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September 21, 2018
Carolyn Lange / Tribune
Sharon Johnson of Atwater gets a dollar Friday at the Burger King drive-through in Willmar. Police Officer Marco Vazquez, left, and James Kroona from the Ambulance Service, were handing out dollars as part of a "Buckle up for a Buck" safety program promoting use of seat belts. Johnson said she "always" wears a seat belt.play button
Buckle up for a buck: Seat belt campaign rewards motorists for buckling up in west central Minnesota
September 21, 2018 - 5:15pm
September 18, 2018
Anastasia Higginbotham takes a knee while reading to kids from her book about racism, "Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness." Submitted photo
Children's book tackles racism in age of Colin Kaepernick
September 18, 2018 - 8:29am
September 13, 2018
Chad Powers
Two NLS teachers win Unsung Heroes award
September 13, 2018 - 11:30am
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City  Superintendent Nels Onstad said the district is asking voters to approve a $15.5 million bond issue to update both the Atwater and Grove City buildings. "I think it's important for people to understand this is investing in schools for our students," he said. "We want to have a safe learning environment for our students and our staff." (Carolyn Lange / Tribune file photo)
ACGC seeks $15.5 million bond for building updates
September 13, 2018 - 6:18am
September 12, 2018
Many e-cigarettes and other tobacco-related products come in cherry and other fruity flavors that are targeted toward the younger generation. Lowell Anderson / Forum News Service
As more Minnesota kids vape and smoke, health department issues advisory on dangers
September 12, 2018 - 10:54am
September 10, 2018
Willmar School Board meets Monday
September 10, 2018 - 7:42am
September 7, 2018
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A sleeping student in Ohio wouldn't wake up in class, so an officer pulled out her Taser
September 7, 2018 - 5:05am
September 3, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Aaron Pilarski, the Willmar School District's buildings and grounds manager, said keeping the buildings appealing and in good repair is important to people's experience with the district. He is shown in front of the updated entrance of Jefferson Learning Center as he gave a tour of several maintenance and improvement projects completed this summer in the district.
Students will see lots of building updates when classes resume Tuesday in Willmar School District
September 3, 2018 - 8:14pm
August 31, 2018
Karla Jean Winterfeld
Plea hearing set for Duluth teacher accused of assault
August 31, 2018 - 6:32pm
August 30, 2018
A new way of grading Minnesota schools, but achievement gaps persist
August 30, 2018 - 1:00am
August 28, 2018
Matt Feuerborn, Ridgewater College
Feuerborn joins Ridgewater College
August 28, 2018 - 7:03am
Erica Dischino / Tribune
First-grade teachers Jenna Bosch, left, and Marilin Benn discuss reading structure for their classes at Roosevelt Elementary School during a training Monday at Lakeland Elementary School in Willmar.
Prepping for school in Willmar
August 28, 2018 - 5:43am
August 26, 2018
Minnesota's math standards need revision, national school reform group says
August 26, 2018 - 5:41pm
August 25, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Work-study student Bethany Millington, left, helps George Schlegel find a textbook Friday at the Ridgewater College campus in Willmar.
Classes start Monday at Ridgewater College
August 25, 2018 - 5:25am
August 23, 2018
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos during a tour of Ashland Elementary School in Manassas, Va., in April. MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Sarah L. Voisin
Betsy DeVos considers allowing schools to use federal funds to buy guns
August 23, 2018 - 5:06pm
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