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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
Gymnastics: Schramm, Henjum in state All-Around top-20
Wrestling: 18 area grapplers win section titles
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
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
February 28, 2013
No safety concerns regarding lockdown at NLS, Minn., school
NEW LONDON — A temporary lockdown was conducted Thursday in the New London-Spicer Middle School and High School after a student experienced a crisis situation. No weapons were involved and all the students were safe, according to school administrators. The lockdown lasted about...
February 28, 2013 - 11:00pm
No safety concerns following morning lock-down at NLS schools in New London
NEW LONDON – A temporary lock-down was conducted this morning in the New London-Spicer Middle School and High School after a student experienced a crisis situation. No weapons were involved and all the students are safe. Parents in the NLS school district received automated phone...
February 28, 2013 - 9:53am
January 10, 2013
Arrest made in Chaska, Minn., High School threat
CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Chaska police say they've made an arrest for a threat that closed the local high school Tuesday. Police announced the arrest of a boy Wednesday night, but gave no other details. The school was locked down Tuesday morning and students were later sent home. Classes...
January 10, 2013 - 7:32am
January 3, 2013
Sandy Hook kids face 1st classes since shooting
MONROE, Conn. (AP) -- The Newtown schools superintendent says preparations have been made for a "normal" day, yet it will likely be anything...
January 3, 2013 - 7:29am
December 19, 2012
Threat causes lockdown at Red Wing, Minn., schools
RED WING, Minn. — All Red Wing schools are on lockdown today after a student reported receiving a threatening call that alluded to a shooting at the school. According to the Red Wing Police Department, a senior at Tower View Alternative Learning Center received a call Tuesday night...
December 19, 2012 - 10:49am
December 17, 2012
First of funerals begin a sad procession in wake of school shooting
NEWTOWN, Conn. — Opening a long procession of grief, Newtown began burying its dead Monday, laying to rest two 6-year-old boys — one who...
December 17, 2012 - 11:42pm
Newtown plans burials as school's future debated
Video link: First funerals for Newtown victims NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A grieving Connecticut town braced itself Monday to bury the first two...
December 17, 2012 - 12:15pm
December 16, 2012
Police, teachers describe Connecticut shooter's path through Newtown school
By Edmund H. Mahony and Dave Altimari , Hartford Courant Editor's Note: This story contains graphic descriptions of the shooting and crime scene....
December 16, 2012 - 11:58am
December 15, 2012
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey: Just Because
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey: Just Because
December 15, 2012 - 7:49am
December 14, 2012
UPDATE: Official: 27 dead in Conn. elementary school shooting
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) -- A shooting at a Connecticut elementary school Friday left 27 people dead, including 18 children, an official said. The...
December 14, 2012 - 12:05pm
November 28, 2012
ACGC School District says its elementary school in Cosmos, Minn., is now on market
COSMOS -- The elementary school in Cosmos is for sale.
November 28, 2012 - 12:00am
November 17, 2012
Kindergarten Pajama Day
November 17, 2012 - 12:00am
November 12, 2012
Retired businessman takes on new role running Community Christian School in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- Community Christian School is a "treasure chest" to John Chapin. "Our parents send us their treasures," said Chapin, administrator...
November 12, 2012 - 12:00am
November 7, 2012
School board election results for west central Minnesota schools
The following are unofficial election results for contested races only for school board posts in districts in the region. Candidates indicated by (I) are elected incumbents and those indicated by (A) are current office holders now seeking election to a post they assumed by appointment. Results...
November 7, 2012 - 9:08am
Gratz, Blom and Lilleberg elected to ACGC School Board
GROVE CITY - Two incumbents and political-newcomer were elected to the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School Board Tuesday from a field of five contenders. Current school board members Joel Gratz and Jeanna Lilleberg, were re-elected to the board and Sarah Blom was elected to a seat on...
November 7, 2012 - 6:51am