Tag: School

Halstad City Council Finding Uses for Former School Property

Halstad, MN — Lots of news surrounding the former Norman County West High School during the most recent Halstad City Council meeting on Monday night. The council approved a contract with the Sheet Metal Workers Union for use of the former shop and ag classroom. At $10,000 a year for rent, Halstad Mayor Darin Johnson…
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July 15, 2021 0

Halstad City Council News & Notes

Halstad, MN — The City of Halstad is continuing to explore the possibility of utilizing a rural water carrier instead of owning and maintain their own water system. Rural Water is a system that pipes water into communities, instead of pumping, storing, and maintaining their own water system. Halstad Mayor Darin Johnson says the cost…
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May 21, 2021 0

Several Retirements Coming to Fosston School this Year

Fosston, MN — The Fosston School District will have a number of long-time staff members leaving the district at the end of the year. During their March school board meeting, the school board regretfully approved a handful of retirements. Fosston Superintendent Sue Chase says those staff members will be hard to replace and will certainly…
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April 5, 2021 0

Concerns Raised Over Recent Crosslake Community School Departures

Executive Director, Cliff Skagen, and Director of Online Learning, Stacy Bender recently departed from Crosslake Community School, raising questions and concerns from both former employees, school staff, and the general public. On Friday, March 12th, Skagen resigned from his position while Bender was terminated. Their respective departures stemmed from a conflict of interest that violated…
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April 3, 2021 0

Hillsboro Juniors Take ACT’s Online

Hillsboro, ND — For High School Juniors, perhaps the three most dreaded letters of the year are A, C, and T. The ACTs are a standardized test used for college admissions in the United States that covers four academic skill areas, including English, math, reading, and science. Hillsboro Juniors took the test earlier this week,…
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March 31, 2021 0

Demolition Begins on Former Gary School

Gary, MN — Down it goes! Demolition of the former Norman County East Elementary began this week and is expected to be completed sometime within the next two weeks. Gary Mayor Buck Engen says demolition began on the newest addition on Monday and they will work their way to the oldest wing as they work…
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March 16, 2021 0

Areas Schools Trying to Plan for Prom with Little Guidance

Ada, MN — Prom season is just around the corner, and many area schools and parent-led committees are doing their best to plan for the magic night. However, they have been doing so without any real guidance from the state. Will post-prom activities be allowed? Will students be allowed to dance without masks? There‚Äôs a…
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March 12, 2021 0

Gary City Approves Bid to Demolish Former NCE Elementary

Gary — The former Norman County East School is soon to be coming down, or most of it anyways. The Gary City Council approved a bid for the demolition of the building at their most recent council meeting last week. The demolition is slated to begin in early March, but not all is coming down.…
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February 15, 2021 0

Borderland Update with Representative Rob Ecklund

By Kris Norton, Kris@ksdmradio.com (2/12/2021) International Falls – Minnesota 3A Representative Rob Ecklund joined The Morning Show to recap the previous week from the Capitol. Rep. Ecklund mentioned a bill he is currently working on called “Timber Turnback”. Ecklund noted that an emphasis has recently been placed on getting children of all ages back into…
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February 12, 2021 0

Brainerd Public Schools update on in-person learning

Superintendent of Brainerd Public Schools, Laine Larson issued a letter Friday to update the district’s families on the plan to return to in-person learning. The letter contains the most current COVID-19 information in Crow Wing County, and mentions that the district continues to follow the guidance in the state’s safe learning plan. The letter states…
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January 10, 2021 0