Forty years ago the Minnesota founders of Pheasants Forever — from the metropolitan area and from Kandiyohi County — met on the shores of Eagle Lake north of Willmar and agreed to the local control model that the organization continues today. The surviving founders of that meeting returned to Eagle Lake to visit about the organization's start and how they made that critical decision.
Three people from Missouri were killed Thursday evening in a crash west of Willmar. Another person from Missouri was seriously injured, according to the Minnesota State Patrol, and a semi driver from Raymond also suffered injuries.
Willmar Public Schools has worked with an Arizona company to hire experienced teachers from other countries to fill teaching openings. The district still seeks more teachers and has job openings in many other areas, too.
Minnesota's Migrant Education Program works with students whose families are migrant farm workers. The program helps students avoid falling behind as they travel with their families and stay on track to graduate.