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Projections say Macron, Le Pen go through to runoff in French vote
Trump pressures Democrats on Obamacare to get border wall deal
Bill O'Reilly to Return With Podcast on Monday
North Korea says ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier
After another disappointing postseason, what's next for the Wild?
Vikings: Plenty of draft options at RB, including Joe Mixon teammate Samaje Perine
Prep Baseball & Softball: Card baseball team falls to Big Lake
Local Roundup: CCS' Reid edges Cards' Hauser
Ibarra scores in Minnesota's win over Colorado
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'
Hollywood's Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner file for divorce
MTV to revive reality series 'Fear Factor'
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
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Jackalee 'Jackie' Peterson
Dennis R. Erdman
Marvin I. Braegelman
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoonist Opinions published April 22
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
June 18, 2012
Minnesota Opinion: On last in, first out rules again in Minn.:
From The Associated Press On last in, first out rules again in Minn.: The school year has ended across the state. As students enjoy their summer of freedom, school districts are setting plans for who will be teaching them when they return in the fall. Most schools, facing stagnant...
June 18, 2012 - 12:00am
March 10, 2012
Teachers apply NASA lessons in Willmar, Minn., classrooms
Paper airplanes glided across the sixth-grade science classroom, and the room was busy with chatter and activity as kids judged flight patterns...
March 10, 2012 - 8:00am
November 27, 2011
Willmar School Board meets Monday
WILLMAR -- The Willmar School Board will meet in a workshop session at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the board room on the first floor of the Willmar Education and Arts Center, 611 Fifth St. S.W. The meeting is open to the public. The board will hear a report from four teachers who took part...
November 27, 2011 - 12:00am
August 30, 2011
Back in their classrooms
August 30, 2011 - 12:00am
May 4, 2011
Letter: More restrictions on teachers
As difficult as it must already be for a teacher to conduct class in a modern-day special education classroom, the teacher's plight has just gotten worse by placing added restrictions on the use of the valuable tools of seclusion and restraint to remove the unruly from the classroom....
May 4, 2011 - 12:00am
March 8, 2011
Letter: A failure of integrity
Integrity: being honest without compromise or corruption. I am saddened after watching the debacle in the state of Wisconsin with school teachers and MD's lying by calling in sick so they could protest at the state Capitol. Does it make one wonder just what is being taught in these...
March 8, 2011 - 12:00am
October 12, 2010
NLS prepares for Clark funeral, visitation
NEW LONDON -- The New London-Spicer School Board began the regular meeting Monday with a moment of silence for Army Pfc. Ryane Clark, the 2007 NLS graduate who was killed last week in Afghanistan. High School Principal Kevin Acquard updated the board on the visitation and funeral...
October 12, 2010 - 12:00am
May 15, 2010
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
May 15, 2010 - 12:00am
March 9, 2010
Letter: Don't lose music program
I have great concerns with these budget cuts that are currently happening. I've been following the paper and have seen the threat to the music program come up time after time. Knowing that any part of the music program of Willmar is being threatened to be cut makes me upset and is...
March 9, 2010 - 12:00am
January 13, 2010
Willmar School Board approves contract with teachers
WILLMAR -- The Willmar School Board has approved a two-year contract with the district's teachers. The contract will allow an overall 1 percent increase in salary and benefits for teachers in the first year and a 1.9 percent increase in the second year. Members of the teachers union...
January 13, 2010 - 12:00am
December 23, 2009
ACGC board reaches tentative agreement with teachers
GROVE CITY -- With the help of a professional mediator, the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School Board reached a tentative two-year contract agreement with the district's certified staff this week. Pending the outcome of a vote by the 61 teachers, the agreement could receive final board...
December 23, 2009 - 12:00am
June 10, 2009
Going the extra mile
June 10, 2009 - 12:00am
June 6, 2009
Teachers reminisce about their time spent at soon-to-close Lincoln Elementary School
They laughed as they told stories about teachers and principals they knew and about all the students they'd known over the years. But when they...
June 6, 2009 - 12:00am
April 15, 2009
Teachers oppose easy licensing measure designed to attract professionals from other fields into education
ST. PAUL -- Paula Leach received training so she could deal with challenges she faces as an early-childhood special education teacher. The Hastings...
April 15, 2009 - 11:30pm
October 31, 2008
Letter: A teacher's point of view
As a newly retired teacher who has spent 33 years educating elementary students in the Willmar School District, I am very concerned about what will happen if the proposed operating levy referendum fails on Nov. 4. One of the most often mentioned consequences will be "significantly...
October 31, 2008 - 12:00am