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Minnesota students again score top marks on ACTs

August 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — High school students’ ACT scores are flat this year, but Minnesota continues to lead the nation for states in which the majority of students take the college readiness exam.

Minnesota’s average ACT composite score dipped one-tenth…continue reading on

REVIEW: Kids and dogs and musicals — oh, my!

May 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

There is an old theater chestnut: “Never work with kids and dogs.” Mitchell Area Community Theatre’s newest production of “The Wizard of Oz” throws that notion right out window and uses both remarkably well.

Generations of American moviegoers — a…continue reading on

Column: Democrats’ revolting equal-pay games

April 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Here’s a radical notion: It is simultaneously possible to believe that women are entitled to equal pay and to not support the Paycheck Fairness Act.
Not that you’d know it from the rhetoric President Obama and fellow Democrats are…continue reading on

REVIEW: ‘No Sex Please, We’re British’ offers two hours of silly delight

October 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Julie Brookbank

ACT Reviewer

The title of the latest partnership venture between Dakota Wesleyan University and Area Community Theatre may prompt some to think that those “theater folk” have finally gone too far. In fact, “No Sex Pleas…continue reading on

Jefferson High School to hold world premiere one-act play festival

August 20, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

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ND ACT scores below average

August 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Students who graduated from high school in North Dakota may not be adequately prepared for college, according to a report released today from the American College Testing company. Continue Reading

Error led to ACT do-over for Langdon school

May 30, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS The Langdon school district is paying for junior high school students to retake tests after their ACT scores were recently found to be invalid, according to school officials. Continue Reading

Mixed reaction to American coal act

September 21, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

(AP) The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity praised the passage of the “Stop the War on Coal Act of 2012,” which was voted on by the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday. Others were not ready to praise the act. Continue Reading

SD average ACT score remains unchanged

August 22, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) South Dakota students’ average score on the ACT college-entrance test remained unchanged this year, but still above the national average.
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Minnesota grads outperform North Dakota, nation on ACT

August 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

At least 60 percent of U.S. high school graduates are at risk for not succeeding in college or the work world, according to a report released today by the national student testing service ACT. Continue Reading

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