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MPCA actions total $1.1M

May 21, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency concluded $1.1 million in enforcement penalties last month, with a local firm paying the largest share of the total.
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Civil defense siren testing this week

March 19, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON The Nobles County Dispatch Center will be testing civil defense sirens Thursday throughout the day to ensure maintenance is up to date, according to Worthington Public Safety Director Mike Cumiskey. Continue Reading

Judge’s order gives two taxpayers partial victory in suit against Yellow Medicine East

January 24, 2012 in West Central Tribune

GRANITE FALLS A district judge’s order gives a partial victory to two taxpayers challenging how the Yellow Medicine East school district financed over $10 million worth of improvements to its high school and elementary schools in Granite Falls. Continue Reading

Library exhibit in Willmar, Minn., invites discussion on Lincoln, Civil War

January 11, 2012 in West Central Tribune

The Gettysburg Address is less than 300 words in length. It can be recited in under two minutes. But Abraham Lincoln was wrong when he said in his speech that “the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here.”
In fact, it’s one of the most famous speeches in history, given to remember the 50,000 American soldiers who lost their lives at the Battle of Gettysburg. Last year marked the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, and to observe the sesquicentennial, the Willmar Public Library is hosting an Abraham Lincoln and Civil War exhibit now through Feb. 17.
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Marking beginning of the Civil War

September 25, 2011 in West Central Tribune

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Civil War history comes to life in Willmar, Minn., Saturday

September 21, 2011 in West Central Tribune

One hundred and 50 years after the start of the American Civil War, there is still a strong respect for the veterans who fought in the long, bloody battle and a fascination about the people, life, culture and hardships of that period in American history.
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Trial to be set in case against western Minn. school district’s financing of building improvements

June 30, 2011 in West Central Tribune

GRANITE FALLS As contractors work to complete the final leg of more than $10 million in improvements before the start of school, litigation over how the Yellow Medicine East School District is financing nearly one-third of the project is headed to trial.
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Civil War replica cannons showcased

May 19, 2011 in West Central Tribune

Elrosa man’s passion will be showcased Saturday at Paynesville (Minn.) Area Historical Museum Continue Reading

N.D. Civil Air Patrol provides aerial imagery in flood fight

April 29, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun

When waters are rising on the ground the North Dakota Civil Air Patrol is in the sky keeping emergency management officials across the state up to date on a day-to-day basis.
“We can provide the state, the communities and our fellow North Dakotans with a good overview of what’s going on out there,” said Bill Kay, North Dakota CAP wing commander.
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Minn gov starts Civil War Commemoration task force

April 10, 2011 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Mark Dayton has set up a Civil War Commemoration Task Force. Continue Reading