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Records published Oct. 27
Turf wars: NLS plan to upgrade football field under scrutiny
Dayton fails to visit all 87 counties in 86 days
Spicer man charged with kidnapping in alleged violent assault of woman
Man injured in Atwater electrical accident
Analyst: Zimmer tackle rotation versus Eagles 'horrible'
Wild's Niederreiter gaining confidence on new line
Conley, Grizzlies hold off Timberwolves
Roundup: Ridgewater sees win streak end in tough five-set match
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
Melissa Heen Peterson
Francis H. "Fran" Uhlenkamp
Election letter deadline is Nov. 2
Thomas commentary: Donald Trump's contract with America?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Elect Julie Asmus to Willmar's Ward 2 seat
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Schwantes is the right choice for Willmar's Ward 1 seat
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