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Nichole Gleason, left, a second-grade teacher at Kennedy Elementary School, offers Erika Lozano, 7, instructions on how to tie a quilt. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Willmar, Minn., second-graders help make blankets for premature babies


One had lizards all over it, and another had puppies. One was decorated with baby animals on a yellow background. The fleece blankets tied by second-graders at Kennedy Elementary School will eventually provide cozy warmth for premature and sick babies in neonatal intensive care units in Twin Cities hospitals.

The blankets will be donated to Ella's Halo, a nonprofit organization that offers comfort and assistance to families with babies in NICUs in the Twin Cities area.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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