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Moose Lake fills school board vacancy

Ben Anderson was selected from among five candidates interviewed by the Moose Lake School Board on Wednesday, August 8 to fill the open seat on the board. The seat became vacant after the resignation...

 

Vacancy on Moose Lake School Board

The Moose Lake School Board accepted the resignation of Board Member Jamie Jungers at the monthly meeting of the board on Monday, July 22. Jungers’ resignation is effective August 8, it was said....

 

Barnum School District needs five reading, math tutors for 2019-20 school year

The Barnum School District needs four literacy tutors and one math tutor for the 2019-2020 school year according to Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps. Minnesota is reported to have one of the largest achievement gaps in the nation,...

 

Superintendent McNulty ready for Barnum Schools

The new superintendent for the Barnum School District, Mike McNulty, is no stranger to the northwoods. "I grew up in Hoyt Lakes and lived there until I left for college," he said in a recent...

 

Meal improvements for Willow River School

Changes are coming for meals at Willow River School for the 2019-20 year as approved at the regular meeting of the school board on July 16. Superintendent Bill Peel said one of the things most asked...

 

Barnum Schools prepare for upcoming year

The new superintendent, Mike McNulty, attended his first meeting of the Barnum School Board on Tuesday, July 16. The board reorganized and set the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m....

 

Facilities committee talks funding priorities

The Moose Lake School Facilities Committee reviewed the list of needs once again at a meeting on Thursday, June 27. The committee had prioritized the list at an earlier meeting. The top priorities...

 

Deficit budget for Moose Lake 2019-20 school year

The Moose Lake School District will be operating on a deficit budget for the next school year, it was announced at the monthly meeting of the school board on Monday, June 17. “I knew that we would...

 

Willow River school prepares for 2019-20 year

At the regular meeting of the Willow River School Board on June 18, the board approved the budget for the 2019-20 school year. The budget incorporates $2,000 for the playground for additional items no...

 

Principal Kazmierczak hired as basketball coach

Brian Kazmierczak was hired as the girls’ basketball head coach at the meeting of the Barnum School Board on Tuesday, June 18. The board discussed the method of evaluating the coaches. “It is...

 

MLWR discusses having only one athletic director

There was discussion about having one athletic director instead of two at the meeting of the Moose Lake-Willow River Athletic Liaison on Wednesday, June 19. Moose Lake Athletic Director Tony Andres...

 

Barnum's Commencement

Press Release Barnum High School Commencement exercises were held on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Gymnasium. The high school band, under the direction of Jeff Gilbertson, played the processional and recessional for the 2019...

 

Moose Lake School Board committee reviews projects

The list of needed projects was discussed at the Moose Lake Facilities Committee meeting on Wednesday, June 5. The list includes: softball field, lawn mowing equipment, a new handicap accessible...

 

Barnum School Board talks RJM Park fixes

Improvements at the RJM Park, owned in partnership between the school and City, was the main topic of discussion at the working meeting of the Barnum School Board on Tuesday, June 4. The concrete...

 

Barnum Dollars for Scholars Recipients

On May 14, Barnum students were awarded scholarships at Dollars for Scholars. The recipients were: Henry Collier, Max Salzer, Jacob Truman, Jessica Schatz, Alan Sebring, Meghan Liimatainen, Aaron Rimolde, Brandon Calverly, Shelby Bonneville, Britney...

 

Numerous projects approved for Willow River School

The Willow River School Board approved 13 projects to be completed using the long term facility maintenance (LTFM) bond money at their regular meeting on May 21. The LTFM bond fund expires in Septembe...

 

Moose Lake School Board discusses bond vote

At the monthly meeting on May 20, the members of the Moose Lake School Board discussed the comments that they heard in the community before the vote on the bond referendum to Complete the Campus. “A...

 

Barnum School Board accepts resignations

The Barnum School Board acted on a light agenda at the monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 21. The board accepted the resignations of Dustin Collelo, the girls varsity basketball coach, and Jodi Collelo,...

 

Moose Lake School receives grant for youth-driven project

The youth board members of the Northland Foundation’s KIDS PLUS Youth In Philanthropy Program awarded nine grants totaling $7,952 during its spring 2019 round of grantmaking to support youth-driven projects across the region. The 2018-2019 board...

 

Dollars for Scholars Recipients

Moose Lake High School On Tuesday, May 21, Moose Lake Dollars for Scholars awarded their 2019 education scholarships to Moose Lake High School seniors who are planning to continue with their education beyond high school and who met scholarship...

 

Top 20 Training and Restorative Practice at Willow River Area School

Next fall Willow River Area School will be entering its third year of implementing Top 20 Training; a Social-Emotional Learning program developed to improve the way we think, learn, and communicate. The first year we focused on training school...

 

Moose Lake school bond fails to pass

After the voting poll closed at 8 pm Tuesday, May 14, and the ballots were tallied, the final count was 610 voted no and 382 said yes to Question 1 of the Moose Lake school bond referendum. Three ball...

 

Barnum coaching debate at meeting

A group of concerned parents, family members and a coach attended the Barnum School Board working meeting on Tuesday, May 7, to talk to the board about the procedure that is to be followed if there...

 

Barnum's Superintendent retiring

Barnum Superintendent Dave Bottem will be retiring at the end of June after a 36-year career in Barnum and six years of being the elementary principal in Hinckley. "I won't have to get up at 4 a.m....

 

Barnum hires new Superintendent

The Barnum School Board voted to hire Mike McNulty as the new superintendent of the Barnum School District. McNulty, although having the same name as the Moose Lake Police Officer, is from the Le...

 

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