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EDUCATION

Summary: Listen up, college grads. Learn to be comfortable with your accomplishments. Take your victory lap — just not in the fields. You've earned your ticket out. You don't have to go back, not even for a photo-op.
As director of food and nutrition services for Willmar, Montevideo and New London-Spicer schools, Annette Derouin was always on the lookout for a program that could offer a new way to feed kids. She brought locally grown food to school cafeterias, and has been honored by the state and national school nutrition associations.
News about educational achievements among students from west central Minnesota.
St. Mary's Catholic School in Bird Island marked 125 years over the weekend with three days of fun and remembering. Alumni, current students and members of the community all came together to commemorate the school's anniversary.

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The Willmar School Board will meet Monday to consider the next school year's budget and seeking bids for a proposed expansion of Willmar Middle School. The board meets at 4:30 p.m. at the Willmar Education and Arts Center.
Federal pandemic relief funding has helped keep Willmar Public Schools operating for the past couple years, but as the funding recedes, budget cuts could be on the way. Since three-quarters of the district's budget is in employee pay and benefits, it's likely staff cuts could be coming in 2023.
News about educational achievements among students from west central Minnesota.
Summary: 2022 graduates: We’ve had our chance. Now it’s yours. Save the country, save the planet, and you’ll go down as the next Greatest Generation.
The fees will be lifted for applying students during Minnesota State Week from June 21-24.
News about educational achievements among students from west central Minnesota.

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Free meals for anyone 18 years old and younger will be available at Willmar Public Schools this summer, from June 8 through Aug. 26 at Lakeland Elementary School and at several other buildings during the June summer school session.
Summary: If Democrats show respect for the Second Amendment, compromise is possible. If they don’t, there will be no end to the slaughtering.
Summary: Do these delusional members of the GOP imagine that colleges of education will require handgun training, with weekly target-practice sessions for teachers out on the school playing field? Do they also imagine paying teachers at the same level as police officers, whose higher salaries are justified by the hazards that come with the job?

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