Education

By Jim Wright, Correspondent They came, they saw, they pondered. And there is a lot to think about and discuss — a long list of needs for the buildings in the Little Falls School District. Overdue repairs, many causing safety concerns, security inadequacies, classroom overcrowding, inefficient classroom and activities spaces and improper class locations, were all […]

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Emma Thoms-Warzecha and Kirsten Trutwin, both eighth grade students at Little Falls Community Middle School, have taken the first step to becoming internationally recognized artists by placing in a local competition sponsored by the Little Falls Dandee Lions. Thoms-Warzecha’s poster placed first in the local competition, while Trutwin’s poster took second place. The girls’ posters […]

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Senior Macy Hennen, daughter of Scott and Sara Hennen, has been named Healy High School’s Artist of the Month for October. At school, she is involved with track.  Outside of school, Hennen spends time traveling, playing tennis and working. Hennen is pictured holding an Assemblage “junk” sculpture and an Agateware bowl that she created in her […]

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Royalton High School (RHS) has named Zach Carlson as its September Student of the Month. Carlson, the son of Dail and Shelly Carlson, is active in Student Council, Knowledge Bowl, National Honor Society (NHS), drama, track and field and cross country. “Zach has been a two-year captain in cross country and track and field. His […]

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Members of the USA Honor Squad, a military drill unit composed of third, fourth, fifth and sixth grade students in the Swanville and Upsala school districts have embarked on a series of community service projects to help improve the quality of life for people living in these communities as well as assisting military personnel deployed […]

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The faculty of Royalton High School (RHS) named Kayla McClintock, the daughter of Elizabeth Richter and Erick McClintock and stepdaughter of Shawn Richter and Angela McClintock, as its October Student of the Month. McClintock is active in Spanish Club, WE Day, National Honor Society (NHS), Student Council, Business Professionals of America (BPA) and Knowledge Bowl. […]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent After being a featured Project Lead the Way (PLTW) school at the state PLTW conference in St. Cloud in October, Middle School/High School Principal Joel Swenson and science teacher Marty Bratsch were invited to make a presentation to the school board, teachers, administrators and community members of Cass Lake. That presentation was […]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent Lars Lorenzen fell in love with the United States when he first visited with his family in 2012, spending three weeks on the West Coast. He couldn’t wait to come back. “I wanted to go to America so bad,” he said. “I love the people here and I wanted to be an […]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The Little Falls School Board voted to accept the first quarter budget report as presented by Business Manager Nancy Henderson. The general fund’s balance at the beginning of the fiscal year was $2.943 million. The district’s projected revenue and expenses for the year are $25.720 million each, leaving the fund balance […]

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