Under new formula adopted in last legislative session Even if they have a slight decline in the number of students served, most Minnesota districts and charter schools will be receiving more money per pupil in the coming school year. That’s one of the key lessons learned in talking with Tom Melcher, director of the Minnesota [...]

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A proper goodbye after 15 years of care When Nate Riedeman of Wyoming got too old for the Shriners Hospital for Children in Minneapolis, his biggest emotion was gratitude. Riedeman, 20, was diagnosed with Ollier disease when he was 2 and has been a patient at Shriners for 15 years. “Shriners Hospital has taken great [...]

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Deane Morrison University of Minnesota August is a great month for vacations, and even the planets seem to be at play. Take Mars, for example. Last month its eastward motion carried it past its longtime companion, the bright star Spica, in Virgo. As August begins, Mars is in the southwest, almost midway between Spica to [...]

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Jonathan Reiner was sworn into the Minnesota Bar on July 9 at the Judiciary Center in St. Paul. Reiner graduated from Forest Lake High School in 2006, St. Thomas University in 2010 and the University of Minnesota Law School in 2013. He passed the bar last year and practices at Cummins & Cummins in Minneapolis. [...]

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Robert Roethke of Forest Lake received a master of arts in theological studies at the University of Northwestern in St. Paul. Zachary Baumtrog of Linwood received an associate in applied science degree in law enforcement at Alexandria Technical & Community College in Alexandria. Named to the spring 2014 honor roll at Montana State University in [...]

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Everyone is invited to the 100th birthday celebration for Pearl Petzka Hartmann from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 31 in the main dining room at Ebenezer Meadows on Fairview, 25565 Fairview Ave. in Wyoming. Pearl grew up in Wisconsin and moved to Forest Lake in 1950. A registered nurse, she worked at District [...]

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