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The future success and long-term sustainability of rural Minnesota communities, especially in Todd and Morrison Counties, lies with our children our ability to give them a quality education that puts them on the path for future success. It’s also important, however, to ensure that our rural...
A light-hearted column this week that will highlight some fun facts from the first week of school. 1.  890 students walked through the doors of your school this week and almost all of them appeared happy to be back in school.  This is an increase of five (5) students over last year and twenty (20)...
This week’s column is based on an article from the North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education and contains useful information for parents as students return to school this week. The first day of school is Sept. 8th and it is not unusual for children to feel somewhat anxious about returning to...
This has been an incredibly busy three months with the improvements that have been made in your schools this summer. While everything may not be 100% complete, we will be ready for school on Sept. 8th!  Every new school year provides students the opportunity to challenge themselves in the classroom...
Last week’s column highlighted new teachers to our school district; this week’s column will talk about other new employees and those who have moved to new positions. New Paraprofessionals 1.  Dustin Blees (replaces J. Lemke) 2.  Jasmine Ecker (replaces L. Hammond) 3.  Kim Crosby (replaces J. LaVoie...
Letter to the Editor:   Dear Todd County Residents, I am contacting you on behalf of Todd County and South Country Health Alliance. On July 28th, Governor Dayton and Commissioner Jesson announced the outcomes of the statewide procurement for managed care.   SCHA is being given the opportunity to...
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...

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