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February 18, 2016
Alison Yocum holds a "safe space" sticker that she encouraged NLS teachers to put on their classroom doors to let GLBT students know their school is a safe place to express their gender identity. Yocum, who's 12-year-old son George was born a girl but identifies as a male, was part of a group sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Education that conducted an in-service Tuesday for NLS staff. (CAROLYN LANGE | TRIBUNE)play button
GLBT awareness part of NLS training session
February 18, 2016 - 11:44pm
April 29, 2015
Suchit Khadge, of Kathmandu, Nepal, is participating in a cooperative learning semester at Nova-Tech Engineering on the MinnWest Technology Campus in Willmar. After learning of the devastating earthquake back home, he decided to stay in Minnesota and work on awareness and fundraising. TRIBUNE/Anne Polta
Nepali student seeks awareness, aid for earthquake-stricken home
April 29, 2015 - 11:27pm
October 2, 2013
Carrie Buddy, executive director of Safe Avenues in Willmar, says a big part of the county’s plan to prevent domestic violence involves residents in the community “taking a stand” and making a verbal declaration that domestic violence “is not tolerated.” Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange
Taking a public stand against domestic violence
October 2, 2013 - 11:52pm
April 16, 2012
Storm clouds pass by the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2011. (Pioneer Press: Chris Polydoroff)
Minnesotans asked to be aware of severe weather
April 16, 2012 - 8:57am
April 13, 2012
Severe weather awareness week starts Monday, includes tornado drills (video)
April 13, 2012 - 10:07am
October 8, 2010
NLS Wildcats to go pink at football game tonight
October 8, 2010 - 12:04am
October 7, 2010
NL-S Wildcats to go pink at Friday's game
October 7, 2010 - 4:34pm
April 14, 2010
These shoes will be worn this weekend by a group of local men who will attempt to walk a mile in them in an effort to raise public awareness of sexual violence. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange
Men to don high-heeled shoes to draw attention to sexual violence
April 14, 2010 - 12:00am
October 22, 2009
Lori Petersen of Olivia wears goggles Wednesday that will be part of the virtual dementia tour at Church of St. Mary in Willmar. "It should change people," Petersen said of the tour, intended to provided insight into what it's like to live with dementia. The goggles are designed to give people an idea of how someone with dementia navigates through the world. The tour is being offered Tuesday on an appointment basis. Tribune photo by Gary Miller
New regional network focuses on meeting a growing need
October 22, 2009 - 12:00am
This file photo taken from the intersection of Robbins Avenue Southwest and South First Street in Willmar shows the EF-3 tornado that struck the area last summer as it moves south of the city. The tornado damaged numerous buildings and businesses in town and destroyed a handful of local rural residences. Courtesy photo
Awareness week, drills draw attention to severe weather season
April 22, 2009 - 12:00am
November 4, 2008
Despite adoptions last year of 672 children, hundreds more Minnesota children are still in need of a home
November 4, 2008 - 12:00am
October 23, 2008
Sheriff's Office receives light bars for Safe and Sober patrols
October 23, 2008 - 12:00am
October 4, 2008
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities slated in Willmar
October 4, 2008 - 12:00am