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Kandiyohi County supports cooperative agreement for rail bypass
Railroad industry reps discuss economic impact, improved safety
Human rights commissioner says local conversations build community
Records published April 25
Special election set Aug. 22
Local Roundup: Halvorson repeats
RU Game: Hanson, Rudie commit to D-I schools
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Local Roundup: Willmar softball team drops pair to Tech
Dozier's three-run double provides Twins with 3-2 win
'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
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
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
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
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
April 7, 2017
Willmar teachers approve contract settlement
WILLMAR — Willmar's teachers have voted to approve a tentative contract settlement with Willmar Public Schools. Members of Education Minnesota-Willmar...
April 7, 2017 - 7:05am
March 16, 2017
Minnesota House advances changes to teacher layoff rules
ST. PAUL — Plans from Minnesota House Republicans to give local school leaders more control over which teachers are laid off faces difficult...
March 16, 2017 - 8:15pm
March 15, 2017
Seniority-based teacher layoffs debate to reignite at Minnesota Capitol
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House will debate legislation Thursday that could give local school leaders more control over which teachers get...
March 15, 2017 - 8:36pm
March 6, 2017
Willmar board, teachers reach tentative agreement on 2015-17 contract
WILLMAR — Willmar Public Schools teachers and the School Board have reached a tentative contract settlement after nearly two years of negotiations....
March 6, 2017 - 10:03pm
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