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Minnesota's 2014 top teacher uses experience to help other educators --EMDASH-- and parents
MN chief justice worries about legislative budget plans
Prairie Woods Environmental Center Earth Day 2017
American Crystal Sugar offers bonuses if labor deal set by May 22
Push continues to enlist customers for Kandiyohi County broadband project
The Wild didn't get the job done
Wild couldn't produce in playoffs
Blues oust Wild on Paajarvi OT goal
Local Roundup: Cards tennis team clips Litchfield
Bulldogs down Jags
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
James Francis Grossman
Marvin I. Braegelman
Janice Seime Schei
Orville E. Lien
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
Commentary: Our newspaper is adjusting with some changes
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
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May 11, 2014
Newcomer students finding their way in Willmar
WILLMAR — The English Learner classroom at Willmar Senior High was quiet, as students worked on learning to count money. Using plastic dimes,...
May 11, 2014 - 11:22pm
April 29, 2014
New round of nutrition guidelines coming for schools
WILLMAR — New federal regulations will bring more changes to school nutrition programs next year, including a new program that could do away with some of students’ favorite snacks. Food and Nutrition Director Annette Derouin provided an update on the changing regulations for...
April 29, 2014 - 11:35pm
April 21, 2014
Goggleye recounts struggles of dealing with dyslexia all the way through graduate school
WILLMAR — The struggle of growing up with dyslexia stays with Todd Goggleye, even as an elementary principal with a master’s degree. Goggleye, principal of Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar, recently recalled the challenges he faced as a little kid who saw things differently...
April 21, 2014 - 4:30am
By succeeding with dyslexia, Kennedy Elementary principal shows kids ‘you can be anything you want’
WILLMAR — Todd Goggleye is proud of the story of a little girl who encouraged a classmate by saying, “Remember, you can be anything you want,...
April 21, 2014 - 4:30am
April 19, 2014
Willmar Schools realigning program for English Learners to serve greater number of students
WILLMAR — The number of newcomer students with no English skills and little or no school experience is growing in the Willmar School District. Jenni Gunga, coordinator of English Learner and Gifted/Talented programs, presented a report on the program at this week’s Willmar School...
April 19, 2014 - 5:00am
December 7, 2013
Willmar School Board to select new member Monday
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board will adopt a tax levy and select a new member at its regular meeting Monday. A proposed new policy to be considered would change the legal classification of board members so that the school district would not consider them employees when it comes...
December 7, 2013 - 12:05pm
Willmar Middle School Principal Simenson wins statewide recognition
WILLMAR — Beckie Simenson, assistant principal at Willmar Middle School, has been named the top assistant principal in the state. The Minnesota...
December 7, 2013 - 5:08am
October 16, 2013
Blow dried: School district hires helo to dry Hodapp Field for season finale football game (with video)
WILLMAR — The Willmar School District hired a helicopter Wednesday in an effort to reduce the ground moisture on Hodapp Field in order to improve...
October 16, 2013 - 11:14pm
June 1, 2013
Editorial: Willmar iPad plan has great first year
Willmar Senior High School has successfully completed the first year of using 650 Apple iPads tablets for its seniors, juniors and staff. The students, faculty and administration are reporting positive reviews for the iPads’ first year. Many students have one word — grateful...
June 1, 2013 - 6:00am
April 10, 2013
Retired Willmar, Minn., teacher still feeling the call of the class
WILLMAR — Learning English, adjusting to a new culture, learning American history — Willmar Middle School teacher Ann Hendershott knew it...
April 10, 2013 - 10:37pm
Symbol of future for America’s students offers a look back at a defining event of nation’s past
WILLMAR — When it’s time to talk about the Great Depression in teacher Ann Hendershott’s eighth-grade history class, it’s time to grab...
April 10, 2013 - 10:24pm
April 3, 2013
Willmar benefits and faces challenges with its minority students
Willmar Superintendent Jerry Kjergaard often visits elementary classrooms to read to the kids. Part of the fun for him is looking at all the...
April 3, 2013 - 6:00am
February 11, 2013
Enrollment jumps help bottom line in Willmar, Minn., School District
WILLMAR — Rising enrollment has boosted budget projections for the Willmar School District. The district expects to receive more than $700,000 in additional per-student revenue because of the additional students. The School Board approved a revised 2012-13 budget at its meeting...
February 11, 2013 - 10:06pm
January 10, 2013
Music Matters hosting Jazz in January event to raise money for orchestra program in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR — The chance to dance to a live jazz orchestra doesn’t come along all that often. Willmar Music Matters is offering it Saturday night...
January 10, 2013 - 10:10am