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GMR voters support school, pass both levy questions

  In four straight elections dating back to 2015, Greenbush-Middle River School voters denied the district of increased tax-generated funding. This included last year’s operating levy failing with 864 (55.67%) “no” votes to 688 (44.53%) “yes” votes. Facing two ballot funding questions on November 2, the voters responded and supported the GMR students and staff…

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Tri-County Drama bringing “Next Victim, Please” to life

  Found any interesting murder mysteries on Netflix? Either way, one could come on out to the Tri-County stage to enjoy a comedic murder mystery put on by Tri-County students later this month. Under the leadership of Director Laurie Lofstrom and Assistant Director Camille Wollin, the Tri-County Drama department is putting on the show “Next…

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On the brink, Gator Volleyball captures first ever section title

  Still looking for that elusive first section championship, the Gator Volleyball team fell into a 1-2 set deficit and a 22-24 deficit in the fourth set of its Section 8A Championship match versus the Kittson County Central Bearcats— one point away from falling short of that section title again. After a Gator lift violation…

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CWD suspected in a wild deer harvested along northwestern Minnesota’s border: Area deer hunters asked to submit samples for testing at stations in Climax, Neilsville

  The first suspected case of chronic wasting disease in a wild deer along Minnesota’s border with North Dakota has prompted the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to implement voluntary CWD sampling for all deer harvested in this area during the 2021 firearms season. Hunters who harvest deer in permit areas 261 and 262, which…

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GMR School highlights levy election topics

  At the City of Greenbush’s October 18 meeting, Greenbush-Middle River School Superintendent Larry Guggisberg informed the council on the special election coming up, one involving two levy questions. He also highlighted the school’s outreach efforts prior to the vote. At the school board meeting later that evening, he then highlighted this same information. As…

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Tri-County hires Ron Ruud for superintendent position

  “I can’t leave the district the way it is. I put too much time into it,” Ron Ruud said while answering questions from the Tri-County School Board at its October 20 meeting. Not long after this comment, the Tri-County School approved Ruud— the long-time former Tri-County Superintendent— as the district’s acting/interim superintendent for the…

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Gretchen Lee named Minnesota FCS Teacher of the Year

  Badger senior Hailey VonEnde has gotten to know Gretchen Lee as her FCS (Family and Consumer Science) Teacher and as an FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) advisor at Badger School. During that time, she has gotten to know what she considers an “amazing” person. “She’s just a spark. She really does…

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Masquerade Pow Wow held at CMS

  The Unified American Indian Parent Advisory Council hosted a Masquerade Pow Wow at Central Middle School on Wednesday, October 27th from 5:30-7:30. The celebration was a fun educational event focused on American Indian Education. The event which was MC’d by Ricky White of the Whitefish Bay First Nation, and who was recently named as…

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Consistency, hard work push Horien to career milestone

  Ryan Bergeron ryanb@wiktel.com Freeze Volleyball senior Rhiannon Horien heard from her Coach Melissa Thompson that she became the first Freeze player to reach the 1,000-assist milestone while they both were speaking during a Zoom interview nearly a week after she had reached the milestone. Her thoughts on hearing this? “I didn’t know that. I…

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