Education

The Chisago Lakes-North Branch FIRST Robotics Team 3038 participated in the Minnesota State High School League State Tournament May 18 at Williams Arena on the campus of the University of Minnesota. Thirty teams out of the 207 teams in Minnesota qualified for the state tournament.  The growth of robotics programs in the state has been [...]

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Andrew Heavirland, 16, recognized as first student in Rush City school history to earn seat on All State Orchestra When 16-year-old Andrew Heavirland sets his mind to something, particularly in music, he practices seemingly to no end. Such was the case in January when this high school sophomore began to rehearse for his biggest audition [...]

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The NBAPS School Board recognized North Branch Area High School speech team coach Mindy Lattimore and her team for their strong season at the Thursday regular school board meeting. Activities and Community Education Director Brett Carlson lauded Lattimore and her team before asking her to address the board to talk about the team’s season. Lattimore [...]

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When the NBAPS School Board addressed capital budget recommendations at its Thursday meeting, there was a back-and-forth discussion between School Board Member Randy Westby, Superintendent Deb Henton and the rest of the board. Westby was the lone member of the board to vote against the recommendations. Henton explained to Westby that what the board was [...]

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At a time when people are starving and food shelves are begging for food, public school food waste from some area districts is being fed to pigs. School districts are paying farmers to feed waste food to pigs or to compost it. Districts know that if heavier food is removed from the school waste food [...]

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At Detention Debut May 3, Marilyn Fagerness, from North Branch Area High School, was officially named Teacher of the Year 2014 by the North Branch Education Association. Fagerness is an active supporter of students and staff. She has been teaching at the high school full-time for 24 years. Fagerness has developed curriculum and taught classes [...]

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