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Minn. security guard pepper sprays autistic man eating cookie from grocery store sample tray
Chippewa wins bid to rescue Essar steel mill project in Nashwauk
Hoops on Hops: Techniques bring out the best in barrel-aged beer
Ag groups urge Trump to stick with NAFTA
Man who nearly died in Alexandria medical helicopter crash in dispute with employer
Defense defines 2017 NFL Draft
Kolpack: A photo of Janis Thompson would be worth a million memories to her sister
WCT Sports Show: Let's Talk Stingers
'Beast Mode' returns: Lynch set to join Raiders after trade from Seahawks
Report: Vikings likely to decline Bridgewater's option
Disney announces official release date for 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Elton John recovering from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children
Younger hot flashes may signal heart risk later
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Dennis R. Erdman
Donna D. deCathelineau
Quam: My promotion coincided with the death of my 16-year-old nephew
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
George Will: The 'Oh, never mind' president
Susan Estrich: The Amazon 1-Star System
Letter: U of M proud of local partnerships
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
March 23, 2017
One-room Minnesota schoolhouse student, now 96, and her teacher, 107, reunite
PINE RIVER, Minn.—An unlikely class reunion took place at Pine River's Good Samaritan Nursing Home in northern Minnesota last month between...
March 23, 2017 - 3:38pm
February 11, 2017
Minn. teacher competes in 'prestigious' Australian chainsaw carving contest
PEQUOT LAKES, Minn. — A Minnesota art teacher who got her start in chainsaw carving after an offer for a free lesson is now competing...
February 11, 2017 - 10:31am
February 9, 2017
Former Willmar teacher sentenced for alleged assault of student
WILLMAR — A former Willmar high school teacher has been sentenced to unsupervised probation for allegedly assaulting a student on the...
February 9, 2017 - 7:01pm
August 31, 2016
Families apologize after more sex abuse details surface against dead Minnesota teacher, spouse
SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn.—The families of South St. Paul teacher Aric Babbitt and his husband spoke publicly Wednesday for the first time about...
August 31, 2016 - 9:46pm
August 29, 2016
Updated: Minnesota teacher in apparent murder-suicide was under investigation for sexual contact with boys
Updated 8:44 p.m. A South St. Paul elementary school teacher and his husband, who were found dead of an apparent murder-suicide last week in...
August 29, 2016 - 9:50pm
July 27, 2016
Former Willmar teacher charged for allegedly striking student
WILLMAR -- A former Willmar teacher has been charged with assaulting a student on the last day of the 2016 school year. The assault is alleged...
July 27, 2016 - 11:50pm
May 12, 2016
Willmar schools, teachers negotiate again
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board and its teachers will make another attempt to negotiate a contract settlement Friday afternoon. The last contract for Education Minnesota-Willmar expired July 30, 2015. Contracts for other bargaining units in the district were settled in late 2015...
May 12, 2016 - 12:02am
March 1, 2016
Former substitute teacher in Minnesota district accused of having sex with student
MOORHEAD — A former substitute teacher for the Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton School District is accused in Clay County District Court of having sex...
March 1, 2016 - 1:22pm
February 18, 2016
GLBT awareness part of NLS training session
NEW LONDON — When asked if they knew a student who was gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, a majority of the K-12 grade teachers in the...
February 18, 2016 - 11:44pm
January 19, 2016
State teaching board ready to appeal licensing ruling
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Board of Teaching plans to appeal a judge’s order to immediately reinstate a teacher licensing system that allows candidates to prove their qualifications with a portfolio of their past work and training. The board said in a notice filed Jan. 12 with the...
January 19, 2016 - 11:08pm
November 30, 2015
Former Willmar teacher sentenced to prison in student sex case
WILLMAR — With his victim saying in a statement that “I did not ask to be broken,” a former high school teacher apologized for having sexual...
November 30, 2015 - 10:49pm
November 1, 2015
Reinstated East Grand Forks teacher speaks out
EAST GRAND FORKS — An East Grand Forks teacher is telling his side in a controversy over the school district’s decision to place him on temporary leave. High school social studies teacher Bryan Perkins was placed on paid administrative leave for two weeks after he sent an email...
November 1, 2015 - 10:09pm
October 22, 2015
Former Willmar teacher pleads guilty to third-degree sexual conduct
WILLMAR — A former Willmar Senior High School teacher pleaded guilty Thursday to having a sexual relationship with a female student from 2010...
October 22, 2015 - 11:19pm
June 23, 2015
Additional allegations of sexual misconduct should be excluded from trial, Akerson says
WILLMAR — The former Willmar teacher charged for an alleged sexual relationship with a student wants prosecutors barred from introducing allegations that he made sexual advances toward another student. The attorney for Chad Akerson, 35, formerly of Willmar, argues that such testimony...
June 23, 2015 - 11:46pm
March 13, 2015
New documents allege teacher made sexual advances toward another student
WILLMAR — Prosecutors have given notice they will seek to introduce evidence at trial that former Willmar Senior High School teacher Chad Akerson is alleged to have made sexual advances toward a second student. Akerson, 35, faces charges of first-, second- and third-degree criminal...
March 13, 2015 - 11:48pm