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Fire collapses portion of interstate highway in Atlanta
Seeking end to boycott, North Carolina rescinds transgender bathroom law
Verizon looking to launch online TV service
Teachers' union wants discipline change
Indonesian man found dead after being swallowed by python
Reinsurance proposal on Dayton's desk. Will he sign despite 'serious concerns'?
More local vendors added to Target Field fare
Twins to break camp without ByungHo Park
With a shiner on his eye, Parise joins Wild for morning skate
Twins LHP Mejia named No. 5 starter
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
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Letter: MN anti-environment bills put politics ahead of science
Minnesota lawmakers: A bipartisan proposal to fight opioid abuse
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Dave & Vivian Swanson
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