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Minnesotan Ellison’s DNC campaign falls short
Americans eat out less as higher menu prices take a bite from restaurant visits
WI man sentenced for cutting off woman's pinky in 'ritualistic memorial'
Index funds always better than picking stocks, Warren Buffett says
Defying the odds: Minnesota woman delivers baby that wasn't expected to live
Twins linked to Dominican shortstop Marte
Minnesota United about to discover learning curve for MLS expansion teams
Wild's Chris Stewart: Loyalty and work ethic forged by family
Five Vancouver Canucks quarantined with mumps
How old are Minnesota cabin owners? The answer might surprise you
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Keith L. Kendall
Lawrence "Junior" Johnson, Jr.
Phillips: A well-timed letter reminded me to look for kindness
Perennials potentially damaged from early-season warmup
Little things make a big difference with gardening
Wishing loved one could let go of life should not bring guilty feelings
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
November 20, 2009
Litchfield native Carlson, Seahawks to face Vikings at Metrodome on Sunday
Somewhere in the sea of purple among the throng at the Metrodome on Sunday will be a small pool of green. It might be Litchfield Dragons green...
November 20, 2009 - 12:00am
October 27, 2009
NLS OKs grant application to help students pay fees, buy more AEDs
NEW LONDON -- The New London-Spicer School Board unanimously approved a resolution Monday supporting a grant application to the Minnesota State High School League for funding to help low-income students pay participation fees and for automated external deliberators and training. The...
October 27, 2009 - 12:00am
September 15, 2009
NLS board OKs bond sale, hears report on enrollment
NEW LONDON -- The New London-Spicer school board on Monday authorized the sale of $2.2 million in general obligation bonds to finance the district's other post-employment benefit obligations. The authorization will allow the board to approve the bond sale at the next meeting Sept....
September 15, 2009 - 12:00am
September 1, 2009
Letter: Suggestions for dangerous intersection
Perhaps it is time to stop "studying the solutions" for the corner of North Highway 71 and County Road 24 and take some positive action before we have another fatal accident. Here are my suggestions: Lower the speed limit to 40 mph. If it can be done in Spicer, it can be done in...
September 1, 2009 - 12:00am
July 30, 2009
You say 'goodbye' and I say 'hello'
July 30, 2009 - 12:00am
New London-Spicer School Board considers background check policy for all volunteers
NEW LONDON -- The New London-Spicer School Board approved Monday the first reading of an updated policy on background checks for district volunteers, for athletic or academic events. The proposed changes to the policy include that all volunteers, regardless of whether or not they...
April 30, 2009 - 12:00am
April 28, 2009
NLS School Board OKs $347K in budget cuts
NEW LONDON -- The New London-Spicer School Board unanimously approved $347,236 in budget cuts for the 2009-10 school year at the regular meeting Monday. The cuts include the elimination of 2.83 full-time-equivalent teaching positions from the middle school and high sc-hool and funding...
April 28, 2009 - 12:00am
March 18, 2009
School officials vote in favor of expansion at Roosevelt Elementery School
WILLMAR -- It might seem counterintuitive for the Willmar School District to spend $1.5 million on a building addition while cutting $2.7 million...
March 18, 2009 - 12:00am
December 9, 2008
Facing $1.6M in cuts, Willmar drops high school French program
WILLMAR -- The French program will be dropped from the Willmar Senior High schedule after this school year. The Willmar School Board approved the change at its meeting Monday. It's the first of numerous budget reductions the board expects to adopt before the school year ends. The...
December 9, 2008 - 12:00am
November 25, 2008
Carlson -- Wheeler
Gina Carlson and Bill Wheeler were united in marriage Aug. 23 at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Spicer. The bride is the daughter...
November 25, 2008 - 12:00am
November 12, 2008
Willmar school officials chafe over federal law requirements in math, reading
WILLMAR -- Members of the Willmar School Board vented their frustration with federal education law Monday, when they approved an "improvement plan" for Kennedy Elementary School. The plan is required under the No Child Left Behind federal education law because students in some groups...
November 12, 2008 - 12:00am
November 6, 2008
$1.6 million budget cut debate will begin soon in Willmar
WILLMAR -- Discussions will begin soon on the future of Willmar Public Schools, with an estimated $1.6 million in budget cuts needed at the end of the year. Voters approved the first part of a two-part operating levy in Tuesday's election. That allows the district to avoid much larger...
November 6, 2008 - 12:00am
November 5, 2008
Reierson and deCathelineau chosen for vacated Spicer City Council seats
SPICER -- Spicer City Council candidates Jerry Reierson and Robin deCathelineau will occupy the city's two vacated council seats beginning in 2009. Reierson and deCathelineau were elected to Spicer's two open City Council seats Tuesday with Reierson receiving 322 votes and deCathelineau...
November 5, 2008 - 12:00am
October 11, 2008
Gillis -- Carlson
Amy Gillis and Ted Carlson were united in marriage July 19 at an outdoor ceremony in Covington, Ga. The bride is the daughter of Vernon...
October 11, 2008 - 12:00am
September 25, 2008
Grove City woman featured in PSA
It's not about just having the creepy crawlies for Kristin Carlson of Grove City. It's about her life. And it's about empowerment and opportunity for fellow victims of the invisible disease known as Restless Leg Syndrome. This past May, Carlson was selected to fly to New York City,...
September 25, 2008 - 12:00am