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Dan DeBaun, WJON
Dan DeBaun, WJON
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2015-2016 School Year Preview: ROCORI [VIDEO]

This week, WJON is featuring several area superintendents to highlight their school district before the 2015-2016 school year kicks off. Today, we highlight Scott Staska, superintendent of ROCORI schools. This is Staska's 14th year in the district.

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Dan Bittman  (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Dan Bittman (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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2015-2016 School Year Preview: Sauk Rapids-Rice [VIDEO]

This week, WJON is featuring several area superintendents to highlight their school district before the 2015-2016 school year kicks off. Today, we highlight Dan Bittman, superintendent of Sauk Rapids-Rice schools. Bittman became superintendent back in 2010.

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St. Cloud State University, Facebook
St. Cloud State University, Facebook
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New Students Moving Into SCSU Thursday for “Huskies First Four” Days

It's a big week for St. Cloud State University as new students pile into their dorm rooms on Thursday. It's also unique in that SCSU has added two extra days for orientation and freshmen welcome activities. In prior years, students didn't move in until Saturday.

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Steven Wright
Steven Wright
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SCSU Continuing to Emphasize Sexual Consent For Incoming Freshmen [VIDEO]

With freshmen moving into St. Cloud State University later this week, every new student will be required to complete an online program to educate them on dating violence and sexual assault. The University has had a new student sexual assault prevention program for over 20 years. The online course new students need to complete is called "Not Anymore".

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Students show off their mobile apps on the last day of the summer camp. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Students show off their mobile apps on the last day of the summer camp. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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St. Cloud Area Students Spend Part of Summer Creating Mobile Apps [VIDEO]

A group of St. Cloud area middle and high school students have been hard at work recently developing their own Android mobile apps. Students spent five days last week developing, testing and downloading their apps on mobile devices. Instructer Frank Ayers says this is the first time that he's taught a summer camp like this

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District 742
District 742
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St. Cloud School District Hosting Job Fair Wednesday

The St. Cloud area school district will be holding a job fair on Wednesday for paraprofessionals and bus drivers. The event is at Apollo High School from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
Tim Boyle, Getty Images
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District 742 Launches Adopt a Classroom Project for 2015

The District 742 Local Education and Activities Foundation (LEAF) is kicking off its "Adopt a Classroom Project" for this year. Supporters can "adopt" a classroom in the district by making a tax deductable $250 donation for needed classroom supplies.

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Superintendent Greg Johnson (Joshua Akkerman, WJON)
Superintendent Greg Johnson (Joshua Akkerman, WJON)
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$33 Million Albany School Referendum to be Decided on by Voters Tuesday

The Albany school district is bringing a $33 million bond referendum to voters on Tuesday. If passed, the money will be used to update school security, add more parking, add more gyms, expand classroom space, build a new 800-seat auditorium and create more community space.

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Proposed new Tech layout (Cuningham Group and IIW Minnesota).
Proposed new Tech layout (Cuningham Group and IIW Minnesota).
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How Much Will Homeowners Pay for a New Tech and Updated Apollo High School?

The owner of a $150,000 home can expect to pay an additional $218.35 a year if the St. Cloud school district referendum passes in November, according to new numbers released this week. The $167 million referendum includes $113.5 million to build a new Tech.

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Submitted photo (Adbikhani Omar Mohamed)
Submitted photo (Adbikhani Omar Mohamed)
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Apollo High School Hires New Soccer Coaches

District 742 has found a new soccer coach for the Apollo boys soccer team. Adbikhani (Seyga) Omar Mohamed will take the place of Ganard Orionzi, whose contract was allowed to expire earlier this summer. Mohamed has played soccer for more than 25 years and professionally for nine years.

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