Kringen's Korner

We are in a blizzard warning as this column is being written; we will know if the weatherman was correct by the time it is printed.  In any event, 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...
The 2016 General Election is over and regardless of whether a person is satisfied with the results or not, the fact remains that as a state and a nation, we have made our decisions and the winners of these elections must now work together to deal with the issues that we face on a local, state and...
This week’s column will digress from the usual topics, as we get ready to celebrate Veterans Day in the LPGE School District.  There will be two events as follows: Secondary School – 9:30 a.m. start time in the Auditorium with Minnesota Army National Guard Master Sergeant Blaine Butler as the...
This week’s column will be a slight departure from educational issues and will go to print about one week prior to the general election on Nov. 8th. The commercials and flyers will finally stop for a short time with the upcoming election on Nov. 8th and while the process is often irritating, the...
This week’s column will address the decision by your local school board to agree to the dissolution of the cooperative track program with Browerville. The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School Board was taken by complete surprise by the decision by the Browerville School Board to request the dissolution...
This writer has no desire to engage in a public debate about politics and this week’s column should not be construed in any way to be an endorsement of any political candidate nor does it reflect an official position of the school district; all views are the opinion of the author alone.  However,...
One of the great things about Twitter is that it is not unusual that people tweet about interesting items.  One person that I follow tweeted out an article from Forbes magazine that I will summarize in this week’s column.  By the way, you can follow me on Twitter at @lpgesuper! The author of the...
The General Election is about one month away and although we have all been inundated with political commercials for state and national offices, there are many local offices (state legislature) up for election that are very important to us all.  Although the last thing this writer wants to see is...
The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School Board set the preliminary tax levy for 2017 at their regular September meeting.  While this is the preliminary levy and changes are possible, the Board may not increase the levy only lower the levy; this is the topic of this week’s column. The great news for...
This week’s column will update readers on the progress of the Deferred Maintenance Project.  Be sure to check out next week’s column, as there will be some exciting news for taxpayers of your local school district! A substantial amount of work has been completed as we enter Phase 3 of this project...

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