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  Minnesota Department of Education’s School Finance Award will never compete with “March Madness” for public attention. But MDE has recently given 69 percent of Minnesota’s traditional districts and 80 percent of Minnesota charter public schools an award that measures solid accomplishment and merits public praise. North of the Twin Cities, winners included the districts [...]

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Joe Nathan ECM Publishers Columnist Six high school students spoke out last week, and legislators listened. As college costs rise, families are looking for ways to help youngsters be better prepared and earn college credits while still in high school. Richfield High School students Sam Petrov, Beisite Wang, Henry Hoang, Wendy Hughes, Michelle Nguyen and [...]

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Article provided by Isanti County The role of the Isanti County Assessor’s office is to value and classify all real and personal property in Isanti County. The process begins with the assessor collecting data on sales of properties within the market during a specific time period between October 2012 and September 2013 (this is the [...]

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Tammi Johnson, K-12 Media Specialist Braham Area School District It has been a busy month at Braham Area Elementary School. Throughout the month of February, the students and staff have been celebrating “I Love to Read” month. A variety of activities were planned to celebrate the act of reading and books. The celebration concluded with [...]

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Good health is the most basic human need and essential to success and prosperity. The idea that health care should be available to everyone at an affordable price seems easy to support. But achieving that has become a divisive issue in this country, with the introduction of the Affordable Care Act. Before it went into [...]

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You may not know or care much about public notices, but you should. They are the legally required notices in newspapers and websites that identify government budget proposals, financial statements, minutes of meetings of the governing body, new ordinances and public hearing notices, some of which may result in a tax assessment to the befitting [...]

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Minnesota’s Department of Education recently made a major announcement about high school graduation rates increasing that left out something important. MDE materials distributed to the press did not mention that there was a major change in the high school graduation requirements between 2012 and 2013. Students hoping to graduate in spring 2012 were required to [...]

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