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Ridgewater College would like to acknowledge those students earning recognition on the dean’s lists for spring semester 2021.  In order to be included on the dean’s list, a student must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and be enrolled in at least 12 credits, and meet certain o…

Gregg Raisanen, vice president of academic and student affairs at Alexandria Technical & Community College recognizes individual students for academic excellence during spring 2021. The following students were named to the dean's list for achieving a GPA of 3.5 or higher spring semester 2021:

St. Cloud State University has announced the names of more than 1,100 students whose academic achievement placed them on the 2021 spring semester dean’s list. To be eligible for the honor, students must have a grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

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Finishing work and projects continue at Lincoln School through the contract with Comstock despite the facility being open and operational. Hydroseeding, a few interior projects, and horizontal striping on the exterior of the building still need to be completed. Before the striping can begin,…

The University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center, Morris, is offering a free horticulture educational class, “Come Grow with Us” as we learn about backyard birdhouses. on Wednesday, June 16 from 6-7 p.m. 

Minnesota State Community and Technical College has named 615 students to its president’s list  and 572 students to its dean’s list  for the 2021 Spring Semester. 



Heather Kantrud of Fergus Falls (56537) has been named to Southern New Hampshire University’s winter 2021 dean’s list. The winter term runs from January to May.

Having recently spent part of my day with fourth- and fifth- graders out at Prairie Wetlands Learning Center, a quote from Henry David Thoreau seems like an appropriate beginning to this column, “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”  I listened as students recited thei…

The June Lynne Lacey Foundation awarded three scholarships May 28 at the Awards Day Ceremony at Ashby High School. Recipients were McKenna Williams, Kate Jensen and Deklin Goeden.

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The Fergus Falls Public Library has summer programming for all community members, ages birth through adult. This summer’s theme is “Reading Colors Your World” and brings back in-person programming while still offering virtual programming for hybrid accessibility options.

In order to meet the needs of students, Fergus Falls Public School District has several options available for summer programming. Some students are in need of credits to satiate graduation requirements while others benefit from alternate learning experiences, the presence of same-age peers, …

Students named to the spring semester 2021 chancellor’s list were announced recently by the office of the registrar. The U of M Crookston is one of the most respected career-oriented, technology-based universities in the nation.

Students named to the spring semester 2021 dean’s list were announced recently by the office of the registrar. The U of M Crookston is one of the most respected career-oriented, technology-based universities in the nation.

Rohde Insurance Services of Fergus Falls, along with Grinnell Mutual of Grinnell, Iowa, has named Jadah Poepping of Barnsville and Ehan Ring of Delano as  two of 80 recipients in 19 states of a 2021 Road to Success Scholarship.  They were among those selected from thousands of Grinnell Mutua…

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With a host of activities scheduled for the last 1 ½ weeks of the current school year, the Fergus Falls school board transitioned into their summer meeting schedule, which convenes on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7 a.m. 

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This is one in a series of articles written by students who received scholarships in 2020 awarded through the Fergus Falls Area Dollars for Scholars chapter.   The purpose of these articles is to thank the community for its support of students and their higher education goals.

The following area students are among the 700 2021 spring semester graduates of Minnesota State Community and Technical College, with campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena.

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Ruth Umlauf began teaching at Adams Elementary School during the fall of 2019-20. She identified the need for a different option for performance risers due to lack of storage space for clunky traditional risers and the safety concerns that accompanied setup and usage. With the additional nee…

The graduating Class of 2021 will celebrate their achievements with an all inclusive ceremony on Friday, June 4 at 7 p.m. The ceremony, which will take place in the Gold gym, will include graduates from the Area Learning Center, iQ Academy, and Kennedy Secondary School (KSS). 

“On behalf of the Fergus Falls Public School District, congratulations to Keith Pearson who was named the Assistant Coach of the Year by the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association,” announced superintendent Jeff Drake. “Coach Pearson is very well-deserving of this recognition.” 

Five Mike Rohde Spirit Scholarship winners were presented with plaques an d a scholarship of $1,500 at a recent Fergus Falls Sertoma Club noon meeting at Mabel Murphy’s in Fergus Falls. They were Cailey Schlosser, Zekiel Ihrke, Grant McMartin, Odena Foote and Cody Carlson. The scholarships a…

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“Otter Food Services and Fergus Falls Public Schools are pleased to announce that we will continue to provide free meals to students in attendance this summer as well as bulk meals on a weekly basis to any children 18 and under not receiving meals in school,” shared Food Service Director Lan…

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The Thrive Initiative will be utilized for staff and students for wellness moving into the 2021-22 school year. The initiative will be introduced to staff when they return to school prior to the start of the year. The initiatives, which including practicing better health, happiness and satis…

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Kennedy Secondary School (KSS) is performing their spring play, a rendition of Sir Conan Doyle’s “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” Friday. Performances will take place in the KSS auditorium on May 7-8 at 7 p.m. and May 9 at 4 p.m. with limited tickets available through Venco and the KSS website.  

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This is one in a series of articles written by students who received scholarships in 2020 awarded through the Fergus Falls Area Dollars for Scholars chapter.   The purpose of these articles is to thank the community for its support of students and their higher education goals.

Greater Fergus Falls (GFF), in partnership with ISD 544’s work-based learning program and Otter Tail County, is pleased to announce the launch of a virtual career fair. This platform gives high school students and other jobseekers expanded access to area employers and career opportunities th…

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“The Fergus Falls Public School District is very pleased to announce the hire of Mark Anderson who will serve as the high school (9-12) principal at KSS (Kennedy Secondary School),” shared Superintendent Jeff Drake in an announcement regarding the new hire. “We are excited to have Mr. Anders…

Kennedy Secondary School (KSS) seventh grade students who maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during the 2020-21 school year were celebrated at an honors breakfast on Tuesday morning. The celebration, which will take place for eighth grade honors students next week, is a simple…

The deadline to enter the annual Congressional Art Competition is Monday, May 3 at 5 p.m., Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach (MN-7) announced. High school students from across Minnesota's 7th Congressional District are invited to participate.

I love A Center for the Arts (AC4A) very much, and I commend Michael Burgraff for giving me and our town a place to enjoy theatre and shows. I don’t know what I would have done without the center. I believe that AC4A should not be forgotten through all that has happened this previous year. T…

Kennedy Secondary School (KSS) students aged 16 and up had the opportunity to receive their first COVID-19 vaccination in a clinic available on campus on Friday. Parents of eligible students were emailed a permission link which they were able to complete electronically if they allowed their …

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Adams and McKinley elementary schools are in an 11 week pilot program to promote student culture and climate efforts in first- and second-grade students. The program advances the idea that “We can all be an all star student every minute of every day,” a sentiment stressed by principal, Scott…

Kennedy Secondary School (KSS) students aged 16 and up had the opportunity to receive their first COVID-19 vaccination in a clinic available on campus on Friday. Parents of eligible students were emailed a permission link which they were able to complete electronically if they allowed their …

While the Fergus Falls Public Schools has been adamant prom will happen this spring it was uncertain what that would look like. A plan is now firmly in place and it is confirmed there will be a dance as part of this year’s prom. 

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After a year off due to COVID-19 restriction Otter Dash is back! Also known as the Boosterthon Fun Run, the fundraiser is the largest done by the parent-teacher organization (PTO) for the schools. This year will be its third year. 

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New science curriculum was approved at Monday’s school board meeting. Kindergarten through second grade will utilize “Mystery Science”; grades 3-5 will use “Foss Science”; and 6-12 grades will learn from “McGraw-Hill Inspire Science” curriculum.