Category: —School News – KKIN/KFGI/KLKS/WWWI

Funding available for Farm to School Grants from MN Dept. of Agriculture

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (10/26/20) (Minnesota) — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is looking for two new proposals for Agricultural Growth, Research, and Innovation (AGRI) grants that aim to increase local purchasing in Farm to School Programs. Minnesota School Districts could receive a total $374,000 for purchasing Minnesota-grown and raised foods used in school meal…
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October 25, 2020 0

CLC Cultural Thursday’s with Helene Danielson November 5th

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (10/26/20)  (Brainerd, MN) — Central Lakes College and their Cultural Thursdays Program will be holding a free webinar with Forestview Middle School English Language Arts Instructor Helene Danielson on Thursday, November 5th entitled “Tanzania: Teaching and Growing”. Helene Danielson spent a month in Tanzania in 2019 teaching English to under-resourced children…
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October 25, 2020 0

Staples-Motley School Update with Superintendent Shane Tappe

Staples-Motley held a school board meeting on Monday, October 19, so we spoke with superintendent Shane Tappe to get the latest from him. Tappe said the main focus of the meeting was the topic of the school’s partnership with ICS to formulate a long-term facilities plan. Regarding the current stage of the plan, Tappe said…
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October 22, 2020 0

McGregor School Board accept Nexus contract, looking at new website at regular meeting

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (10/22/20) (McGregor, MN) — The McGregor School Board met Monday night to confirm dates of Conferences, establish polling places, and personnel items. The Board approved the 2nd Reading of Policy 704, Development & Maintenance of An Inventory of Fixed Assets & A Fixed Asset Accounting System, and donations totaling $2,508.82 to…
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October 22, 2020 0

Aitkin School Board discusses Levy, Learning Models at Monday meeting

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (10/21/20)(Aitkin, MN) — The Aitkin Public School Board gathered for their monthly meeting Monday night from the Aitkin High School Media Center to review school policies and hear comments on the proposed Capital Projects Levy. The Board approved policies including Complaints, the Pledge of Allegiance, Use of Pease Officers, Wellness, and…
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October 21, 2020 0

Isle Public School News update with Superintendent Dean Kapsner

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarmqail.com (10/21/20) (Isle, MN) — Isle Public Schools Superintendent Dean Kapsner was kind enough to chat with us for an update on the latest events with the Isle School District. Superintendent Kapsner noted the District’s excitement of having spectators at sporting events. Even with a limited number of spectators allowed to attend…
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October 21, 2020 0

McGregor School News update with Superintendent Brad Johnson

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (10/20/20) (McGregor, MN) — McGregor Public Schools Superintendent Brad Johnson spoke to us about the latest going on with the School District including the current COVID-19 Learning Model, the return of Fall Sports, and much more. McGregor Elementary also had to cancel the Halloween Costume Parade for 2020. Superintendent Johnson also…
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October 20, 2020 0

MnDOT offering “Safe Routes to School” grant opportunities

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (10/15/20) (Minnesota) — The Minnesota Department of Transportation is now offering schools and communities the opportunity to develop safer places for students to walk and bicycle with three different grants from the Safe Routes to School program. Communities and schools can apply for planning assistance grants to help assess current conditions…
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October 16, 2020 0

Pine River-Backus Schools Superintendent Updates on Schools’ COVID-19 Situation

In the wake of classes being cancelled at Pine River-Backus schools on Wednesday, October 14, we spoke with superintendent Jon Clark to get an update on what’s going on. Clark first summarized the situation, saying that the school was notified Tuesday evening of a confirmed positive COVID-19 case was present. Due to the logistical issues…
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October 15, 2020 0

Positive COVID-19 Case To Close PR-B Schools Wednesday

By: Ben Aberg 3wiamstudio@gmail.com (10/14/20) Pine River, MN — In a release from the Pine River-Backus Schools Facebook page Tuesday evening: The Minnesota Department of Health in partnership with the Pine River-Backus Schools has identified a positive COVID-19 case at PRB. After completing contract tracing Pine River-Backus Schools will not be in session tomorrow Wednesday,…
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October 14, 2020 0