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Elections results are in from two Beltrami County school districts -- Red Lake and Kelliher -- that were held Tuesday. Voters in Red Lake approved a maximum effort capital loan referendum for the Red Lake School District for $35 million in public works bonding from the Minnesota Legislature.
At 18 years old, Giiwedin Butcher has designed his dream house. On a piece of graph paper Butcher drew a floor plan with scribbled measurements near each line. His dream house includes an outdoor patio, a large garage, and a living room big enough to fit a poker table. Butcher is one of many students at Voyageurs Expeditionary High School learning to transform their dream house ideas into actual scale models through a six-week seminar. Voyageurs, a 9-12 public charter school, has included six seminars into its curriculum this year.
Andrea Headbird has one more hurdle to cross before she can turn her dream into a reality. Headbird, founder of Mikinaak Child Care, said she hopes to turn her day care into a therapeutic child care center. But first, she must find funding to purchase a new fire alarm system. Mikinaak Child Care (mikinnaak means snapping turtle in the Ojibwe language), was started two years ago by Headbird and her husband, Jess. The day care is located in the basement of St.
A sizeable freshman class has helped fuel a fall enrollment growth of almost 2 percent at Bemidji State University. Bemidji State's enrollment figures for Monday, Sept. 21, shows a 1.9 percent increase from last year. This fall's additional 91 students brings BSU's enrollment to a total of 4,970 students. Currently there are 4,524 undergraduates and 446 graduates enrolled at BSU. The enrollment number could fluctuate throughout the fall as students enroll for distance learning options. BSU's 810-member freshman class for 2009 played a key role in the enrollment gain.
The list of schools meeting Adequate Yearly Progress has been widely publicized since it was released last week - seven schools in the Bemidji School District made the list, seven schools did not. Kathy Palm, Bemidji Area Schools director of curriculum and administrative services, said putting the list out there is a good thing - "What we pay attention to, we can improve." Palm reported the results of the Adequate Yearly Progress during the Bemidji School Board meeting Monday night in the Bemidji High School Media Center. "Instead of hiding the list of schools that did not make AYP, we use