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Willmar School Board to meet Monday, Feb. 3

The Willmar School Board will take another step toward a project to build an expansion at Willmar Middle School.

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WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the boardroom at the Willmar Education and Arts Center.

The board plans to consider a lease agreement with the Southwest West Central Service Cooperative to build an expansion of Willmar Middle School. The project would build a new gym and new classrooms for the Middle School. A portion of the facility will be built for the SWWC to provide appropriate space for high-need special education students. The cooperative would lease its space from the district.

The board allows comments from the public twice during the meeting — at the beginning regarding items on the agenda and at the end for items not related to the agenda.

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In 42 years in the newspaper industry, Linda Vanderwerf has worked at several daily newspapers in Minnesota, including the Mesabi Daily News, now called the Mesabi Tribune in Virginia. Previously, she worked for the Las Cruces Sun-News in New Mexico and the Rapid City Journal in the Black Hills of South Dakota. She has been a reporter at the West Central Tribune for nearly 27 years.

Vanderwerf can be reached at email: lvanderwerf@wctrib.com or phone 320-214-4340
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