Education

For the past 22 years, Cort Sylvester has guided the Rosemount High School speech and debate teams toward state and national awards. Now he is the one bringing home awards. For the second time, Sylvester received a Diamond Award from the National Speech and Debate Association (formerly known as the National Forensic League). “It’s a […]

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Farmington Area Public Schools has received a $10,000 grant from America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The district will use the money to update the school’s agriculture classroom and create a community garden at the elementary school. The school district has used the funds to purchase growing lamps and other planting […]

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Greg and Amy LaVallee are turning their anguish toward hope that other families are spared the devastation their family has endured. The Ostego, Minnesota, couple joined Lakeville attorney Art Kosieradzki at Lakeville North High School on Nov. 14 to plead with the young adults to focus on only one thing when they get behind the […]

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Lakeville DECA members score big-name entrepreneurs Lakeville high school students will have an opportunity to be inspired by two powerhouse entrepreneurs Tuesday, Dec. 9. Steven Schussler, founder of Rainforest Cafe and CEO of Schussler Creative, and Marcus Jundt, chairman and CEO of Williston Holding Company, will speak to students about business and entrepreneurship thanks to […]

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Concurrent enrollment class has juniors applying solutions to real work problems Hunger, homelessness and domestic violence are community issues that are prevalent in every town, and Rosemount is no different. Rosemount High School juniors in the College Writing and Research Class are trying to do something about those critical issues and more by doing their […]

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Akin Road Elementary Principal Lisa Reichelt spent Nov. 13 reading inside the Tiger Tank, a Plexiglas box designed to hold the school’s Tiger Star Awards as part of a challenge to encourage students to read. She read quietly to herself for part of the day. At scheduled times, teachers also brought classes to the Tiger […]

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