K-12 Schools

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Voters say “no” to operating referendum, Bemidji School Board gains one new member

In the Bemidji School District, the top three finishers are incumbent Jeff Haack, gaining 9,758 votes, incumbent Ann Long Voelkner, gaining 9,449 votes, and Gabriel Warren, earning 8,212 votes. Voters did not approve of the School District’s operating referendum, with 11,725 voting against, about 60 percent, and 7,851, about 40 percent, voted in favor. Superintendent…

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Federal officials visit White Earth school

Although the Circle of Life Academy is currently closed to students for in-school learning due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the school opened its doors for Katharine MacGregor, U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Department of Interior (DOI) last Thursday. COLA is a Bureau of Indian Education grant school, and offers a comprehensive K-12 culturally-based education programs…

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MnDOT announces Safe Routes to Schools grants

Minnesota schools and communities wanting to develop safer places for students to walk and bicycle can apply for three different grant opportunities this fall through the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School program. SRTS “Boost” grants support existing SRTS work, like adding bicycles to schools to improve physical education curriculum or addressing a…

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Situation Update for Thursday, Sept. 10

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 389 new cases of COVID-19 today, and 15 new COVID-related deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 82,249 cases and 1,884 deaths. Of those deaths, 1,375 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of those cases, 8,948 were health care workers. Completed test numbers have been down the…

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Marketplace Foods raises money for United Way

Marketplace Foods recently raised over $4,000 for the United Way of Bemidji Area’s Backpack Buddies program. Backpack Buddies ensures Bemidji Area school children have access to nutritious, non-perishable food over the weekends and school vacations. Last year, the program served over 450 children, and since the COVID-19 crisis, the program has served over 1,200 children…

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