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January 13, 2019
Pilot Bill Steier puts on his headset as he gets ready to give Madison Doffing, 13, from Cottage Grove a 1/2 hour ride from Fleming Field in South St. Paul on Saturday, Jan. 12. Joining Steier in his 1965 Cessna 172, but not pictured were Madison's dad, Jason, and her brother, Tyler, 12. Steier has taken over 600 kids for a flight as a part of the Associations (EAA) Young Eagles program which aims to introduce kids 8-17 to aviation through their first free plane ride. John Autey / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Minn. pilot has taken 600 area kids on free flights through Young Eagles program
January 13, 2019 - 4:54pm
January 12, 2019
Minnesota teacher suspended following ‘demeaning’ Instagram posts
January 12, 2019 - 12:50pm
January 10, 2019
St. Paul school locked down for gun threats twice in one day
January 10, 2019 - 7:02pm
January 9, 2019
University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler speaks about the University's biennial budget request at the State Capitol in St. Paul on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Scott Takushi / St. Paul Pioneer Press
University of Minnesota seeks $87M funding increase at Capitol
January 9, 2019 - 7:53pm
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Students Tyler Floren, left, Carson Brown listen to a question asked Wednesday in the final round of the 2018 - 2019 Willmar Geographic Bee at Willmar Middle School. Floren placed first and Brown placed second.
Students compete in Willmar Geographic Bee
January 9, 2019 - 7:01pm
January 7, 2019
Courtesy photos of Steven J. Williams
Williams Trust donates $991,000 to SMSU in Marshall
January 7, 2019 - 5:35pm
January 5, 2019
Attorney General Lori Swanson. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota AG advocates for defrauded students: Swanson urges feds to forgive loans
January 5, 2019 - 11:18am
January 3, 2019
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Aubree Larson, 4, laughs Wednesday after putting birthday cake icing on her mouth on the one-year anniversary of Lakeland Elementary School’s opening in Willmar. The school opened its doors Jan. 2 of last year. Candles were blown out Wednesday and cake was eaten to celebrate. play button
Let them eat cake!
January 3, 2019 - 7:54am
January 2, 2019
Jim Shaw
Shaw: If Devos gets her way, more people will get away with sexual assault
January 2, 2019 - 12:23pm
Erica Dischino / Tribune
Laura Warne, left, and Linda Mathiasen speak about their time serving on the Willmar School Board. Neither of them sought re-election this year. Mathiasen was first elected in 2010 and served two full terms. Warne was appointed in 2013 to fill a vacancy and was elected to a full term in 2014.
Willmar's departing school board members reflect on years on the board
January 2, 2019 - 6:40am
December 27, 2018
More than words: Red Lake wants to integrate Ojibwe language, culture into everyday curriculum
December 27, 2018 - 4:40pm
Zurina Parker, 5, and Jadika Parker, 7, in Pflugerville, Texas, walk in their neighborhood on March 21 shortly after their school was reopened after being put on lockdown earlier in the day while police searched the nearby Austin home of a bombing suspect. Washington Post photo by Carolyn Van Houten
Numerous school lockdowns are traumatizing kids
December 27, 2018 - 8:10am
December 26, 2018
Haley Dellaneva, right, her mother, Brenda Dellaneva, and sister-in-law Tracy Stephens, all help with the annual Haley's Milk Run, which is held every June and starts and ends at Sickies Garage in Fargo. Dave Olson / The Forum
Central Minnesota student raises thousands of dollars for peers who can't afford milk
December 26, 2018 - 7:22pm
December 24, 2018
Diana Oestreich of Duluth stands near Lake Superior at the McQuade Safe Harbor near her home recently. Oestreich was a combat medic during the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 and now she works with Preemptive Love Coalition an organization the builds peace across enemy lines. Clint Austin / Forum News Service
Duluth woman finds her calling years after combat
December 24, 2018 - 6:00am
December 22, 2018
Carolyn Lange / Tribune 

Willmar Bus Service driver Gary Larson wears Pikachu pajamas Friday while picking up kids from Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar. The elementary students got to wear PJs on their last day of school before the Christmas break and Larson, and a few other bus drivers, decided to join the fun.
Bus drivers get in on PJ fun in Willmar
December 22, 2018 - 5:18am