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Letter to the Editor:   Recently my sister Sharon Peyer Verlo, causin Renee Sweeney Hanson and I returned from a family history trip, our personal treasure hunt. We began in Staples, Bertha and Long Prairie and worked our way to Pine Island, MN. We discovered our grandfather F.A. Zappe was one of...
Letter to the Editor:    I have been following the meetings and am not happy how things are going.  Again, we have lost transparency, the public not informed, and public opinion does not seem to matter!  I understand that Commissioner Kircher “says” he wants constituents to express their opinions (...
The dog days of August mean that school is just around the corner!  The next few weeks, this column will have information that readers may find of interest as we move ever closer to the day that parents fear will never come and students dread but secretly really enjoy:  the first day of school on...
We are about a month away from the start of the 2015-16 school year and another update on the construction project is in order.  The project as described in last week’s paper is moving along nicely and we believe that we are in good shape to finish up phase one of this project on time and on budget...
The first week of August is here and the start of the 2015-16 school year is just a month away, however, many activities and other events will take place before the start of school; this week’s column will remind readers of some important dates. Aug. 10th – Fall practices start for football,...
10. If you need help thinking positive or thinking “outside the box”, come see the bathroom Dr. Christie built in his house 10 years before the city put in a sewer system! 9. The carriage house is a treasure all by itself! The horses and milk-cow lived in the basement, and Dr. Christie could notify...
Your local school district in an effort to be in compliance with state law and food safety standards has adopted a new policy on the use of school facilities; the policy is the topic of this week’s column. The new policy is entitled “Policy on Use of Food Service Facilities and Food Service by...
Your local school district as part of our compliance with the state legislation called the World’s Best Workforce conducted a telephone survey of all parents in the district and one hundred seventy-nine (179) of seven hundred ten (710) responded for a response rate of approximately 25%; the...
Assistant Majority Leader Rep. Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls, will continue his work on efforts to reform and improve Minnesota’s child protection laws as one eight members of the newly-created Legislative Task Force on Child Protection. The task force was created as a part of the Health and Human...
Regular readers of this column and anyone who passes by the elementary school know that your local school district is in the middle of a major maintenance project this summer. This week’s column will update readers on the deferred maintenance project. Work continues at a quick pace as all of the...

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