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Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
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January 14, 2010
Teachers in Litchfield to take a 'hard freeze' in pay for 2009-10
LITCHFIELD -- Litchfield school teachers will take a "hard freeze" in pay for the 2009-10 school year. The two-year contract includes a total increase of 3 percent for 2010-11, when the district expects to be out of statutory operating debt. The contract was approved Monday by the...
January 14, 2010 - 12:00am
January 13, 2010
Willmar School Board approves contract with teachers
WILLMAR -- The Willmar School Board has approved a two-year contract with the district's teachers. The contract will allow an overall 1 percent increase in salary and benefits for teachers in the first year and a 1.9 percent increase in the second year. Members of the teachers union...
January 13, 2010 - 12:00am
April 9, 2009
New CEO Schramm signs Rice contract of $250K
WILLMAR -- Michael Schramm signed a contract Wednesday, officially becoming the new chief executive of Rice Memorial Hospital. The employment...
April 9, 2009 - 12:00am
April 8, 2009
Renville County weighs three-year Pictometry deal
OLIVIA -- Are people starting to regain some confidence in the economy? There may be a sense of whether that's the case next Tuesday, when the Renville County Board of Commissioners decides whether or not to purchase a three-year contract with Pictometry. Although the funds to do...
April 8, 2009 - 12:00am
April 7, 2009
Contract for new CEO is on Rice board agenda
WILLMAR -- A proposed employment agreement for Rice Memorial Hospital's new chief executive will be reviewed for approval Wednesday by the hospital board of directors. The board meets at 5 p.m. in the hospital board room. The board voted March 18 to hire Michael Schramm as the city-owned...
April 7, 2009 - 12:00am
March 21, 2009
Rice settles with three employee unions
WILLMAR -- Contracts were settled this week with three of Rice Memorial Hospital's employee unions, giving workers a 3.5 percent pay increase this year and a 2.5 percent increase next year. The contract agreements were approved Wednesday by the hospital board of directors.
March 21, 2009 - 12:00am
March 10, 2009
Busing contract approved by NLS
NEW LONDON -- The New London-Spicer School Board on Monday approved a two-year transportation contract with Russell's Bus Service of New London after an extended period of negotiating between the two parties. With the approval, the district accepted a contract with Russell's of $1,797,736...
March 10, 2009 - 12:00am
March 9, 2009
NLS to approve transportation contract with Russell's Bus Service tonight
NEW LONDON -- The New London-Spicer School Board is expected to give its final approval to a two-year transportation contract during tonight's board meeting at the NLS District Office. Last week, Superintendent Paul Carlson told the Tribune the district transportation committee and...
March 9, 2009 - 2:40pm
March 6, 2009
NLS, Russell's reach tentative agreement on bus contract
NEW LONDON -- The New London-Spicer School District and Russell's Bus Service reached a tentative agreement Monday regarding the district's transportation...
March 6, 2009 - 12:00am
February 24, 2009
NLS postpones transportation decision to March 9
NEW LONDON -- The New London-Spicer School Board on Monday postponed its decision on a transportation contract for 2009-10 and 2010-11 after more than two hours of comparison between two contract offers and a plethora of input from the community. "We owe it to ourselves and the community"...
February 24, 2009 - 12:00am
February 18, 2009
Letter: Put the NL-S community first
It is starting to look like the New London-Spicer School Board and administrator are helping a new bus company that is not based locally win the transportation contract. They are offering to build the buildings to store the buses on school property and lease them to the new company...
February 18, 2009 - 12:00am
February 16, 2009
Letter: Keep NL-S bus contract local
As a resident and business person in our community I must express my concern over an upcoming budget decision. I'm very concerned about the busing contract possibly being awarded to a business not located in our community. I respect the enormous task of balancing this year's budg...
February 16, 2009 - 12:00am
January 3, 2009
New London-Spicer teen wins modeling offer after 'Made' reality show appearance
NEW LONDON -- Some say a person is defined by the way they walk, the way they present themselves. If so, the definition of New London-Spicer...
January 3, 2009 - 12:00am
September 2, 2008
Case IH lands major cotton picker contracts in China
BENSON -- A major contract that will send products made in Benson to China was announced by Case IH, a leading brand in the agricultural equipment business of CNH. CNH and Fiat Group recently signed two contracts totaling nearly $12 million with the Xinjiang Agriculture Cultivation...
September 2, 2008 - 12:00am
March 25, 2008
Teacher contract approved at ACGC
GROVE CITY - A two-year teachers contract was unanimously approved Monday by the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School Board, bringing an end to negotiations that began in August. During voting Thursday, Friday and Monday, certified teaching staff ratified the contract on a 54-9 vote. The...
March 25, 2008 - 10:00am