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Minnesota West students connect with local businesses

August 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Students at Minnesota West Community and Technical College began their fall semester Monday. The school offered a “Get Connected” day to help students become acclimated, with opportunities available on campus and in the community….continue reading on

Petition pushing for later school start approved

September 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK The group pushing to change state law to require that public schools start after Labor Day can now begin to collect signatures to send the issue to a statewide vote. Continue Reading

Commentary: Starting all over again

November 13, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Nothing’s impossible I have found,
For when my chin is on the ground,
I pick myself up,
Dust myself off,
Start all over again.
From the 1936 movie “Swing Time”

WASHINGTON Conservatives should jauntily sing as Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers did in a year in which the country’s chin was on the ground. Conservatives are hardly starting from scratch in their continuing courtship of an electorate half of which embraced their message more warmly than it did this year’s messenger. Continue Reading

SW Bowbenders to start winter league

November 5, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Southwest Bowbenders Archery Club winter league will begin Nov. 26. Continue Reading

Heron Lake teacher will start GPS project

September 26, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

HERON LAKE Southwest Star Concept Elementary School teacher Rob Graef is finding a new way to preserve history in the Heron Lake-Okabena area. Continue Reading

Shoppers crowd the malls in Christmas countdown

December 19, 2010 in West Central Tribune

NEW YORK Shoppers came out in droves on the last weekend before Christmas, tackling their gift lists and driving traffic up at malls across the country.
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nsurance investigator decides on cause of Ark. house fire: The dead plant did it

September 1, 2010 in West Central Tribune

A fire that did $20,000 in damages to a northeast Arkansas home wasn’t caused by an electrical problem or burning food or arson, an insurance investigator concluded. Continue Reading

Back to school

August 25, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

Students at District 518′s Prairie Elementary in Worthington are escorted by school staff Wednesday afternoon to their buses on the first day of school in the district for K-4 pupils.
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SW Minn. schools start early, face heat challenge

August 25, 2010 in West Central Tribune

SLEEPY EYE, Minn. (AP) The school year has begun for 16,000 students in southwestern Minnesota, who are part of a three-year experiment to see if starting class before Labor Day can improve test scores. Continue Reading

Wadena students to return Sept. 7

August 25, 2010 in West Central Tribune

WADENA, Minn. – Wadena area students have a badly damaged high school building after a tornado tore through the town this June. Continue Reading