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January 18, 2019
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Sisters and fellow DREAM Technical Academy students Ashley Haney, left, and Amy Haney pose for a photo at Work Up! in Willmar. The pair are working on a Department of Health program to improve awareness and prevention of sexual violence. The effort is Ashley’s junior project at the charter school.
DREAM Tech students help lead discussion as Willmar charter school works with state on study of preventing sexual violence
January 18, 2019 - 5:59pm
January 16, 2019
Briana Sanchez / Tribune file photo

Mike Reynolds is chairman of the Willmar School Board for 2019.
Reynolds elected to chair Willmar School Board
January 16, 2019 - 5:30pm
January 12, 2019
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Mari Klebe of Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center tests out one of the 22 new kicksleds Wednesday in Spicer. play button
Kicking winter around: Kicksleds offer new recreational activity at PWELC
January 12, 2019 - 11:02am
Regent Dean Johnson
Johnson is candidate to continue on U of M Board of Regents
January 12, 2019 - 8:43am
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
December 27, 2018
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 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
December 15, 2018
House Democrats elected Rep. Melissa Hortman to the position of Minnesota House Speaker Thursday, Nov. 8, in St. Paul. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Minnesota legislative leaders strike early deal, set up a clash on key issues
December 15, 2018 - 7:53am
December 13, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune file photo

Art students and others leave the Willmar Community Education and Recreation building in July in this file photo taken at Jefferson Learning Center in Willmar. The Willmar School Board Monday discussed the sharing of facilities with the city Parks and Recreation department after the Willmar Community Education and Recreation Joint Powers agreement was dissolved back on Sept. 1.
School district OKs facility agreement with Parks and Recreation
December 13, 2018 - 6:23am
December 12, 2018
Tribune file photo
Superintendent Sherri Broderius spoke about the MACCRAY district's facilities needs during a June meeting.
MACCRAY to survey residents
December 12, 2018 - 7:53am
December 8, 2018
Briana Sanchez / Tribune file photo
Willmar School Board to meet, hold Truth in Taxation hearing Monday
December 8, 2018 - 12:58pm
November 30, 2018
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Astronaut Mark Vande Hei speaks to fourth- and fifth-grade students Thursday at Roosevelt Elementary School in Willmar.
Willmar kids learn about space travel from the real deal during visit from astronaut Mark Vande Hei
November 30, 2018 - 7:41am
November 28, 2018
Astronaut to speak Friday evening in Willmar
November 28, 2018 - 8:01am
November 26, 2018
The first batch of "talking bananas" Stacey Truman decorated in October 2018.  Stacey Truman
This school cafeteria manager has gone bananas, and the kids love it
November 26, 2018 - 1:14pm
November 24, 2018
Willmar School Board meets Monday at Willmar Middle School
November 24, 2018 - 3:47pm