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West Central Tribune
Mary A. Krogfus
Donald R. Holmgren
Wallace "Wally" Heggestad
William "Bill" D. Latham
September 26, 2016
Supreme Court has reasons to duck transgender rights fight
23 hours 41 min ago
May 25, 2016
11 states sue government over transgender bathroom policy
Eleven states filed a lawsuit on Wednesday challenging the Obama administration's guidance to U.S. public schools this month that transgender...
May 25, 2016 - 1:26pm
May 14, 2016
Commentary: North Carolina fights back on principle
Standing on principle, not to mention common sense, is so rare these days that when someone does it they make headlines. That’s because you...
May 14, 2016 - 1:00am
May 13, 2016
NLS, Willmar schools respond to new federal transgender guidelines
NEW LONDON—Just four days after the New London-Spicer School Board voted to postpone action on a proposed transgender inclusion policy...
May 13, 2016 - 5:35pm
U.S. Departments of Education's transgender policy letter to schools
From: U.S. Department of Education [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Friday, May 13, 2016 8:24 AM To: Paul Carlson Subject: U.S. Departments of Education and Justice Release Joint Guidance to Help Schools Ensure the Civil Rights of Transgender Students Dear Colleagues,...
May 13, 2016 - 4:59pm
May 12, 2016
Obama admin to issue decree on transgender access to school restrooms
The Obama administration will issue a sweeping decree on Friday telling every U.S. public school district to allow transgender students to use...
May 12, 2016 - 10:18pm
May 9, 2016
New London-Spicer School Board tables transgender inclusion policy
Updated 12:12 a.m. May 10: NEW LONDON — On a 5-2 vote Monday, as a crowd of more than 200 people watched, the New London-Spicer School Board...
May 9, 2016 - 9:48pm
May 4, 2016
Johnson High in St. Paul plans to remodel for stalls with floor-to-ceiling walls
ST. PAUL -- St. Paul Public Schools is taking a novel approach to the debate over who gets access to which restrooms. One year after making a policy change that granted transgender students and staff access to whichever restrooms and locker rooms they prefer, the district is preparing...
May 4, 2016 - 5:30am
April 28, 2016
Letter: Calling out what’s wrong
I applaud the woman, Patricia Carter Harding, who wrote the letter in the West Central Tribune recently, relative to the foolishness of the transgender issue in New London-Spicer School District. I do wrestle with the command to “Love thy neighbor.” I’m sure I will be labeled...
April 28, 2016 - 1:30am
April 20, 2016
Minnesota-based retailer Target says transgender people can use bathroom of their choice
(Reuters) - Target said on Tuesday that transgender employees and customers could use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity,...
April 20, 2016 - 1:03pm
U.S. court rules for Virginia student on transgender bathroom access
By Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday ruled for a Virginia transgender student seeking access to the...
April 20, 2016 - 1:00pm
Letter: Pressure from transgender policies
I’ve been told I get too feisty and it’s true. Sometimes I have smoke coming out of my ears because when I think something is wrong I think it’s screamingly wrong and that’s how I feel about this transgender mess in New London. I had a similar experience (it’s all under...
April 20, 2016 - 12:10am
April 12, 2016
Transgender bathroom bill generates emotional testimony, but little else
ST. PAUL — A proposal to require transgender people to use the bathroom of their birth sex drew passionate testimony from both sides at the Minnesota Legislature Tuesday, but appears to be dead for the year. The measure, similar to controversial bills passed in states such as North...
April 12, 2016 - 11:10pm
April 11, 2016
NLS transgender policy discussion draws large crowd
NEW LONDON — For nearly 2 ½ hours nearly 200 people — including students, former students, parents, grandparents and school staff — expressed...
April 11, 2016 - 11:34pm
April 9, 2016
Proposed transgender policy to be reviewed Monday at NLS
NEW LONDON — A new version of a proposed policy to address transgender students will be reviewed Monday night by the New London-Spicer School Board. This will be the second reading of a transgender policy, but the board is not expected to take action Monday. In anticipation of...
April 9, 2016 - 12:17am