Minnesota
by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   The Upsala School Board approved its 2013 — payable in 2014 — preliminary levy Wednesday. “The good news is, the levy is going down,” said Supt. Gery Arndt. The preliminary levy was approved at $856,300.58. That is a proposed reduction of .92 percent, o...Read More
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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   Drug activity has been picking up in Morrison County, Sheriff Michel Wetzel told the County Board. “Over the last year we’ve seen an increase,” he said at the Board meeting, Sept. 10. “For a long time, there has not been as much methamphetamine. First, ...Read More
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Adelle Chisholm’s passion for baby items produces new business  by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   Long before she had children, Adelle Chisholm had a passion for baby things. She helped friends decorate their nurseries and spent hours researching baby products. “It had always been a burni...Read More
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Bright colors and artwork make strong first impression on new teachers  by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   Each new teacher at Royalton Elementary immediately noticed the displays of artwork all around the school building as they entered for the first time. “I think it brings culture to the s...Read More
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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   Royalton Middle/High School welcomed new staff members to the school as the new academic year began, Sept. 3. Science teacher Patrick Ross grew up in Coon Rapids and has taught in McGregor, Eagle Bend and Minnetonka. “I’m excited about the school forest and...Read More
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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer During the most recent legislative session, the state of Minnesota gave local school boards the authority to convert up to $300 per adjusted pupil unit from a voter-approved referendum authority to a Board-approved referendum authority. The tax increase could potentia...Read More
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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   After attending a Ramp-Up to Readiness™ workshop in Minneapolis early this month, Royalton Middle/High School Principal Joel Swenson is convinced of the need for the program in Royalton. “Very few workshops have ever left me thinking, ‘This is exactly wha...Read More
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Second year for Medallion Hunt — $100 Upsala Bucks for the finder  by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Upsala will be celebrating 130 years of Swedes during this year’s Heritage Days celebration, Aug. 9-11. The celebration kicks off with a Medallion Hunt Monday. Clues will be posted at Stearns Bank...Read More
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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   A comprehensive five-year technology plan was approved by the Royalton School Board in June. It sets in motion a process to provide iPads to every student in the district by the end of the five years. A committee comprised of Supt. Dr. Jon Ellerbusch, Elementar...Read More
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Staff Writer [email protected]   After keeping careful track of road-care expenses for two years, the city of Upsala and Elmdale Township have agreed to bill each other for services rendered. While every detail of a road-care agreement has yet to be ironed out, both entities agreed at...Read More
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