Education

By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Erin Daninger has been hired as the new ag teacher at Little Falls Community High School (LFCHS) and she couldn’t be more excited. “I grew up on a dairy farm in Forest Lake and was one of two farm kids in my 2010 high school graduation class,” said the very enthusiastic [...]

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Little Falls School Board business Monday night included: •Approving the World’s Best Workforce annual report as presented by Director of 21st Century Teaching and Learning Chris Grams; •Setting the 2015 levy at $3.408 million, a 4.1 percent increase from 2014. This is the maximum amount allowed by the state. The school district has the option [...]

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Beginning a week of events for the 2014 homecoming with the theme “Royal Flush,” Swanville chose its homecoming royalty. Pictured are front row (from left): queen candidates Danica Hanson, Ashlie Kaun and Stephanie Koetter. Back row: king candidates  Jordan Sales, Tyler Evans and Austin Johnson. Swanville will kick off homecoming week with coronation in the high school [...]

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Upsala High School’s homecoming week will begin with coronation Sunday, Sept. 21 at 3 p.m. in the school auditorium. Royalty for this year include seventh grade – Laura Lange and Michael Lange; eighth grade – Jenna Ripplinger and Mathew Tholl; ninth grade – Cheslee McDermond and Dalton Louden, 10th grade – Katlin Welinski and Michael [...]

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By Kerry Drager, Correspondent The Swanville High School has made some adjustments to their schedule due to the lack of a shop teacher. The district has been trying to obtain an individual who has the right credentials for the position, but has not been successful at securing someone for the job. There have been a few [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent Royalton fifth-grade teacher Rusty Gwost has always loved to write. Toward the end of his college years nearly two decades ago, he took a proficiency test that showed his aptitude for writing. “But I never thought I was good enough to do it; I never took the time to do it,” Gwost [...]

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By Kerry Drager, Correspondent The Royalton School Board met with Architect Paul Youngquist and the construction management team with Winkelman Building Corporation Aug. 21 to discuss building plans and finances. The district plans to go ahead with its first option, which will cost an estimated $26.981 million. The Board discussed where cuts could be made to [...]

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Some scores up, many down from last year By Tina Snell, Staff Writer                                              The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA III) scores were released Tuesday for all districts and all schools across the state. These tests [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Little Falls Supt. Stephen Jones has scheduled several facilities meetings at the five schools in the district. He is asking residents to voice their opinions on what each building needs. The newest building in the district (the high school) is 42 years old, built in 1972. The first two meetings were [...]

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