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Willmar PD seeks use-of-force simulator
Records published March 29
NLS approves funding for track and field projects
Prosecutors want police conduct expert to testify at Minnesota police officer's manslaughter trial
Minn. legislators weigh increasing penalties for blocking highways during protests
Rubio's three FTs send Wolves past Pacers
Local Roundup: Jackson earns All-America honors
U.S. women's team settle pay dispute, avoid boycott
Gimenez hardest transition to Twins may be getting son on the bandwagon
Tonkin polishing new cutter in Twins bullpen
'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
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Violet Gurtrude Swanson
Keith L. Sorenson
Delores A. Larson
Ethel L. Anderson
LeRoy H. Koenen
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
June 23, 2016
Supreme Court rules on drunk driving tests
WASHINGTON — States can force suspected drunken drivers to take breath tests without first obtaining a warrant but cannot require them to take a more invasive blood test, the U.S. Supreme Court said Thursday in a ruling that impacts laws in 11 states, including North Dakota and...
June 23, 2016 - 11:26pm
April 8, 2016
Minnesota pays GED test costs
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans who do not graduate from high school no longer must pay for GED tests to receive the equivalent of a diploma. The state...
April 8, 2016 - 8:59am
November 19, 2015
Regional initiative targets adults at risk of diabetes
WILLMAR — A church might seem an unlikely place for a health intervention but Southern Prairie Community Care is banking on this setting as a way to reach adults at risk of type 2 diabetes. A free screening Saturday at Casa de Misericordia church in Willmar aims to help identify...
November 19, 2015 - 11:11pm
February 23, 2012
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
February 23, 2012 - 12:00am
November 8, 2011
Nationwide test of Emergency Alert System at 1 p.m. Wednesday
CHICAGO -- A nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System is slated for 1 p.m. Wednesday. It's the first such test to be conducted nationwide. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency, in cooperation with the Federal Communications Commission...
November 8, 2011 - 12:50pm
October 26, 2010
Teachers at city schools learning to work with test results
WILLMAR -- Teachers in Willmar's schools have found a number of ways to use information from the standardized tests their students take each year. Teachers and administrators from Willmar's four school buildings spoke at a Willmar School Board workshop session Monday afternoon. The...
October 26, 2010 - 12:00am
September 18, 2010
Lohan fails court-ordered drug test
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lindsay Lohan has failed a court-ordered drug and alcohol screening test and could face a probation violation that might...
September 18, 2010 - 7:05am
July 2, 2009
Scores hold steady in standardized testing for reading, math in Minn.
Minnesota students as a whole scored about the same on reading and math tests in 2009 as they did in 2008. But that won't be good enough to keep more than half the state's school districts from being labeled as underperforming under the federal No Child Left Behind education law. The...
July 2, 2009 - 12:00am
May 5, 2009
Commentary: A litmus test that counts
As the time approaches for President Obama to choose a successor to Justice David Souter, the term "litmus test" will be heard throughout the land. The White House will deny applying any such thing, but the nominee will undoubtedly be chosen according to where she stands on abortion,...
May 5, 2009 - 12:00am
December 1, 2008
Students and teachers nervous about math test
WILLMAR -- Their heads nodded in unison. Yes, the high school juniors know about the math test they must take in April. And no, they don't think...
December 1, 2008 - 12:00am