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Agents justified in fatal shooting of MN sex offender, prosecutor says
Officers involved in Jamar Clark shooting will not be disciplined
Georgia student's leg amputated after teacher slammed him to floor, lawyer says
Student's leg amputated after teacher slammed him to floor, lawyer says
Report: AT&T reaches deal to buy Time Warner for more than $80 billion
Boys soccer: Willmar to open state against Northfield
College Volleyball: No. 3 Ridgewater strong in Crossover
From ND to the pros, Carson Wentz wins over Philly
WNBA admits big L.A. basket shouldn't have counted
NFL Previews: Vikings’ Bradford returns to Philly
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
Lady Gaga to perfom Super Bowl halftime show
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
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As 2017 looms, time to review your Medicare coverage
Lorraine M. Essler
Martha G. Reigstad
Celeste S. Danielson
Presidential Endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
Jim Vossen letter: Viable solutions for MNsure
Corrine Nelson letter: Help the U.S. rise from its decay
Tomi Pirrotta letter: Why this voter is with Dave
Jim Van Der Pol letter: Falk supports public education
August 13, 2011
Willmar board rehires recently retired principal, discusses new evaluations: New evaluations
WILLMAR -- Willmar Senior High Principal Rob Anderson was 20 days into retirement when his old boss called in mid-July. When he wasn't pleased with the applications he received for Anderson's old job, Superintendent Jerry Kjergaard called Anderson to ask him to come back for one...
August 13, 2011 - 12:00am
June 10, 2011
Letter: Don't delay teacher contracts
The governor was a no-show at Monday's meeting on education funding, rejected the Republicans' offer of $110 million, and "insists that Republicans find $1.8 billion in new revenue, such as his plan to increase taxes" as reported in Thursday's West Central Tribune. Looming right around...
June 10, 2011 - 12:00am
March 29, 2011
Charges dropped so former teacher can deploy
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. - Felony charges have been dropped against a high school teacher who said he accidentally brought a rifle to school in his car in Hubbard County. The former Park Rapids shop teacher, 38-year-old Scott Eischens, is an Army captain who will be deployed to Afghanistan...
March 29, 2011 - 11:21am
March 7, 2011
Dayton signs the alternative teacher pathways bill into law
ST. PAUL -- Mid-career professionals who want to become teachers now have a way to do that. Gov. Mark Dayton this morning signed a bill into law establishing guidelines for how professional from other fields, especially math and science, can earn their teacher licenses without going...
March 7, 2011 - 10:48am
December 23, 2010
Park Rapids teacher resigns due to gun on school grounds incident
PARK RAPIDS - The Park Rapids School Board, without comment, voted to accept industrial education teacher Scott Eischens' resignation, "with thanks for his 12 years of service to the Park Rapids Area Schools" at Monday night's board meeting. The wording indicated the motion was at...
December 23, 2010 - 9:42am
August 6, 2010
Former Sioux Falls teacher Mary Hart leaving 'Entertainment Tonight' next year
Those legs are made for walking: Longtime "Entertainment Tonight" host Mary Hart said Thursday she's leaving the show after her upcoming 30th...
August 6, 2010 - 7:04am
July 28, 2010
Noemia Gesch, recently retired Willmar teacher, dies in Brazil
WILLMAR -- Longtime Willmar teacher Noemia Gesch died Wednesday morning in a Rio de Janeiro hospital, according to her Caring Bridge website. Gesch...
July 28, 2010 - 4:26pm
July 10, 2010
Ridgewater College ag teacher receives mentor award
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Stephen Zenk of Willmar has been selected as the 2010 state winner of the Teacher Mentor Award given by the National Association of Agricultural Educators. This award recognizes experienced agricultural educators who make the time to work with early career educators...
July 10, 2010 - 12:00am
July 2, 2010
French teacher charged in sex crime at Concordia Language Villages
BEMIDJI - A 29-year-old citizen of France is a wanted international fugitive on a charge of serious felony second-degree conduct with a victim young than 13 in an incident last month at Concordia Language Villages near Bemidji. Adrien Massy, a Frenchman living in St. Louis Park,...
July 2, 2010 - 3:59pm
March 31, 2010
New London family expecting to bring quadruplets home by the week's end
Like many families, Trevor and Disa Daucsavage will have a houseful on Easter Sunday. But for this New London couple, the four additional people...
March 31, 2010 - 12:00am
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
March 9, 2010
Lawsuit against Willmar special education teacher denied another hearing by federal appeals court
WILLMAR -- The federal lawsuit against the Willmar School District, several administrators and a special education teacher regarding the treatment...
March 9, 2010 - 12:00am
February 18, 2010
Montevideo instructor semifinalist for teacher of year honors
MONTEVIDEO -- Richard "Butch" Halterman is among 32 semifinalists for this year's Minnesota Teacher of the Year award, Minnesota Education announced...
February 18, 2010 - 12:00am
January 14, 2010
Teachers in Litchfield to take a 'hard freeze' in pay for 2009-10
LITCHFIELD -- Litchfield school teachers will take a "hard freeze" in pay for the 2009-10 school year. The two-year contract includes a total increase of 3 percent for 2010-11, when the district expects to be out of statutory operating debt. The contract was approved Monday by the...
January 14, 2010 - 12:00am
January 8, 2010
Federal appeals court says teacher can't be sued by child who left school district
WILLMAR -- A federal appeals court has said a child and her mother did not have standing to sue the Willmar School District over alleged mistreatment...
January 8, 2010 - 12:00am