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Two Kandiyohi County churches close their doors this weekend
Italy quake death toll hits 250 as rescuers search demolished towns
Trump, Clinton spar over who is best for minority voters
Records published Aug. 26
He's un-fur-gettable: Minnesota State Fair mascot dishes on staying cool, big huggers and Goldy ties
BKMS tennis team runs record to 6-0
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Paul J. Willems
Connie Lee Ulferts (Key Carelli)
Carol J. Hansen
Commentary: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Gary Markstein
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
National Guard soldiers returning to Willmar on Saturday after 10-month deployment
Willmar School Board
May 16, 2016
Bos wins Willmar School Board seat
WILLMAR — Willmar funeral director Justin Bos was elected to the Willmar School Board in a special election Monday. Bos received 420 votes...
May 16, 2016 - 11:58pm
May 12, 2016
Willmar schools, teachers negotiate again
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board and its teachers will make another attempt to negotiate a contract settlement Friday afternoon. The last contract for Education Minnesota-Willmar expired July 30, 2015. Contracts for other bargaining units in the district were settled in late 2015...
May 12, 2016 - 12:02am
April 27, 2016
Willmar School Board candidates share views
WILLMAR — Candidates talked about diversity, elementary school lunch periods, teachers and a variety of other issues in a forum for the six...
April 27, 2016 - 8:13am
April 20, 2016
Willmar School Board candidate forum set for Tuesday
WILLMAR — The League of Women Voters will host a public forum Tuesday for candidates in a special election for the Willmar School Board. The forum will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Willmar Municipal Utilities Building, 700 Litchfield Ave. S.W., Willmar. Six candidates have filed...
April 20, 2016 - 11:00pm
April 9, 2016
Willmar School Board to meet in regular session 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, 611 Fifth St. S.W. The board will receive and consider approving the revised 2015-16 budget and an updated 10-year facilities maintenance...
April 9, 2016 - 12:02am
March 23, 2016
School Board to award contracts for science classrooms next week
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board will award contracts for work on the science classroom additions at a special meeting March 30. The meeting will be at 4:30 p.m. in the boardroom at the Willmar Education and Arts Center. After the special meeting, the board and a group of employees...
March 23, 2016 - 11:57pm
March 16, 2016
Willmar School Board approves calendar for 2016-17
WILLMAR — The calendar for the 2016-17 school year has been set by the Willmar School Board. The school year will start Sept. 6, the day after Labor Day. The last day of classes will be June 2.Graduation day will be June 4. The last day of school before winter break will be Dec....
March 16, 2016 - 9:45pm
March 11, 2016
Willmar School Board to discuss terminating 103 teachers
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, 611 Fifth St. S.W. The agenda includes the board’s annual resolution terminating the contracts of all non-tenured teachers in the district,...
March 11, 2016 - 11:37pm
March 9, 2016
Willmar School Board works on strategic plan
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board began its effort at building a new strategic plan this week by looking at the challenges and myths that can stand in the way of an effective operation. A group of about 20 elected officials and school district employees from all levels went through...
March 9, 2016 - 11:36pm
February 25, 2016
Filing closed; six run for Willmar School Board seat
WILLMAR — Six people have filed to run for an open seat on the Willmar School Board. A special election is scheduled for May 16 to fill the seat left vacant by the resignation of Mike Carlson, who resigned when he moved out of the district. The term expires at the end of the year....
February 25, 2016 - 8:59pm
February 23, 2016
Fourth candidate files to run for Willmar School Board seat
WILLMAR — Mike Kubesh of Willmar has filed to run in a Willmar School Board special election. The May 16 election will choose a successor to board member Mike Carlson, who resigned when he moved out of the district. Three other candidates have filed for the seat, which will expire...
February 23, 2016 - 11:00pm
February 22, 2016
Third candidate files for Willmar School Board seat
WILLMAR — Jennifer Mendoza, of Willmar, is the third to file for a vacant seat on the Willmar School Board. A special election is scheduled for May 16. Mendoza joins William Busta, of Willmar, and Abdirahman Hussein Abdi, of Willmar, who filed earlier. The seat was left vacant by...
February 22, 2016 - 10:14pm
School special election will use one polling place at WEAC
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board clarified its plans for a May 16 special board election at a special meeting Monday. The board adopted a resolution clarifying that the district plans to use one polling place at the Willmar Education and Arts Center in the special election. The...
February 22, 2016 - 10:07pm
February 14, 2016
Willmar schools hires consultant to set boundaries for new elementary
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board has hired a consultant to help determine the attendance areas for elementary students once a new elementary school opens next year. Board members voted last week to hire TeamWorks International of Hugo to work on the attendance boundaries project...
February 14, 2016 - 11:29pm
February 12, 2016
First candidate files in School Board special election
WILLMAR — The first person has filed to run in the special election for a vacant seat on the Willmar School Board. Abdirahman Hussein Abdi, 24, of Willmar, filed Friday. Abdi graduated from Willmar Senior High School and Ridgewater College. He is currently a pre-med student at...
February 12, 2016 - 11:04pm