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'Haunted by mistake,' gunman apologizes for killing 2 at Twin Cities hotel
Predicted big snowstorm fizzles out for much of Minnesota, SD
Prosecutors say Minnesota man was sex trafficker, while he says he was just women's driver
More than 200 officers clear muddy protest camp, but 46 arrested
Dakota Access oil could flow by March 6
Local Roundup: Willmar hockey team clipped in 3A playoffs
Rubio to stay put with Timberwolves
Rubio to stay put with Timberwolves
Byron Buxton is all ears going into third year
NASCAR Sprint Cup 2017 Schedule
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
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
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
Anna Mae Hawley
Nicole Rae Ruff
Barbara Ann Berkeland
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Cartoon by Bruce Plante for Feb. 23
Minnesota Opinion: Kill Legislature's ridiculous secret-meeting exemption
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
February 21, 2017
Minnesota Legislature begins work to overhaul teacher licensing
ST. PAUL—After years of complaints, a lawsuit and a court finding the state Board of Teaching in contempt, Minnesota lawmakers appear to...
February 21, 2017 - 9:37pm
February 17, 2017
Willmar board takes another step toward settling teacher contract
WILLMAR — The negotiations team for the Willmar School Board has new marching orders, a move the board is hoping will lead to a conclusion...
February 17, 2017 - 4:44am
November 30, 2016
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
The time has come for the Willmar School Board and its teachers to find a way to settle their contract negotiations. Negotiations for the 2015-17...
November 30, 2016 - 1:18pm
July 13, 2016
Board, teachers to try again for contract settlement in Willmar
WILLMAR -- The Willmar School Board and its teachers union may be nearing a resolution of their ongoing contract dispute. The two sides plan...
July 13, 2016 - 12:15am
May 25, 2016
NLS teachers to vote on Q-comp plan
NEW LONDON — Teachers in the New London-Spicer School District begin voting today on a proposed quality compensation agreement. The voting ends Friday. Known as Q-comp, the plan promotes professional development — such as classroom observations and teacher evaluations — and...
May 25, 2016 - 12:22am
May 20, 2016
Licensing staff crunch blamed for shortage of teachers
ST. PAUL — A budget gap at the Minnesota Board of Teaching is slowing efforts to improve the state’s educator-licensing system, seen as key to help remedy a statewide teacher shortage. Erin Doan, the board’s executive director, said a $16,000 budget gap has staff members voluntarily...
May 20, 2016 - 5:30am
April 30, 2016
Quality-linked pay advances in NLS School District
NEW LONDON — A plan that would link a teacher’s salary with student achievement is advancing in the New London-Spicer School District. After submitting its quality compensation — or Q-comp — plan to the Department of Education in February, the district made revisions requested...
April 30, 2016 - 12:02am
April 14, 2016
Letter: Willmar teachers need support
Every community needs a strong school system. Willmar has that strong school system. Willmar teachers are dedicated, highly educated individuals...
April 14, 2016 - 12:10am
April 11, 2016
Willmar School District strategic plan starts with employee involvement
WILLMAR — A room full of employees and administrators began the first steps last week toward a new strategic plan for the Willmar Public Schools....
April 11, 2016 - 12:05am
April 7, 2016
Bridging the gap: When teachers are white, but students are not
BLOOMINGTON — In a state where the vast majority of teachers are white and a growing number of kids are not, schools are trying to figure out...
April 7, 2016 - 5:30am
March 14, 2016
Willmar superintendent proposes studying tradition of laying off/rehiring non-tenured teachers
WILLMAR — More than 100 non-tenured teachers will be receiving their pink slips from Willmar Public Schools this spring. At the Willmar School...
March 14, 2016 - 11:34pm
February 29, 2016
New London-Spicer music teachers Sherry and Brian Pearson to retire
NEW LONDON — After guiding thousands of students into the world of music, a dynamic teaching duo in the New London-Spicer School District...
February 29, 2016 - 12:58am
Willmar may apply for funding for teacher merit pay
WILLMAR — Willmar Public Schools teachers have asked the School Board to look at the possibility of implementing an alternative teacher pay...
February 29, 2016 - 12:05am
September 8, 2015
Midwest Opinion: High praise for work of teachers
Good teaching should be recognized and rewarded.
September 8, 2015 - 4:00am
April 13, 2015
Teacher mentoring program begins this fall in the Willmar Public Schools
WILLMAR — An organized effort to provide mentoring and training for beginning teachers will begin this fall in the Willmar Public Schools. A group of staff members in the district presented an update on the plans at Monday’s School Board meeting. The proposal will be funded...
April 13, 2015 - 11:00pm