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October 9, 2018
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Laura Morales, coordinator of the Adult Basic Education program in Willmar, speaks Thursday evening at the Willmar Public Library about the best way to answer questions when taking GED tests. Morales led a free informational session on obtaining a GED diploma and how Adult Basic Education can help.
GED diploma can expand earning potential
October 9, 2018 - 6:02am
August 14, 2018
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Preschool teacher Meghan Reiman lead her class through an activity at a prekindergarten class at Jefferson Learning Center in January 2017. This fall, pre-K classes will move to the Willmar School District's elementary schools.
Willmar pre-K classes moving to elementary schools
August 14, 2018 - 6:41am
December 15, 2017
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Gifts for students at Jefferson Learning Center in Willmar are tucked behind Santa and his helpers. Volunteers from the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Willmar brought Santa and Ms. Claus to the students Thursday at the center. The students received a hug from Santa and a personalized gift with their name on it.
The VFW Brings Santa to Jefferson Learning Center
December 15, 2017 - 7:12am
November 22, 2017
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Rahma Maalin shows her hands, covered in henna designs, at the Thanksgiving lunch Tuesday for students and teachers in the Adult Basic Education program at Jefferson Learning Center in Willmar.
Adult Basic Education celebrates Thanksgiving in Willmar
November 22, 2017 - 7:13am
January 24, 2017
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Preschool teacher Meghan Reiman does an activity with her class Jan. 18 at Jefferson Learning Center in Willmar. The class is supported by $155,000 in grant funding the Willmar School District received to expand prekindergarten.
Preparing for kindergarten: State grant provides additional preschool program in Willmar
January 24, 2017 - 11:44pm
December 8, 2016
Les Kaenel, commander of VFW Post 1639 in Willmar, helps Santa gather his things before seeing kids Thursday at Jefferson Area Learning Center in Willmar. Along with Early Childhood Programs staff, the VFW of Willmar for many years has helped Santa and his elves provide gifts to all the students there.

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Santa comes early to Jefferson
December 8, 2016 - 6:30pm
November 21, 2016
Joe Brown, left, and Carter Sack, block layers for Double J Concrete & Masonry, shovel excess concrete into a bucket Thursday evening at the construction site of the new elementary school in southeast Willmar. Construction will be finished Sept. 5, 2017. (Briana Sanchez / Tribune)
Willmar schools buzzing with activity as building program progresses
November 21, 2016 - 6:50am
November 4, 2016
Mouna Kahin, center, translates Wednesday for Zeynaba Siyad, right, during a discussion about voting at Jefferson Learning Center in Willmar. Siyad says she feels it is her responsibility to vote now that she is a citizen. Siyad's husband, Yasin Omar, is at left.

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New citizens ready to cast their first ballots in Willmar
November 4, 2016 - 6:30am
December 10, 2015
St. Nick arrives at Kennedy Cardinal Place and Jefferson Learning Center in Willmar to deliver gifts and treats to preschoolers. With little snow remaining after morning rain showers, he left his sleigh at the North Pole and rode in a Ford van. The Jolly One’s annual visit is sponsored by the Willmar VFW, which provides two helpers. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)play button
VIDEO/PHOTO: Santa takes his back-up sleigh
December 10, 2015 - 11:13pm
November 26, 2015
Auto maintenance basics are taught by Ridgewater College automotive students to Adult Basic Education students Wednesday at Jefferson Learning Center in Willmar. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
Adult Basic Education classes celebrate Thanksgiving with potluck, crafts
November 26, 2015 - 11:47pm