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School board adjourns before voting on any mask policy for this school year

The Bemidji School Board adjourned their meeting before voting on any masking policy for this school year. Several members of the public spoke against any mask requirements, claiming that mask use and lockdowns were detrimental to students’ well-being. Business Director Jordan Hickman said new quarantine guidelines from MDH say that if an infected student and…

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State health officials issue COVID guidelines for back-to-school this fall

Featured photo of Jan Malcolm, MDH Commissioner. State health officials are recommending all students, teachers and staff wear masks while indoors at school this fall. The CDC guidelines say all people 12 and older should get vaccinated for COVID-19, masks should be worn inside school buildings regardless of vaccination status, and those who are not…

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AUDIO: Superintendent Tim Lutz on the E-12 budget passed at the Capitol

The Minnesota Legislature passed what it has called the biggest increase to e-12 education in the last 15 years, and Superintendent Tim Lutz says while the district is thankful for the increases, in the big picture, the district is still heading into financial trouble. The 2 percent per-pupil funding formula was increased, and Lutz said…

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