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May 24, 2019
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Allen Huselid of Bremer Bank presents honors awards to five seniors Friday morning during the senior awards ceremony at Willmar Senior High School in Willmar.
Willmar seniors receive scholarships
11 hours 42 min ago
Some 6,500 surveys were sent to NLS residents at the end of April to gauge views on funding priorities and what programs they would be willing to see cut or reduced if an operating levy is not approved. The surveys, which can be completed either online or in paper form, are due Wednesday.  (Tribune photo)
Survey due Wednesday will provide information for NLS budget process
16 hours 46 min ago
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Toss your cap, it's graduation day! 5 things to remember after high school graduation
May 24, 2019 - 8:10am
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Senior Abby Holtkamp sits near her paintings while onlookers pass through Thursday evening during the Senior Art Social at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
If art could talk: New London-Spicer hosts Senior Art Social
May 24, 2019 - 7:13am
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Graduates hang out backstage before commencement begins Thursday at the Willmar Education and Arts Center in Willmar. The Willmar Public Schools ceremony included graduates of the Willmar Area Learning Center, Prairie Lakes Education Center and Lake Park School.
A record 40 students graduate from Willmar Area Learning Center
May 24, 2019 - 5:18am
May 22, 2019
Minnesota State system to pay $1.9M in unpaid wages to faculty
May 22, 2019 - 6:41pm
Carolyn Lange / Tribune 

New London-Spicer Superintendent Paul Carlson, left, will retire at the end of June. Incoming superintendent Bill Adams will take over the post July 1.play button
Transition at the top: NLS prepares to say farewell to Carlson and welcome new superintendent
May 22, 2019 - 6:28am
May 21, 2019
In this photo shared on state Sen. Carla Nelson’s Facebook page, Rochester teacher hold signs at a rally at the state Capitol urging funding increases for public E-12 education. The vulgar tone of the signs has prompted criticism of the teachers’ judgment.
Rochester teachers' signs get social media blowback
May 21, 2019 - 8:00pm
Tom Cherveny / Tribune

BOLD High School Principal Jim Menton, right, told members of the facilities committee on Thursday that the district needs to incorporate more technology and make other improvements. "It doesn't necessarily take a brand new facility but it takes a lot of money to get some of this done," he said. Superintendent Dale Brandsoy is at left.
BOLD tackles facilities needs: Merely addressing necessary fixes carries $37 million estimate
May 21, 2019 - 6:21am
May 20, 2019
St. Paul teacher recorded using racial slur at school quits
May 20, 2019 - 3:46pm
May 17, 2019
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Graduate Ryan Welle smiles amongst his peers before the 2019 Ridgewater College commencement ceremony Friday afternoon in Willmar. The Hutchinson campus graduation was Thursday.
Hats off for the Ridgewater grads
May 17, 2019 - 10:21pm
May 15, 2019
Keith Ellison answers questions from the press in Minneapolis in this file photo. Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Ellison: Schools can't block students from graduation for lunch debt
May 15, 2019 - 6:18pm
Carolyn Lange / Tribune 

Commercial driver’s license instructor Corky Rollins, right, reacts as Levi Schimschock, a senior at Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Schools, makes a maneuver during a simulation of driving a semi. The sim lab was set up in the Willmar Senior High School parking lot as part of a new program to equip area students with skills to obtain a commercial driver's license.play button
Students get trucking: Schools, industry partner to train students to obtain CDL
May 15, 2019 - 6:03am
Tribune file photo
The Clara City Economic Development Authority has offered to finance the construction of a 500-seat auditorium for the MACCRAY School District if voters approve a single-campus proposal. The EDA would then lease the auditorium to the school district.
Clara City EDA offers to build auditorium
May 15, 2019 - 5:18am
Tom Cherveny / Tribune

MACCRAY School Board member Deb Brandt, right, uses Legos to represent a three-legged stool to make a point Monday night to fellow board members that a single-campus system would "disenfranchise" two of the district's communities and harm MACCRAY. Board member Scott Ruiter is at left.
MACCRAY to vote on single campus
May 15, 2019 - 5:18am
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