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Minnesota graduation rates hit all-time high
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April 22, 2019
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Higher enrollment, staffing shortage bring budget changes for Willmar Schools
April 22, 2019 - 8:47pm
April 19, 2019
Mike Yell, president of the National Council for the Social Studies in 2008-09, gives his presidential speech in Houston, Texas. He is currently a seventh grade social studies teacher in Hudson, Wis. (contributed photo)
Educators tout benefits of national board certification; studies show improved learning
April 19, 2019 - 10:19pm
Mary Cathryn Ricker
Minnesota education leader supports national certification for teachers
April 19, 2019 - 10:18pm
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Hallway artwork caught the attention of state Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker so she took a photo Wednesday while touring Lakeland Elementary School in Willmar.
Education commissioner hears Willmar concerns about special ed, prekindergarten
April 19, 2019 - 6:48pm
April 18, 2019
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It was a muddy day on the farm Thursday for 18 preschool students from Cardinal Kids who toured three different farms, including a shrimp farm, grain farm and dairy button
Kids on the farm: Willmar preschoolers visit shrimp, grain and dairy farms
April 18, 2019 - 8:03pm
April 17, 2019
Devinder Malhotra, chancellor of Minnesota State, talks in Granite Falls, Minn., in 2018. Erica Dischino / Forum News Service
Minnesota State chancellor earns extension through July 2023
April 17, 2019 - 5:35pm
Mary Cathryn Ricker
Minnesota's top educator says she's 'exhilarated every day' to work
April 17, 2019 - 8:32am
Carolyn Lange / Tribune 

Students from the Willmar Area Learning Center learned how to teach young children bike safety during a half-day training session Tuesday. The session was conducted by the Bike Alliance of Minnesota, a nonprofit organization that works to make Minnesota a place where bicycling is button
Program teaches Willmar ALC students how to teach bike safety
April 17, 2019 - 6:28am
April 16, 2019
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Klobuchar staff to discuss workforce training Thursday in Willmar
April 16, 2019 - 8:37am
April 14, 2019

Student Abdulaziz Mohamed, left, speaks to, from second left, Sen. Karin Housley, R-St. Marys Point, Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker and Gov. Tim Walz during an education roundtable at Stillwater High School on April 10, 2019. Christopher Magan / Pioneer Press
Minnesota GOP and DFL nearly a billion dollars apart on education spending
April 14, 2019 - 5:51pm
April 12, 2019
RREAL solar installation crews worked through the snowy winter to install solar panels on the roof of Pequot Lakes High School. Submitted photo
North-central Minnesota schools saving more than expected with solar panels
April 12, 2019 - 6:36pm
April 11, 2019
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This is the interior of a dilapidated building that was razed in Clara City's commercial district in 2013.
Rural towns face challenges of dilapidated structures, need for new housing
April 11, 2019 - 7:05am
Tom Cherveny / Tribune

The former junior high building and vacant apartments in Clara City are under lock and key. Vandals caused extensive damage to the interior a couple of years ago.
Clara City looks at options for former school building
April 11, 2019 - 7:00am
April 10, 2019
UND President Mark Kennedy testifies in front of the House Appropriations Committee Monday, March 11, about Senate Bill 2282. Photo by Sydney Mook / Forum News Service
Kennedy calls finalist selection for University of Colorado president 'positive reflection on UND'
April 10, 2019 - 10:49am