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Great Swedish Adventure begins and features woman with Willmar roots
Willmar native on 'The Voice'
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
May 28, 2015
Video: Roosevelt celebrates act of kindness
Roosevelt Elementary students and staff had reason to celebrate after reaching their goal of raising a thousand items for the Woman's Shelter....
May 28, 2015 - 12:26pm
May 20, 2015
Video: Willmar educators comment on bonding vote
A high-school coach and retired teacher, a fourth-grade teacher and Supt. Dr. Jerry Kjergaard comment on Tuesday's vote that passed the major...
May 20, 2015 - 12:43pm
May 12, 2015
Benson school bond fails
BENSON — Voters in the Benson School District overwhelmingly defeated an $18.7 million bond issue Tuesday with twice as many people voting...
May 12, 2015 - 11:10pm
May 7, 2015
Enrollment increase leads to crowded schools
WILLMAR — When the Willmar School District reorganized its buildings in 2009, it closed two of its four elementary schools and developed two...
May 7, 2015 - 11:52pm
April 20, 2015
Education Matters once again backing Willmar Schools in upcoming referendum
WILLMAR — The advocacy group Education Matters is once again promoting a yes vote on a ballot question for the Willmar Public Schools, this time on a bond referendum to build a new elementary school. In 2011, the group of private citizens supported an operating levy renewal which...
April 20, 2015 - 12:51am
April 16, 2015
Illustrator returns to New London-Spicer school
New London-Spicer fourth-graders at Prairie Woods Elementary respond when illustrator and author Mike Wohnoutka asks them to make a “grumpy...
April 16, 2015 - 11:43pm
April 10, 2015
Public tours of Willmar schools scheduled ahead of referendum vote
WILLMAR — Willmar Public Schools has scheduled public tours of the buildings that would be affected by a proposed building project in the district. The district is asking voters to cast ballots on a two-part bond referendum in a May 19 special election. The first question seeks...
April 10, 2015 - 11:16pm
March 26, 2015
ACGC takes renewable route, invests in solar energy
GROVE CITY — The Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School District is investing in a 25-year solar energy contract for its Cosmos Learning Center and Atwater Elementary School buildings. During Monday’s ACGC school board meeting, the solar power agreement with SunEdison, a global energy...
March 26, 2015 - 10:45pm
RCW could start building additions in fall
RENVILLE — The Renville County West School Board has taken another step toward design and construction of additional improvements to its K-12 school building. Voters approved a $5.4 million bond in a referendum in January. The project includes building new classrooms at the south...
March 26, 2015 - 10:43pm
March 25, 2015
NLS to pick architect for facilities plan
NEW LONDON —Three architectural firms pitched their plans this week for how they would lead the New London-Spicer School District through the development of a facility expansion project. Next month the board will visit project sites the three firms were involved with and in May...
March 25, 2015 - 8:04pm
January 29, 2015
Benson bond moves forward
BENSON — School board members in Benson are hopeful of finalizing plans for an estimated $16 million in facilities improvements this coming month, with an eye towards a possible vote on a bond in May. Benson Superintendent of Schools Dennis Laumeyer said board members have decided...
January 29, 2015 - 11:55pm
January 28, 2015
CMCS completes building project
PRINSBURG — Central Minnesota Christian School is pulling up to the finish line on a three-year building project. To celebrate the accomplishment,...
January 28, 2015 - 11:20pm
Jobs, schools draw Micronesians to western Minnesota
LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY — Thanks to Pacific Ocean breezes, temperatures on the islands of Micronesia do not fall below 70 degrees or rise above...
January 28, 2015 - 11:15pm
January 27, 2015
ACGC parents express concerns about bullying
GROVE CITY — A number of parents, friends and family members of Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City students voiced concerns during Monday’s school board meeting regarding bullying in the schools. Susan Barker told the school board that her son has been bullied, both verbally and physically,...
January 27, 2015 - 11:30pm
Sneak peak at facilities survey shows support for pared-down project
NEW LONDON — A sneak peak at early survey results sheds some light on why a $14.6 million building bond failed in a referendum last fall in the New London-Spicer School District. The preliminary responses may also provide direction if another attempt to gain voter approval for...
January 27, 2015 - 11:00pm