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Two injured in Renville County crash
Prairie protection to be part of Renville County park study
Xcel, FAA research using drones to inspect electric lines
Alaska man injured in morning rollover in New London Township
High speed chase ends in Willmar with arrest of juvenile
Girls Basketball: Cards streak by Alex
Blackhawks close in on first-place Wild with win in St. Paul
Boys Basketball: Montevideo overpowers YME
Boys Basketball: Dragons edge NLS
Boys Basketball: Eisenbacher's double-double leads ACGC
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Reader News: Diaper Bears for Hope Pregnancy Center
Howard J. Powers
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Willmar Commentary: America's predictable pension crisis
Harrop commentary: Trump has media crying ... all the way to the bank
Parenting Perspectives: Let your kids choose -- or pave -- their own paths
March 7, 2012
Letter: Thanks to Cosmos community
As a recently retired teacher of 24 years in the ACGC School District, 15 of those at South Elementary, and a resident of Atwater for 39 years, I mourn the loss of the ACGC South Elementary School. I am so thankful I had the distinct opportunity to be a part of such a wonderful school....
March 7, 2012 - 12:00am
December 6, 2011
Montevideo, Minn., principal joins state panel for teacher evaluation
ROSEVILLE -- Montevideo Middle School Principal Brenda Vatthauer is among 35 members appointed to a panel developing a new evaluation system for Minnesota teachers. Minnesota Department of Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius announced the appointments Monday in a news release....
December 6, 2011 - 12:00am
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