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"Tech Superfan" Mike Dombrovski speaking during a community gathering. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
"Tech Superfan" Mike Dombrovski speaking during a community gathering. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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Community Strongly Voices Support to Preserve Clark Field During District Input Session

Emotions ran high as over 100 people came out in force to voice their opposition to putting a building on Clark Field. The district held an community input session on Tuesday night about the future of the site.

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General concept idea for 21st century learning that will go into the design process. (IIW Minnesota, Cuningham Group)
General concept idea for 21st century learning that will go into the design process. (IIW Minnesota, Cuningham Group)
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Sartell Board Meeting on Proposed High School Being Rescheduled

The Sartell school board meeting on Wednesday night involving a presentation on a possible new high school is being rescheduled. A community task force is expected to pitch a plan to the board involving a new high school and updates to every other building in the district.

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The Friends of Clark Field gather to take a group photo on the site. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
The Friends of Clark Field gather to take a group photo on the site. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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Friends of Clark Field Take Large Group Photo, Hope to “Keep Field Green”

With the future of the site uncertain, The "Friends of Clark Field" gathered on Sunday afternoon to take a a large group photo. Dozens of Tech students, alumni and community supporters came out in Tech jerseys, shirts and jackets to support preserving the field.

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A general concept idea for the interior of a new high school or updated facility. (IIW Minnesota, Cuningham Group)
A general concept idea for the interior of a new high school or updated facility. (IIW Minnesota, Cuningham Group)
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New Sartell High School, Facility Upgrades to be Pitched to School Board

A plan to build a new high school in Sartell, along with upgrades to each school in the district, will be presented to the school board in the near future. The Sartell district has been studying its facilities with a community task force since March to come up with a solution for growing enrollment in the district.

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Clark Field (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Clark Field (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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St. Cloud Community Members Still Hoping to Save Clark Field [VIDEO]

Even with pieces being removed from the site, community members are still fighting to save Clark Field in St. Cloud. The St. Cloud school district has a plan to put in a new $25 million building on the site for early childhood education, community education, adult basic education, the district welcome center, media services and the administrative offices.

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Kennedy Erickson
Kennedy Erickson
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Hundreds of Local Students to Attend “We Day” in St. Paul

Hundreds of area junior high and high schools students are heading to St. Paul for "We Day" on Tuesday. We Day celebrates the efforts of students of contribute against issues like hunger, poverty and bullying. Over 18,000 students from 540 schools in Minnesota are expected to attend.

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William Cain, Getty Images
William Cain, Getty Images
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St. Cloud Area School District Lunch Debt Was Over $8600 Last Year

There was over $8,600 in student school lunch debt in the St. Cloud area school district last year. School lunch debt was brought into state news headlines earlier this month when it was revealed that the Anoka-Hennepin school district was resorting to debt collectors to recover $160,000 worth of overdue lunch money.

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Thinkstock
Thinkstock
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Lice-troversy: Should Students With Head Lice Be Allowed to Stay in Class?

With some Minnesota school districts now allowing students to stay in class with head lice, the St. Cloud area school district is maintaining its policy of sending those kids home. According to a study by the American Academy of Pediatrics, head lice infestations create a high level of anxiety for parents and school children.

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Law enforcemen responding to the college campus shooting in southern Oregon earlier this month. (Scott Olson, Getty Images)
Law enforcemen responding to the college campus shooting in southern Oregon earlier this month. (Scott Olson, Getty Images)
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String of Campus Shootings Across Country Prompts Area Colleges to Review Safety [VIDEO]

After a string of college campus shootings shook the country earlier this month, local colleges are emphasizing being prepared for "active shooter" situations. Central Minnesota campuses are stressing emergency preparedness and mental health services following the shooting deaths of nine students at a community college in southern Oregon.

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WJON News
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After Years of Decline, St. Cloud State Sees Slight Increase in Enrollment

St. Cloud State University saw a slight uptick in enrollment compared to last year, putting a stop to four years of enrollment decreases. According to numbers released by the University on Friday, Fall enrollment is at 15,461 students, a 0.3 percent increase (28 students) from 2014.

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