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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

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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.


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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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