Education

Wolf Creek, an on-line alternative school for grades 9 to 12 that opened in 2002, will expand its offerings to include grade 8 in the 2014-2015 school year. The school board voted for the change on Feb. 11. The eighth-grade program will require two days attendance on campus to foster a positive community and promote [...]

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Math instructor among 33 semifinalists in state  Theresa Gieschen, a math teacher at Forest Lake’s Area Learning Center, has made the cut. In February the Minnesota Teacher of the Year field was narrowed from 128 candidates to 33 semifinalists, and Gieschen is still in the running. Teri Gieschen has been teaching for 16 years and [...]

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It’s the time of the year for Forest Lake Area Community Scholarship Foundation’s annual retail drive. Through the cooperation of 16 retail businesses, shoppers add $1 or more to their bill at checkout and sign a placard to be displayed at the business. The fundraiser, which started on March 1, runs through April 15. Participating [...]

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