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Corps denies easement to complete Dakota Access Pipeline construction in ND
Law enforcers back away from skirmish line to de-escalate tensions at Standing Rock protest site
Ag Career Fair and Technology Showcase
Fire damages rural Olivia home
Law enforcement urges peace during pipeline protests
Willmar fifth at NXN nationals
Toriumi's hat trick powers WarHawks
Dragons win first of two on northern road trip
Slagter scores 31 in Cards' tournament win
Aggressive D key to Cardinals' victory
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Evelyn R. Yanish
Todd D. Johnson
Helen W. Olson
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
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November 21, 2016
Willmar schools buzzing with activity as building program progresses
WILLMAR — After months of site preparation and utility work, walls are going up at the new Willmar elementary school. A name for the school...
November 21, 2016 - 6:50am
October 13, 2016
Willmar Schools' audit shows healthy fund balance
WILLMAR — An increase in the Willmar Public Schools' general fund balance is at least partially due to unresolved teacher contract negotiations....
October 13, 2016 - 7:49pm
September 9, 2016
Willmar School Board meets Monday
WILLMAR—The Willmar School Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the board room on the first floor of the Willmar Education and Arts Center. At the beginning of the meeting, the board will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax abatement to help fund a Kandi Mall improvement...
September 9, 2016 - 6:31pm
September 5, 2016
Willmar welcomes 4,000 kids back to school today
WILLMAR—About 4,000 kids will be streaming into Willmar's public schools today. They will be greeted by 700 adults who are ready and willing...
September 5, 2016 - 11:55pm
July 11, 2016
Getting a Lego up on learning
WILLMAR—Boxes and trays of Lego bricks and a variety of other small plastic pieces have been strewn across tables in a classroom at the...
July 11, 2016 - 12:02am
June 29, 2016
Willmar Public Schools' summer program reaches hundreds of students
WILLMAR—For more than 500 students in Willmar Public Schools, June has been filled with math, science, reading and other activities. The school district's summer school will end this week, while a migrant school program will continue through July 15. Students who are about...
June 29, 2016 - 12:00am
June 16, 2016
Work progresses on Willmar’s school projects
WILLMAR — Work on Willmar’s new elementary school may start later than usual, due to delays in receiving construction drawings from the architect....
June 16, 2016 - 11:47pm
June 8, 2016
UPDATE: Willmar kids can get free breakfast, lunch this summer
Editor's Note: This story has been updated to correct one location. The Willmar Middle School is not a site this year due to a remodeling project....
June 8, 2016 - 11:49pm
May 27, 2016
Bids open for Willmar elementary school site preparation
WILLMAR — Site preparation work for Willmar’s new elementary school will begin next month. Bids for the first phase of the school were opened...
May 27, 2016 - 12:05am
May 20, 2016
Willmar schools work on attendance boundaries for new elementary building
WILLMAR — The process of drawing new attendance boundaries for Willmar’s elementary schools has started and will probably be finished in...
May 20, 2016 - 12:00am
May 10, 2016
Willmar School Board awards boiler contract
WILLMAR — A Willmar firm has been awarded a contract to do some of the deferred maintenance work in Willmar Public Schools’ major building program. On Monday the Willmar School Board awarded the contract to replace the boiler at Jefferson Learning Center to Chappell Central of...
May 10, 2016 - 12:17am
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
Higher enrollment increases state aid to Willmar Public Schools
WILLMAR — General fund revenue for Willmar Public Schools is expected to be about $1 million more than anticipated this year, but expenditures will still exceed revenue. The Willmar School Board approved the revised 2015-16 budget Monday. Because the original budget must be adopted...
April 11, 2016 - 10:00pm
March 17, 2016
Construction work to begin on first of Willmar’s school projects
WILLMAR — Construction is set to begin in April on the addition of eight science classrooms at Willmar Middle School. Bids for the project were opened Thursday afternoon in a session that included the opening of 27 separate bids. More than 35 people attended the big opening in the...
March 17, 2016 - 10:47pm
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