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August 28, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune
First-grade teachers Jenna Bosch, left, and Marilin Benn discuss reading structure for their classes at Roosevelt Elementary School during a training Monday at Lakeland Elementary School in Willmar.
Prepping for school in Willmar
August 28, 2018 - 5:43am
March 27, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Willmar Police Officer Tony La Patka watches for the active shooter during a drill at Lakeland Elementary school on Monday. Officers from the Willmar Police Department were able conduct active shooter scenarios at the elementary school while the students were out of the building for their spring break.
Willmar police train to prepare for school shootings
March 27, 2018 - 8:46am
March 3, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune
Firefighters line up outside the old Mills dealership building on First Street in Willmar Thursday in preparation for training. Access to the old business location was granted for members of the Willmar Fire Department to experience realistic fire situations in commercial buildings. play button
Old Mills building used for fire training in Willmar
March 3, 2018 - 6:31am
October 31, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Willmar Police Officer Tony La Patka, left, uses a computer monitor Monday to choose various interactive scenarios while Officer Ross Livingood tests his aim on the new use-of-force simulator at the Law Enforcement Center in Willmar. The simulator has over 800 scenarios for training in decision-making in the use of button
New Willmar PD simulator trains officers in use of force
October 31, 2017 - 5:07am / Tribune
Seminar planned Wednesday in Willmar on policing in diverse communities
October 31, 2016 - 9:43am
June 24, 2016
Minnesota trains 3,000 to combat sex trafficking
June 24, 2016 - 5:30am
May 17, 2016
Haugen attends insurance training
May 17, 2016 - 5:53am
February 18, 2016
Alison Yocum holds a "safe space" sticker that she encouraged NLS teachers to put on their classroom doors to let GLBT students know their school is a safe place to express their gender identity. Yocum, who's 12-year-old son George was born a girl but identifies as a male, was part of a group sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Education that conducted an in-service Tuesday for NLS staff. (CAROLYN LANGE | TRIBUNE)play button
GLBT awareness part of NLS training session
February 18, 2016 - 11:44pm
January 14, 2016
Ilene Jimenez, seated, and Kemberly Guevara, ER registers, work behind the Plexiglass separating patients from the registration representatives of Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
Rice intensifies efforts to keep hospital safe
January 14, 2016 - 9:39am
September 27, 2015
MnDOT preparing snowplow operators for what’s coming
September 27, 2015 - 11:31pm
August 1, 2015
Trudy Heining of Atwater, left, talks to instructor Scott Beck while she participates in exercises during a recent motorcycle training session at Ridgewater College in Willmar. (Nicole Hovatter | tribune)play button
Motorcycle safety training recommended for even the most seasoned riders
August 1, 2015 - 12:15am
June 4, 2015
DEED awards $40K grant to Ridgewater for Custom Roto Mold training
June 4, 2015 - 7:04pm
May 12, 2015
Saulsbury attends facial aesthetic symposium
May 12, 2015 - 1:58pm
April 22, 2015
Bird Island Fire Captain Dan Wolff, left, and Assistant Fire Chief Dave Woelfel are shown earlier in April at crude by rail fire training at the Security and Emergency Response Training Center in Pueblo, Colorado.  SUBMITTED
Like opening a soda can: Local firefighters attend crude by rail emergency response training
April 22, 2015 - 11:11pm
April 6, 2015
Time to brush up on severe weather awareness
April 6, 2015 - 8:02am