Education

By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Dean Dahmen and Gwen Gruber, teachers at Pierz Healy High, liked the idea of a student-facilitated candidate forum. Pierz City Administrator Scott Saehr approached them with the idea to host a student-facilitated forum for City Council candidates. Dahmen and Gruber each teach two sophomore civics classes. “The whole class got involved […]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer TSP Architects, in business since 1930, was chosen from 12 architectural firms to create a facilities analysis of Little Falls district buildings and sites. This would include everything up to a referendum and the construction. With the newest building within the district 42 years old, and many of the buildings’ windows, […]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com With a second breakfast being served at both the Little Falls Community High School (LFCHS) and the Little Falls Community Middle School (LFCMS), the principals of each school have noticed it has impacted second hour. “Last year, we served an average of 182 breakfasts per day and this year it’s […]

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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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