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The Aitkin School Board decided Sept. 8 to hire Widseth, Smith and Nolting to help the district with its communication needs for its upcoming capital projects levy (CPL). Read more

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With the state of Minnesota setting down guidelines last week for students to return to school in the fall, area districts are working to find out what best works for them in the world of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

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At its July 23 virtual town hall meeting, the McGregor School District, led by Superintendent Brad Johnson, said the new long-term facilities plan is characterized by pride in space and pride in performance. Read more

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The CLC Law Enforcement Program recognized 28 students who met the requirements to graduate from the eight-week Law Enforcement Skills Certificate Program. Trevon Pietz, Aitkin, was one of those students recognized. Due to COVID-19, the graduation event was held virtually on Thursday. Read more

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Out of 31 Aitkin County voting precincts that are in the McGregor school district (ISD4), only nine will vote in person on next month’s McGregor school referendum. On July 13, ballots will start to go out in the mail to voters in the remaining 22 precincts. Read more

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Speaking for the Aitkin School District’s 2020 Grad Blast committee, District Activities Director Bobbie Bourassa expressed the committee’s gratitude for the outpouring of community support for Class of  2020 graduates. Read more

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The McGregor School District bid farewell to three employees at the end of the school year – McGregor High School secretary Deb Swedberg, Superintendent Paul Grams and high school English teacher Sandy Henry. Read more

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The Aitkin School District bid fairwell to a pair of staff members at the end of this school year – Steve Jacobson and Karen Holm. Read more

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In a unanimous vote, with Board Member Liz Dean absent, the McGregor School Board voted May 18 to adopt a resolution approving a referendum on the issuance of general obligation bonds for school district infrastructure improvements. Read more

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After close to an hour and a half of discussion May 18, the Aitkin School Board voted 4-3 to hold graduation at the football field May 29 in cars. Read more

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Deerwood Technologies has announced the presentation of $500 scholarships to two area graduating seniors - Tucker Ringhand, Crosby-lronton High School and Alana Huppert, Aitkin High School. Both students plan to attend higher education institutions. Read more

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At the board’s May 5 meeting, consultant Rob Brown of Nexus made a presentation to the McGregor School Board about work done by the Community Task Force on facilities. Read more

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In a spring full of changes, it seems almost natural to start tallying the number without considering the immediate impact. Read more

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After a negotiation April 29 that lasted less than a half hour, Brad Johnson is officially the new superintendent of McGregor Independent School District No. 2. Read more

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At a quiet Aitkin Schools School Board meeting April 20, the board planned for a work session to address what is expected to be between a $300,000 and $350,000 shortfall in the budget. Read more

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Gov. Tim Walz on April 26 ordered Minnesota schools to stay closed through the rest of the academic year amid the COVID-19 crisis. Read more

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After deciding at last Monday night’s meeting, the McGregor School Board conducted interviews with three finalists for superintendent Saturday – intending for a second round of interviews April 29. Read more