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Shovels and sleds replace bats and gloves
Teenager suffers minor injuries in two-vehicle crash
Community in shock over mother, son victims in Perham's double homicide
Update: Suspect identified in double homicide outside of Perham
Double homicide: Police find two victims in rural Perham home early this morning
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
Gopher Road Trip coming to Perham
Morneau dazzles fans at Men’s Night Out
Wadena-DC boys take first in Bemidji
MSHSL to permit shorter regular-season baseball, softball games
Stephen "Steve" Papillon
Charlotte L. Robbins
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Sebeka Fire and Rescue receives TCHC Foundation grant
Wadena SWCD establishes priorities for 2018
Wadena County DAC day program faces seven percent cut
Farmers, ag suppliers bracing for busy planting season
Kathleen Novak to visit Wadena for Book Ends
Northern Lights Chorale concerts coming soon
Minnesota poets to read at Wadena County Historical Society April 19
Entertainment briefs - April 5 edition
Entertainment briefs - March 29 edition
St. Huberts church hosting Harvest Festival Oct. 28
God may be an easy target, but he's a strong one
The cost of being a disciple
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Veterans: 3K-5k National Personnel Records Center military records restored weekly
Ask A Trooper: What is the length limit for loads off the rear of a pick-up?
Letter: Thankful for Good Samaritan
Letter: Gun violence crisis runs much deeper than mass shootings
Veterans: 3 tips for transitioning service members from former VA secretary
Public comment sought on Minnesota’s first deer plan
Time to call in those longbeards is coming soon
Return of cold weather doesn’t mean ice is safe
Why are good duck numbers not translating to good hunter numbers?
Count your blessings and your birds
Maddison Caroline Hendershot
Ethan James Johnson
Ellie Marie Karlson
Josiah Alvin Barnes
Verndale School Board
July 16, 2017
Verndale school board approves personnel changes
The Verndale School Board approved three hirings and accepted two resignations Monday evening in a special meeting. Mike Hess was hired as the district's IT Network Support manager. Olivia Wermers came aboard as an elementary teacher and Kristin Johnson was approved as a long-term...
July 16, 2017 - 1:35pm
June 17, 2017
Verndale board approves budget; Mahlen stepping down as A.D.
The Verndale school board approved a school budget and made a large number of personnel moves Monday as they laid the groundwork for the upcoming...
June 17, 2017 - 8:15am
May 6, 2017
Verndale band headed for Florida next spring
The Verndale School Band will be traveling to Florida for seven days next spring after getting a green light Monday from the school board. Four band members were at the May meeting with an itinerary of their travel plans between March 26 and April 1. The cost of the trip per student...
May 6, 2017 - 10:18am
April 8, 2017
Verndale board approves request for NJPA project
Jennifer Veronen's request to pursue a research project to help younger students in Verndale with learning strategies was given a green light...
April 8, 2017 - 2:00pm
March 11, 2017
First level of HRS model rolling at Verndale school
High-Reliability Schools (HRS) work is underway at the Verndale school according to Superintendent Paul Brownlow. The HRS model is a strategic planning framework that provides indicators of school operations. The district has received a $250,000 grant from the National Joint Powers...
March 11, 2017 - 9:52am
Verndale board approves $550,609 expenditure
Verndale's school board approved the expenditure of $550,609 Monday at their February meeting for a school bus garage and parking lot. When the bus garage project was originally passed the board was looking at a ballpark figure of $350,000. Paul Davis Remodeling and Renovation, the...
February 11, 2017 - 10:18am
January 14, 2017
Verndale school board approves exemplary fund requests
The Verndale school board approved exemplary fund requests totaling $47,604.80 at their January meeting Monday in the Verndale Media Center. Exemplary funds are a blind budget item, according to Verndale Superintendent Paul Brownlow. The board sets aside $40,000 each year as long...
January 14, 2017 - 12:10am
December 12, 2016
Overruns lead Verndale board to table bus garage project
Finding themselves beset by stringent building code demands, the Verndale school board voted Monday evening to table work on the district's new bus garage. Paul Davis Remodeling and Renovation Project Manager Mike Lovelace told the board the $375,000 project has begun to see significant...
December 12, 2016 - 7:43am
November 18, 2016
STEM Stars, food services draw attention of Verndale board
A look at STEM Stars and a disconcerting review of food services inventory problems highlighted Monday's November meeting of the Verndale school...
November 18, 2016 - 12:10am
October 8, 2016
Verndale board approves parking lot, certifies levy
A $45,058 expansion of the Verndale school's parking lot is under way after the school board gave the project a green light last Friday in a special session. The expansion on the west side of the school's new addition began Monday. Overseeing the project is Mike Lovelace of Paul Davis...
October 8, 2016 - 12:08am
October 1, 2016
Verndale bus garage project moving forward
Mike Lovelace informed Verndale school board members Monday night a bathroom will not be needed in the district's new bus garage.
October 1, 2016 - 12:10am
September 17, 2016
Bathroom may become issue for Verndale school bus garage
The Verndale school board found themselves confronted with a bathroom issue Monday night at their September meeting, courtesy of the State of Minnesota. Mike Lovelace, who is overseeing the construction of a new bus garage for the district, informed the board that his firm, Paul Davis...
September 17, 2016 - 12:08am
July 16, 2016
Verndale board gives approval for demolition of bus garage
The Verndale School Board gave the green light to begin demolition of the existing bus garage Monday for construction of a new 90x100 foot steel structure. The building, when completed, will provide cold storage to house Verndale's fleet of 11 school buses, a spot for minor repairs...
July 16, 2016 - 12:08am
June 18, 2016
Verndale school board sets budget, looks at garage project
The Verndale school board signed off on a 2017 budget of $5,660,763 Monday at their June meeting. With expenditures estimated at $5,573,337 the projected fund balance increase will be $87,426. The largest projected deficit on the budget is $21,326 in the debt service fund. The food...
June 18, 2016 - 12:08am
May 6, 2016
New bus facility project starting to roll
The Verndale school board took the first step Monday evening toward what could be a new district bus facility by October. Paul Davis Restoration and Remodeling was asked to come up with a building design, collect bid estimates and gather permits for the project which the district...
May 6, 2016 - 12:10am