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Map of world brings Willmar High School students together

October 27, 2018

Map of world brings Willmar High School students together
WILLMAR—The centerpiece of the lobby/commons area at Willmar Senior High School is a map of the globe dotted with pins marking students’ birthplaces. The entire commons area has a new look this fall, with a case displaying student artwork and the globe mounted on the wall near the guidance office and large letters spelling out “Willmar Cardinals” mounted near the office. The magnetic pins on the map show the birthplaces of the school’s 1,300 students. A Willmar Cardinals

Hand-on learning: New Willmar Senior High course is private-public partnership

September 11, 2018

Hand-on learning: New Willmar Senior High course is private-public partnership
WILLMAR—A groundbreaking public/private partnership between local companies and Willmar Public Schools has begun with its first dozen students at Willmar Senior High. The new Manufacturing and Production course this fall will take students who have an interest in areas like welding, drafting, mechanics and construction and give them a hands-on learning experience with five local businesses. If this first class goes well, the program could eventually expand to other area schools. There’s a

West Central Steel’s growth continues: Latest expansion to house parts production

November 28, 2017

West Central Steel’s growth continues: Latest expansion to house parts production
WILLMAR—West Central Steel of Willmar is expanding for the ninth time in its nearly 40-year history, bringing more services to its customers and more jobs to the region. “It has been quite a project,” said Jeff Pattison, president of West Central Steel. The latest project has been in planning for several years, but officially kicked off in fall 2016, when the company obtained over five acres of land next to its current location on U.S. Highway 12 near the Willmar Industrial Park. This