Cheers to Minnesota's new emphasis on encouraging all high school students to take the ACT college entrance exams. New data shows that virtually all of Minnesota's high school graduating class of 2016 took the ACT college entrance exam as an 11th or 12th grader. In total, 64,145 students - an increase of 17,283 students or 37 percent over the class of 2015 - took the exam, which historically is an important access point to postsecondary opportunities.
Head-on crash kills Brainerd man on Highway 210 A 30-year-old Brainerd man died early Monday morning in a head-on, two-vehicle collision on Minnesota Highway 210 near Crow Wing County Road 59 in Ironton. The man killed was identified as Richard D. Van Horn, the Minnesota State Patrol reported.
Two people were injured in an ATV rollover near Huntersville Outpost in Wadena County Aug. 20. The Wadena County Sheriff's Office received a call just before noon Aug. 20 about the accident. An ATV being operated in the campground was involved in a rollover accident. Bystanders on scene noted that the operator lost control navigating a corner and both the operator and passenger were ejected.
The Barn Theatre in Willmar is presenting The Diary of Anne Frank in September. Wadena native Matthew Schiller starring in the show as Mr. Van Daan, the easygoing but selfish businessman who brings his family to share the Frank's small sanctuary. Schiller will be onstage with a cast of 10 people including his wife Claire who is playing Margot Frank. Schiller's children, Adam and Maddie, will also be running the light board for this production. He is the son of Diane and Jerry Anderson of Wadena.
A crash in Perham Monday morning, Aug. 22., sent a driver to the hospital after the vehicle ended up in a pond. According to a Minnesota State Patrol report: The crash happened just after 9:30 a.m. when the driver, Donald Loh, 85, of Regent, N.D., was eastbound on Highway 10 and attempted to take the Perham exit. Loh lost control and entered the north ditch before driving into a nearby pond. It is believed Loh, who wasn't injured but was transported to a Perham hospital to be examined, suffered a medical issue before the crash, according to the State Patrol.
In September, regional writers group, Jackpine Writers Bloc, will publish the 25th edition of their annual anthology The Talking Stick. The group began as a community education class in Park Rapids in 1993 entitled "Getting Published." And getting published they did, with two pamphlets a year of local prose, poetry, and art. The Jackpine Writers and the publications have continued without interruption since 1993.
Explore the fascinating people and places of Minnesota's first global business in "Fur Trade in Minnesota," a new traveling exhibit from the Minnesota History Center available through Sept. 23 at the Wadena County Historical Society. Hundreds of years ago, Minnesota played a key role in the fur trade which stretched across five continents. Visitors to the exhibit can try to lift a 45-pound Voyageur's pack, learn how the fur trade shaped Ojibwe art and discover how beaver pelts could be transformed into sleek, stately hats that were all the rage among wealthy Europeans.
"I like the small class size," "I feel like my teachers really care about me" and "I have to work to make money for my family and the hours at the ALC are flexible" are all reasons students gave for attending Freshwater Area Learning Center. Students are living in an exciting era. They have a number of educational options programs that are available to them which empower them to choose where they attend school. Since no one school can meet the need of every student, families can benefit from exploring educational options that are available to their children.
"Ox Cart Angel" Author Joel Arnold visits Wadena County Museum Sept. 8
Agree with Finnegan regarding refugees I thoroughly stand with John Finnegan's letter in a past paper. Both sides have to wake up and think about what is happening now and what will happen down the road. They have caused people to want them out of office come election time as they have not stood against evil pronounced upon the people.