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USDA expects corn and soybean production to set new record highs
Potential tragedy averted in shooting at Minnesota apartment
10-year-old boy dies in crash with 14-year-old driver
Hawk Creek Lutheran plans 'celebration' Sunday
Records published Aug. 25
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Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
Tigers overpower Twins
Reloaded Cardinals look to make further strides
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
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J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
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10 tips to avoid summer sabotage of diet, exercise
Reader News: A five-generation photo
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Gary G. Glein
Carol J. Hansen
Herbert K. Dittes
Emma Ruth Kassa
Melvin E. Anderson
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
Populism Even Republicans Can Get Behind
Commentary: A nice column about Donald Trump
Cartoon by Chris Britt
May 20, 2015
Bringing history to life
NEW LONDON –– Clutching a Bible and wearing a simple white sari with a blue stripe, Grace Gratton held a motionless pose as she portrayed...
May 20, 2015 - 10:47am
May 12, 2015
NLS fifth-graders present science projects to school board
NEW LONDON — In February Averi Prentice began growing lawn grass in cups in her house. Using tap water, distilled water and melted snow —...
May 12, 2015 - 9:46pm
April 13, 2015
Boys tennis: Doubles teams power Wildcats
NEW LONDON — Wins from its top two doubles teams helped New London-Spicer edge its old West Central Conference rival Minnewaska 4-3 Monday. John Jacobson and Logan Eckhoff paired to win 1-doubles in straight sets, while Chris Molenaar and Ely Rogers rallied from a tough tie-breaker...
April 13, 2015 - 11:20pm
March 25, 2015
NLS to pick architect for facilities plan
NEW LONDON —Three architectural firms pitched their plans this week for how they would lead the New London-Spicer School District through the development of a facility expansion project. Next month the board will visit project sites the three firms were involved with and in May...
March 25, 2015 - 8:04pm
March 13, 2015
Girls basketball: Sauk Centre overpowers NLS
ST. CLOUD — If Sauk Centre head coach Scott Bergman could bottle whatever magic he imparted on his Mainstreeters late in the first half of...
March 13, 2015 - 11:02pm
Retired New London-Spicer coach dies on Grand Canyon hike
NEW LONDON – Dave Peterman, a retired teacher and coach from the New London-Spicer school district died Thursday while hiking in the Grand Canyon in Arizona. According to John Vraa, NLS activities director, Peterman died of a heart attack. "He was a tremendous man for our...
February 13, 2015 - 2:21pm
January 27, 2015
Sneak peak at facilities survey shows support for pared-down project
NEW LONDON — A sneak peak at early survey results sheds some light on why a $14.6 million building bond failed in a referendum last fall in the New London-Spicer School District. The preliminary responses may also provide direction if another attempt to gain voter approval for...
January 27, 2015 - 11:00pm
January 13, 2015
NLS will start classes before Labor Day
NEW LONDON — It would be nice to get the blessing of the Legislature, but even if that does not happen, classes will begin before Labor Day this fall in the New London-Spicer School District. At its meeting Monday, the NLS School Board approved the 2015-16 calendar that includes...
January 13, 2015 - 11:45pm
December 11, 2014
NLS wins robotics competition
NEW LONDON — The New London-Spicer ToolCats Robotics team took first place in the robotics portion of the Northern Plains BEST regional championship competition Dec. 4-6 in Fargo, N.D. With 36 teams from all over North America including Connecticut, Ohio and Canada, there was “no...
December 11, 2014 - 11:04pm
December 9, 2014
NLS levy to drop in 2015
NEW LONDON — Following a truth-in-taxation hearing Monday, the New London-Spicer School Board gave final approval to a $3.8 million tax levy for next year. The levy, which is payable in 2015, is a 3.05 percent decrease from this year’s tax levy of $3.9 million. The total levy...
December 9, 2014 - 10:41pm
November 16, 2014
Prep Football: NLS nips Glencoe-Silver Lake in Class AAA semis
EDEN PRAIRIE — All season long, the New London-Spicer offense made plays in a number of ways that kept defenses guessing. Trey Austvold,...
November 16, 2014 - 11:51pm
November 14, 2014
Man pitches solar project to NLS
NEW LONDON — A proposal to use the rooftop of the New London-Spicer elementary school to capture solar energy, which would be used to offset the district’s electric bill, was presented Thursday to the school board. Arvind Auluck-Wilson, from Energy Technology Innovations...
November 14, 2014 - 8:35pm
November 11, 2014
Early snow days could cause scheduling issues for school districts
WILLMAR — Even though it was just Veterans Day on Tuesday, Willmar and New London-Spicer schools were on their second snow day of the year. Neither...
November 11, 2014 - 11:51pm
November 5, 2014
NLS to look at why its school levy failed, may try again
NEW LONDON — It’s time to regroup for the New London-Spicer School Board after the district’s voters failed to support a proposed building project. The proposed $14.6 million project would have paid for remodeling in the district’s buildings and the addition of a performing...
November 5, 2014 - 11:41pm
October 31, 2014
Letter: Vote no on NLS request
It is great to have big dreams. But if we build a big house or buy an expensive car, we must be able to pay for them. The dream ends when we have to pay for a long time. Will the students be able to read better, to have better math skills, if they have the performing arts...
October 31, 2014 - 8:12am