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Area residents earn degrees from SMSU

May 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota State University hosted its 46th annual commencement ceremony May 10. More than 620 graduate and undergraduate students were candidates for master’s, bachelor’s and associate’s degrees, with approximately 415 of…continue reading on

Video: Dakota Conflict Event

August 19, 2012 in West Central Tribune

A public outdoor prayer service of hope and healing is held Sunday at the historic Ness Church near Litchfield, Minnesota. Continue Reading

East Grand Forks Senior High inducts Green Wave Hall of Famers

August 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Six inductees of the East Grand Forks Senior High School’s Green Wave Hall of Fame will be honored at an induction ceremony today as part of the city’s 125th anniversary celebration. Continue Reading

Lake Region State College has commencement

August 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Lake Region State College will host a commencement ceremony for 24 students who participated in the school’s summer peace officer academies in Grand Forks. Continue Reading

Grand Forks Police Department holds promotion ceremony

June 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Grand Forks Police Department will hold a promotion ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday at the police station. Continue Reading

Smiling all the way – class of 2012 says good-bye to high school

June 12, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

In welcoming the huge crowd that gathered in the sweltering heat inside Jefferson High School’s gym for Sunday’s graduation ceremony, science teacher Thomas Smith joked that the event was the hottest ticket in town.
The celebration was moved indoors because of the threat of thunderstorms, but it didn’t wilt the enthusiasm of the Class of 2012′s last hurrah of high school. Continue Reading

Video: Citizenship Ceremony in Willmar

June 6, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Eight students from the Willmar Adult Basic Education were awarded their citizenship certificates Wednesday along with seven GED graduates who received their diplomas during an evening ceremony. Continue Reading

On to the next challenge

June 5, 2012 in The Osakis Review

This past weekend was an extra special one for 86 Osakis area students.
They passed a big milestone graduation.
Thirteen students turned their tassels at the Lakes Area Charter School graduation ceremony at the Alexandria Technical and Community College’s Information Technology Center. Continue Reading

‘Disaster Pastor’ to deliver message

May 22, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

“When a person joins the military, they give up every freedom with the exception of the freedom of faith,” Blom said. “I do not have nuclear six guns on my hip; it’s all about the cross on my uniform.” Continue Reading

A time to remember those who died for our freedom

May 22, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Next Monday is much more than a day off from work or school.
It’s a time to honor all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country’s freedom.
Here is a list of Memorial Day events in the area: Continue Reading