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No abduction incident in Worthington

September 6, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Earlier reports of a possible abduction incident Thursday in Worthington are unfounded, Worthington Director of Public Safety Mike Cumiskey said Thursday afternoon. Continue Reading

No charges coming in rest stop incident involving lawmaker

August 16, 2012 in West Central Tribune

DULUTH The St. Louis County Attorney’s office has decided not to pursue charges in an Interstate 35 rest stop incident last month involving state Rep. Kerry Gauthier and an individual police reports have confirmed to be a 17-year-old male.
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No charges for lawmaker in rest stop episode

August 16, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

DULUTH The St. Louis County Attorney’s office decided not to pursue charges in an Interstate 35 rest stop incident last month involving state Rep. Kerry Gauthier and an individual police reports have confirmed to be a 17-year-old male. Continue Reading

Ten Haken says it’s ‘time to hang it up’

April 4, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Alderman Lyle Ten Haken, a 12-year member of the Worthington City Council, will not seek re-election this November.
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10 states flee ‘No Child’ law

February 9, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON It could be the beginning of the end for No Child Left Behind.
The goal was lofty: Get all children up to par in math and reading by 2014. But the nation isn’t getting there, and now some states are getting out. Continue Reading

Minnesota and 9 other states to be freed from fed No Child Left Behind requirements

February 9, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama today will free 10 states from the strict and sweeping requirements of the No Child Left Behind law, giving leeway to states that promise to improve how they prepare and evaluate students, The Associated Press has learned. Continue Reading

No improvement in FLY test scores

November 2, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

LUVERNE Analysis released Monday by the Minnesota Department of Education reported the Flexible Learning Year (FLY) waiver granted to southwest Minnesota school districts did not raise test scores as intended instead scores remained flat. Continue Reading

Willmar, Minn., establishments renewed state alcohol buyer’s cards early

July 13, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR As of Wednesday afternoon, Willmar area alcohol retailers and restaurant owners and managers had not pulled MillerCoors beer products from their shelves, were receiving beer shipments and were operating in a “business as usual” manner.
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Prime hunting land is target for ‘no net gain’ debate in west central Minnesota

April 30, 2011 in West Central Tribune

Kurt Nelson has 80 acres of land in the southeast corner of Pope County that are the kind often touted in the classified ads of outdoor publications as “prime hunting acres.”
Last winter he dished out more than 3,000 bushels of corn to pheasants and deer just outside the back door of his home here.
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Distracted driving patrol is today, local law urges drivers to focus on driving

April 21, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR You’re thoroughly enjoying that juicy burger after a long day (never mind that the ketchup just dripped on your shirt). Listening to the radio, thinking about what has to be done tomorrow. Then your cell phone rings. You set your drink down, lunge for the phone – and CRASH! Continue Reading