June 14, 2010 - 12:00am
April 19, 2010
Survey to assess region's health status
WILLMAR -- Over 30,000 households in 19 counties in southwest and south central Minnesota will receive the 2010 Adult Health Survey this April. This regional effort is sponsored by the Statewide Health Improvement Program and local public health providers in the region. Wilder Research,...
April 19, 2010 - 11:47am
March 31, 2010
Minn. study finds sharp increase in homelessness
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A new study says homelessness in Minnesota has risen sharply as unemployment and foreclosures have forced people out of permanent housing. The survey released today by St. Paul-based Wilder Research counted nearly 9,500 homeless people -- up more than 20 percent...
March 31, 2010 - 8:59am
December 5, 2009
Renville County down under
Their Chevrolet Malibu comes to a stop in yet another farm yard and a golden Labrador suddenly emerges. Bruce Bloomgren cautiously cracks open...
December 5, 2009 - 8:00am