St. Michael-Albertville seniors outperformed the Minnesota and nationwide class of 2014 on the ACT. STMA seniors posted an average score of 24.1 compared to the Minnesota average of 22.9 and nationwide average of 21. The Class of 2014 not only exceeded the Minnesota average but STMA seniors outperformed state seniors by the largest margin since [...]

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The St. Michael-Albertville School Board authorized adding a budgeted new kindergarten teacher as that grade’s enrollment now exceeds 400 students. Approval adds a 20th position to the kindergarten ranks for principal Ann-Marie Foucault and staff at Albertville Primary School, which entirely houses kindergarten. “We wanted to maintain class sizes right around 20 (students per teacher),” [...]

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Albertville city staff has identified service needs that, if funded, would exceed the city’s comfort range for a levy increase. At a recent budget workshop, finance director Tina Lannes said that to maintain the current services, the levy increase would be about 3.19 percent. She said staff identified several unfunded items for the council to [...]

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The Hanover City Council is comfortable with a 3 percent levy increase, the first in seven years, to help fund the city’s pavement management plan. The council also approved rejecting the single bid received for the Hennepin County Rd. 19 trail project, meaning the project is shelved until next spring.   LEVY At the council’s [...]

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Using an application and interview process, the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School Board selected Stan Vander Kooi to replace outgoing board member Dean Perry. Perry announced in June his decision to step-down from the board stating that he wasn’t able to dedicate as much time as he felt was needed to serve on the board. Vander Kooi has [...]

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By Jim Boyle Elk River Star News   Dist. 728 high school activities directors recommended a litany of changes and improvements to their athletics and activities programs at a recent work session of the Elk River Area School Board. Their report was the culmination of a 2014 activities study. The list, spread out on a [...]

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Corcoran council AUG. 28 — Corcoran City Council will meet Thursday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Rd. 116. Albertville City Council SEPT. 2 — Albertville City Council meets Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 5959 Main Ave. STMA board SEPT. 2 — St. Michael-Albertville School Board [...]

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