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FCCLAers attend the Fall Area Conference at the U of M in Morris
White House drug policy office awards $125,000 to local coalition
Zombies on the loose in Black's Grove Park
Former Minn. hockey coach faces 11 child pornography charges
Cultivating new ideas: Farmers, entrepreneurs pushing the bounds of what can be grown and raised in northern Minnesota
Hunter shoots 700-plus-pound bear in northwest Minnesota
DNR eyes land swap to connect ATV trail
Wolverines thrash Cardinals for first win
Wolverines show improvement in postseason loss
Wolverines roll at home against Sebeka
Ruth Norene Van De Venter
Ida Minerva Hoefs
Sharon L. Vareberg
Robert G. Swanson
Two providers join Verndale Clinic
Uptown Restaurant earns Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
Tri-County Health Care CEO descend for diabetes
Rural broadband becoming reality for central Minnesota residents thanks to nearly $10M in public and private investments
Living in the golden years
Entertainment briefs - Oct. 12 edition
Library to host computer class Nov. 18
Book Ends announces guest author Elisa Korenne
Entertainment briefs - Oct. 5 edition
Pippa White's one-woman show set for Oct. 6
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
Beef and Avocado Quesadillas
Pension advance loans are schemes
Over 1,500 service members still eligible for 2013 military tax credit
Energy Infrastructure Spells Major Job Opportunities for Minnesota
Can antique vehicles be sold without a VIN?
A wake-up call about drunk driving
Knob Hill, MDHA sponsoring Forkhorn Field Day Oct. 1
Fly fishing class slated for May 24, 31 and June 7
Time to drop the lines
Sports briefs - April 27 edition
Chalk up a pair for the Grants
Sophia Marie Sipe
Owen Elijah Baity
Jaxton Dean Lynnes
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