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Taylor Hicks' TV show spotlights Minn. bakery
Chronic drunken drivers continue to traverse Minn. roads to put others at risk
In search of 'Dead Man's Curve': Minn.'s DOT uses data to find dangerous roads
New apartment complex for homeless veterans opening at Fort Snelling
Son pleads guilty to financial exploitation of mother in Clarkfield
Division II player dies from in-game injury
Local Roundup: Card soccer sits atop CLC
Sabathia strong in Yankees win over Twins
Prep Volleyball: Cards sweep Sartell to remain perfect in CLC
Sano might not be ready to play even if injury heals
CNN anchor ends segment early over commentator's bizarre 'boobs' remark
Jimmy Kimmel mocks Sean Spicer to his face about that inauguration crowd size incident
'It's important to stand up to bullies': Actress Rebel Wilson wins record amount in defamation case
In loss for Netflix, 'Star Wars' and Marvel films will move to Disney's new streaming service
What's coming to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime in September 2017
Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! Arts festival celebrates 20 years in Willmar
Fall Home Improvement 2017 now available online
LOST ITALIAN: Say goodbye to summer with two favorite flavors: grilled steaks and fresh tomatoes
Retired nuclear physicist from Park River makes, sells thousands of jars of chokecherry jelly for charity
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Live it!: Holistic approach to treatment looks at mind, body and spirit
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Raymond "Ray" Hyser
Wine evolution class also teaches basic appreciation
Savory spuds: Homegrown potatoes and fresh thyme combine in rustic side dish
Letter: Why do we honor traitors?
Commentary: Why Trump's threat to 'totally destroy' North Korea is extraordinary - even for him
Analysis: Running for Miss America now looks a lot like running for office
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball is back in full force
WCT Sports Show: Week One Pigskin Picks
Partners of tiny Fargo firm say anti-Muslim tirade by employee made their lives miserable
May 26, 2017
Texas teachers give 'most likely to become a terrorist' award to 13-year-old
Seventh grader Lizeth Villanueva has been in her school's academic honors program for two years. She gets good grades and has never been a discipline...
May 26, 2017 - 7:41am
May 8, 2017
Minnesota on the verge of teacher licensing overhaul
ST. PAUL — The years-long task of overhauling Minnesota's way of licensing teachers has entered the home stretch. If lawmakers can resolve the differences in bills that have already cleared the House and Senate in a way that wins the approval of Gov. Mark Dayton, they can accomplish...
May 8, 2017 - 6:00am
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