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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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Submitted photo from the Sartell-St. Stephen school district.
Submitted photo from the Sartell-St. Stephen school district.
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Gopi Ramanathan of Sartell Named 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholar

Gopi Ramanathan, a Sartell High School senior, was recently selected by U.S. Secretary of Education John King as a 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholar. Ramanathan is one of 160 high school seniors to be selected for the honor.

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Jeff J Mitchell, Getty Images
Jeff J Mitchell, Getty Images
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Violence Against Teachers Raising Concerns Locally, Statewide

A report released this week by the Bureau of Justice Statistics says 6.5 percent of teachers in Minnesota public schools have reported being physically attacked by a student. The report adds that 11.4 percent of Minnesota public school teachers have reported being threatened by a student.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON
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Middle School Students Create Video Game to Fundraise for Art Program [VIDEO]

For the past several months, a group of South Junior High students have been creating a video game as a unique way to fundraise. Under the guidance of their art teacher Mark Tinsley and St. Cloud State University professor Bruce Klemz, the students have finished a side-scrolling platformer called “Save my Dragon”.

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The proposed Clark Field Renovations. This shows what it might look like after the first two phases of the project. (Photo: Miller Architects and Builders)
The proposed Clark Field Renovations. This shows what it might look like after the first two phases of the project. (Photo: Miller Architects and Builders)
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Friends of Clark Field Gearing Up to Start Fundraising for Renovation Project

The Friends of Clark Field group is gearing up to start fundraising for a proposed $675,000 renovation project for the site. The school board discussed the renovation project during their Thursday night meeting, after Superintendent Willie Jett met with St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis and Friends of Clark Field leader Ruth Kaczor.

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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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Property Near Discovery School to be Recommended for Early Childhood Programs

A new early childhood facility for the St. Cloud area school district could emerge on property near Discovery Community School in Waite Park. District 742 Superintendent Willie Jett says the district considered 20-40 sites for the facility before narrowing the list.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON
Dan DeBaun, WJON
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Sauk Rapids-Rice District Awarded Grant to Help At-Risk Students

Youthprise has announced the Sauk Rapids-Rice School district has been awarded a grant to help students who are at risk of dropping out of school.

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Lee Voss, WJON
Lee Voss, WJON
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SCSU Looks to Minimize Financial Losses From Coborn Plaza Apartments

St. Cloud State University is ramping up marketing efforts to reduce financial losses from the Coborn Plaza Apartments. The apartments have 453 student units. SCSU President Earl Potter says occupancy hasn't kept up with projections, in part because the apartment business model was put together just before the Great Recession.

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WJON News
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SCSU Budget Plan Calls for $5.7 Million in Staff Reductions

St. Cloud State unveiled a plan to balance their 2017 budget on Thursday, which calls for $5.7 million in staff reductions. St. Cloud State Vice President Tammy McGee presented the budget plan. She says they will also need to lay off a handful of employees.

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