Minnesota

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, prescription drugs took its place, [...]

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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 burning desire, a dream in the back of my mind — [...]

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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 school and is a great way to [...]

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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 the hands-on learning potential,” he said. [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   The city of Royalton is preparing to extend existing sidewalk on Driftwood Street. What has not yet been decided is which side of the street will be used for the sidewalk. The current sidewalk runs along the west side of Driftwood along the school and beside the new parking lot. [...]

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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 potentially cover five years. The Royalton School District, which does not [...]

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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 what we need,’” he said. “Ramp-Up to Readiness is one [...]

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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, Upsala Farm Store, at Upsala City [...]

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