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Crossroads, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Crossroads, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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New Jewelry Store Opening Soon in Crossroads Center

A new jewelry store is opening soon in the Crossroads Center. Rogers and Hollands is planning to open during the week of June 8th.

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Getty Images
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Melrose Going to Polls Thursday For School Referendum

A $25.7-$28.8 million referendum for Melrose Schools will be decided on by voters on Thursday. A two-part question will be on the ballot. The first asks for $24.9 million towards construction, plus $800,000 in bonding costs.

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St. Cloud Apollo, ROCORI Combining Boys Swim Teams

The ROCORI and St. Cloud Apollo boys swimming teams will be combining this fall under a cooperative sponsorship. The ROCORI school board approved the co-op for the swim team on Monday night. Both ROCORI and Apollo are expecting a low number of boy swimmers to be a part of their varsity level teams next year.

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Discovery Community School in Waite Park. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Discovery Community School in Waite Park. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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Legislature Approves Money For St. Cloud Preschool Program

Around $430,000 in funding for additional preschool programs will be coming to the St. Cloud area school district if Governor Dayton signs a supplemental budget bill. The new preschool sections would be put in at Talahi Community School, Discovery Community School and Westwood Elementary School.

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Sartell High School (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Sartell High School (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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Sartell-St. Stephen Going to Polls For $105.8 Million Referendum

Whether or not the Sartell-St. Stephen School District builds a new High School is in the hands of voters on Tuesday. The one-question referendum is asking for $105.8 million in bond funding for the new school and for updates to buildings district-wide.

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District 742
District 742
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District 742 Hosting Meeting For Those Looking to Run For School Board

If you're interested in serving on the St. Cloud Area School Board, there's a meeting coming up that you'll want to attend. District 742 has scheduled a candidate information session from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 23rd.

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Sean Gallop, Getty Images
Sean Gallop, Getty Images
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Obama Administration Issues Transgender Bathroom Guidelines: Local Impact?

The Obama Administration is telling public schools they must allow transgender students to use bathrooms consistent with their gender identity. The letter doesn't set any legal requirements, but the guidance is meant to clarify school districts' obligations to "provide students with nondiscriminatory environments."

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Discovery Community School in Waite Park. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Discovery Community School in Waite Park. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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District Takes Step Toward New Early Childhood Facility Near Discovery

The St. Cloud Area School District has approved moving ahead with construction plans and creating designs for a $17 million early childhood facility near Discovery Community School. District 742 has been searching for a permanent home for early childhood education since a fire heavily damaged the Roosevelt building in the summer of 2014.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON
Dan DeBaun, WJON
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St. Cloud District to Continue With Two High School Model For Future Referendum

When a referendum returns to the St. Cloud area school district community in the future, it will involve two high schools again. The board confirmed its decision to maintain a two high school system for a future referendum after hearing a presentation from Superintendent Willie Jett and administration.

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Discovery Community School in Waite Park. (Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Discovery Community School in Waite Park. (Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Proposed Early Childhood Facility Would Cost $17 Million

A proposed early childhood building that would be put near Discovery Community School in Waite Park would cost an estimated $17 million, according to a report to be presented to the District 742 school board Wednesday night.

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