Education

By jennie Zeitler, Correspondent The autumn season finds area elementary school classes visiting pumpkin patches and farms, including the Triple-S Pumpkin Patch near Royalton. Pumpkins are not the only attraction at the farm. “Kids can play for hours in the hay barn,” said owner Dave Stish, who operates the farm with his wife, Polly. “It’s a [...]

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Pioneer Service Learning Day in its fifth year By Terry Lehrke, News Editor They don’t do windows, but they will walk the streets of Pierz carrying rakes, ready to rake, bag leaves and do other fall yard work, for those who need help. About 200 seventh- and eighth-grade students from Pierz Healy High School, along with [...]

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By Liz Verley, Staff Writer The Swanville School Board is asking district voters to support a referendum for an additional $361.57 per pupil unit or $123,000 additional operating money for the next 10 years. The $361.57 amount is in addition to the present $398 levy. An operating referendum is an election ballot question that allows school [...]

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At about 10:30 a.m. today (Thursday), while a gym door was being checked for repairs, a sprinkler head at Lindbergh Elementary School in Little Falls was broken. That set off the alarm system at the school and the Little Falls Fire Department responded. The building was evacuated for about 10 minutes while fire fighters checked [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The Little Falls Schools recently went live with a new website featuring the World’s Best Workforce plan, mandated by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). Using MDE guidelines, schools across the state were required to craft a strategic plan. While its format was left up to individual schools, Little Falls chose [...]

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Matthew Laliberte, the son of Larry Laliberte, has been chosen as the Senior High Student of the Month for September at Swanville High School. “I have enjoyed having Matthew Laliberte as a student for the past three years. He is always pleasant and will stop to say something nice to me in the hallway,” said [...]

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Swanville High School has announced that eighth grade student Grace Schultz is the grade 7 – 9 Student of the Month for September. She is the daughter of Charlie and Jill Schultz. Schultz stays active in school by participating in a range of activities. She has participated in volleyball, basketball and softball since seventh grade. [...]

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By Lorae Vardas, Correspondent The stage is set for a $4.75 million bond referendum in the Pierz School District. With the money, school officials propose to make $5.3 million in school facility improvements without raising property taxes. To do it, the Board is asking voters to renew a voter approved local levy option that expires in [...]

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