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The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School Board set the tax levy for 2018 at the conclusion of the Truth-In-Taxation Hearing that was held during the regular December School Board meeting; this is the topic of this week’s column. The 2017 Payable 2018 Levy Limitation totals $2,033,199.61 or an increase of...
This week’s column will be a deviation from the normal topics as we head into the traditional Christmas and New Year’s break and celebrations. First of all, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the people who have taken the time to visit, call or email with feedback on this column...
Last week’s edition of the paper reported that your local school district has had an influx of new students.  This week’s column will update readers on the change.  The October 1st data is used as the baseline as this is the reporting date used by the Minnesota Department of Education for multiple...
Readers are likely aware through various methods that your local school district has welcomed a number of new students in the past month.  The position of the of the district is that we must continue to provide a high quality education to all of our students as well as fulfill our ethical and legal...
State Representatives John Poston and Ron Kresha, along with Senator Paul Gazelka, voted last legislative session to give the gift of tax payer money to non-profit Health Maintenance Organizations licensed to sell medical insurance in Minnesota. Edward Ehlinger, Minnesota’s Commissioner of Health,...
This writer along with all other property owners in the communities we serve recently received the Proposed Taxes for 2018 notice from the County.  This is the topic of this week’s column. First some reminders on the school preliminary tax levy that was set in September.  Three critical pieces for...
Your local school board will have received the results of the annual school audit by the time this column is printed and this week’s column will provide additional information to readers. First and foremost, your school was given an “unmodified opinion” on the financial statements; an unmodified...
We have received our first snowfall of the year as this column is being written and the daily temperatures have certainly gotten colder.  Thus, it is time for my annual “winter weather” column that will review how we will communicate with families as well as proper winter weather attire for...
With apologies to James Popham, the title of this week’s column is the Truth About Testing and will discuss the results of standardized testing and what it really means.  The content of this column is the opinion of the writer and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the school...
Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing; just win baby; second place is the first loser.  We have all heard the phrases and we have probably said them.  But is the win at all costs mentality that exists at the college and professional levels appropriate for high school sports?  How do we...

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