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New London, Spicer communities share food and fellowship during annual Thanksgiving meal
Franken says he'll work to regain Minnesotans' trust as US senator
Four injured in Meeker County crash
Skol, Super Bowl
First graduates emerge from Minnesota's 'hybrid' law school
Larson Column: Golf vs. Tom: Golf makes its case and it's a strong one
Larson Column: To golf or not to golf
Washington gains ground with win vs. Giants
NFC North is Vikings' to lose
NFC North is the Vikings' to lose
David Cassidy, 1970s teen idol who starred on 'The Partridge Family,' dies at 67
Inside RFD-TV, the network that covets rural and older viewers
Charlie Rose harassed us, eight women say
Why is Peter Dinklage still stuck playing characters defined by dwarfism?
From Fred and Ginger to Kate and Leo: When movie couples make fans hope for real-life love
Holidaze parade ushers in holiday season Saturday in downtown Willmar
What you need in your winter survival kit
'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
Generations section now available online
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Keith Cleo Moist
Catherine A. Brainard
Jeanne M. Poage
Thanksgiving is a time to appreciate all our blessings
Commentary: Did Al Franken make a bad decision, or is he a creep? Look for the pattern.
Analysis: Why Sen. Al Franken could be in a lot more trouble now
Garrison Keillor: It's Thanksgiving. Be Happy.
Letter: Farm economy needs rescuing
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball playoff preview
WCT Sports Show: Mid-Season Football Rankings
WCT Sports Show: Area volleyball contenders
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
Card of Thanks
Emma Anne Williams
July 23, 2013
Ownership of Cosmos, Minn., school building remains in ACGC's hands
COSMOS - When negotiations began earlier this year, it was fully expected that by July the city of Cosmos would be the owner of the former elementary school in town. The Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School District was looking to sell the structure after it moved its elementary students...
July 23, 2013 - 11:40pm
July 17, 2013
Work finished on expansion, improvement at Roosevelt Elementary playground in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR - A three-year project to improve the playground at Willmar's Roosevelt Elementary School is done. Workers were putting the finishing...
July 17, 2013 - 11:26pm
July 5, 2013
Texas teacher wears same outfit for school photo for 40 years
DALLAS — A Texas teacher's streak of wearing the same outfit for his school photograph is coming to an end after 40 years with his...
July 5, 2013 - 6:00am
June 16, 2013
Westrum ends 21-year tenure at Benson School District
BENSON — When Lee Westrum was a fresh college graduate from Bemidji State University in 1992, his first job was as a social studies teacher...
June 16, 2013 - 10:51pm
June 10, 2013
Illinois school boasts 24 sets of twins in the 5th grade, seeks world record title
WILMETTE, Ill. - Like a lot of kids, the two brothers from northern Illinois spent hours marveling at the weird and the wonderful in the Guinness...
June 10, 2013 - 9:00am
May 31, 2013
Willmar, Minn., kindergarteners have list of things to learn this summer
WILLMAR -- Teachers in Willmar have developed a list of activities for children about to enter kindergarten. At the Kennedy Elementary School kindergarten roundup this spring, families received a packet of information for families with future kindergarteners. The packets include...
May 31, 2013 - 5:37pm
May 21, 2013
In Oklahoma tornado's wake, worried parents seek out kids (videos)
MOORE, Okla. (AP) — The parents and guardians stood in the muddy grass outside a suburban Oklahoma City church, listening as someone with a...
May 21, 2013 - 7:35am
April 25, 2013
NLS approved $173,000 cut to 2013-14 budget
NEW LONDON — After mulling a list of potential options for cutting costs for the last couple months, the New London-Spicer School Board unanimously approved a resolution Monday to cut $178,000 from the district’s $12.6 million general fund budget next year. The cuts were made...
April 25, 2013 - 12:00am
April 18, 2013
Area schools dismiss students early today as winter storm moves across west central Minn.
WILLMAR – Many schools in west central Minnesota are sending students home early today as yet another winter storm blasts the area. Among the long list of schools that are closing are Willmar, New London-Spicer, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City and Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg. The region...
April 18, 2013 - 11:57am
April 3, 2013
NLS is catching up on technology
Public schools are always introducing new technology for their students. At one time, it meant film strips, then films, then televisions,...
April 3, 2013 - 6:00am
March 20, 2013
Update: 12-year-old boy arrested in New Prague, Minn. school lockdown
NEW PRAGUE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in Minnesota have arrested a 12-year-old boy in what they say was a prank call that prompted a school lockdown. The middle school in New Prague, a small town about 45 miles southwest of Minneapolis, was locked down after the 911 call came in...
March 20, 2013 - 11:57am
Secretary: All safe in New Prague, Minn., school lockdown
NEW PRAGUE, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota middle school secretary says all students and staff are safe in a lockdown at the school. New Prague Middle School executive assistant Lana Knoke tells The Associated Press that the lockdown that began Wednesday morning continues. She says police...
March 20, 2013 - 9:44am
March 14, 2013
Video: ACGC School Play
A group of children from the ACGC School in Atwater perform a musical play "It's a Jungle Out There," telling the story of a king asking jungle...
March 14, 2013 - 6:05pm
March 7, 2013
Principal is Duct Taped to Wall at Prairie Woods School
A group of children on their way to lunch see Joe Broderick, right, the principal at Prairie Woods Elementary in New London being duct taped...
March 7, 2013 - 4:47pm
March 1, 2013
Police in small Minnesota town set up shop in schools
One small-town Minnesota school district is taking a unique approach to keeping students safe: The police are moving in. By Amy Forliti, Associated...
March 1, 2013 - 9:47am