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Heitkamp: A fresh start for North Dakota’s kids

August 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

As a parent of two children, I remember how exciting but also hectic the new school year can be — from buying school supplies to driving my daughter to swim practice to even making sure my kids remembered to zip up their backpacks before bounding o…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Heitkamp: A fresh start for North Dakota’s kids

August 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

As a parent of two children, I remember how exciting but also hectic the new school year can be — from buying school supplies to driving my daughter to swim practice to even making sure my kids remembered to zip up their backpacks before bounding o…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

PHOTO: Middle school pictures

August 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

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N.D. Land Board awards nearly $8M to oil-impacted schools

July 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – The state Land Board awarded nearly $8 million Thursday to K-12 schools affected by oil and gas development in western North Dakota, while also providing $2 million to reconstruct the Killdeer airport’s runway, hangar and taxiway.

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New MN budget helps rural schools

June 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — A revised two-year Minnesota state budget that starts Tuesday is good news, rural education advocates say.

Rich suburban school districts have done well at raising residents’ taxes to improve their budgets, and the state has done a …continue reading on dglobe.com

Chamberlain approves school upgrade

June 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

CHAMBERLAIN — Chamberlain School District is one step closer to an updated high school.

Chamberlain Superintendent Debbie Johnson said the Chamberlain School Board voted 5-2 to approve a plan for the project during its meeting Monday night in the…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

McCook Central voters approve new school

June 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

SALEM — Nearly three-fourths of eligible voters on Tuesday supported building a new, $7.1 million school in McCook Central School District.

Residents of the district decided on the measure during an election Tuesday, but complete results wer…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Hoven dealing with loss of school to fire

May 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

HOVEN (AP) — Residents of the small northern South Dakota town of Hoven are dealing with the shock of losing their school.

The building was destroyed in a Sunday fire, despite the efforts of firefighters from about 10 area towns. No one was hu…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Tea’s $9.9M school bond measure fails by 2 votes

May 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

TEA (AP) — Voters in the Tea School District appear to have narrowly rejected a school bond issue for the third time in less than a year.

Unofficial results show the $9.9 million measure to add 14 elementary school classrooms and build a 614-s…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

PHOTO: MCS volunteer award

May 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

Karen Prickett, activity supervisor for Firesteel Healthcare Center, said the MCS students and their teachers visit Firesteel every month to sing songs, help with coffee time and spend time with the residents. Prickett said the Volunteer of the Year …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com