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Blackduck School Superintendent Bob Doetsch administers the oath of office to school board members Rachel Larson, Mark Sparby, Randy Lange and Dale Compton. Larson and Lange are new to the board while Sparby and Compton were re-elected in November.

Board asked: Make us safe!


Blackduck School Board members got a personal request from fourth grade students in Kelly Carlson's class in Blackduck Elementary School. In separate letters to the board they asked, "Please fix our ceiling."

A leak had been detected and a large bucket put up under the roof and above the ceiling panels, to catch the water from melting snow. Suddenly the weight of the water sent the pail crashing down into the classroom. In their own words, youngsters described what happened next:

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