Education

By Kerry Drager, Correspondent The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has approved the Swanville School District’s Statutory Operating Debt (SOD) plan. The school will now work carefully to cut spending from its operating budget. The School Board approved an option that will save the school $239,396 during the 2014/2015 school year. To make the budget cuts [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Leaders in local education feel their districts have already implemented much of what is included in the Safe Supportive Schools Act, signed into law Wednesday by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton. The legislation, called the Safe and Supportive Schools Act, authored by Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis and Rep. Jim Davnie, DFL-Minneapolis, is [...]

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Mathew Massmann, son of Jeff and Connie Massmann of Little Falls, was chosen as February Boy of the Month at Little Falls Community High School (LFCHS) by the Little Falls Exchange Club. Massmann holds a 3.19 grade point average and is very involved in athletics, competing on six conference championship teams and as an individual [...]

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Upsala High School staff has chosen Aaron Ripplinger as the February Senior High Student of the Month. He is the middle son of Matthew and Rhonda Ripplinger. Ripplinger has been on the A Honor roll throughout high school. He is taking several college classes this year, making the President’s List at Central Lakes College fall [...]

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Vanessa Meschke has been chosen as the March Girl of the Month at Little Falls Community High School (LFCHS). The daughter of Sharon and Ross Meschke has future plans for herself that flow from her high school interests. Next year will see her at the University of Wisconsin – Madison setting her sights on a [...]

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Maddison Carl, daughter of Mike and Dawn Lattimer of Randall, has been named Royalton High School’s March Artist of the Month. When she first was in art class as a seventh grader, she never thought that she had enough talent to create anything that would be considered the “Best” by anyone. “I have been in [...]

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Rhiana Mayer has been named the Upsala Junior High Student of the Month for February. The eighth-grader is the daughter of Christina Nienaber. Meyer participates in volleyball and has excelled in academics. She has been student of the month in the past and consistently sits on the B honor roll. Visual art teacher, Kara Poissant [...]

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The Little Falls Community Middle School (LFCMS) selects seven students each month based on their great behavior and work ethics in the classroom. February Students of the Month include (from left): Jenna Mrosla, Ethan Stanford, Madison Carper, Kaitlyn Cox and Isaac Olson. Not picturd: Rachel Loukinen and Madison Marquette.   

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