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The Pequot Lakes School District selected its new elementary school principal for the next school year.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:27pm

Contract negotiations between Pine River-Backus Education Minnesota (PRBEMN) and the Pine River-Backus School Board officially closed with unanimous approval of a contract by the school board Monday, April 21.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:26pm

The Pequot Lakes School Board approved the 2013-15 contract with principals at its Monday, April 21, meeting, securing a total increase in costs of $23,710, or 7.5 percent, over two years.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 4:51pm

Pine River-Backus student artist representatives for April include high school students senior Lewis Whelan, senior Jake Shetka and eighth-grader MiKayla Sundlie.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 4:14pm

Lauren Greiner Senior My love for art started at a young age. I've always loved coloring with crayons, markers and sidewalk chalk. Now that I'm older, I love to paint. My favorite kind of painting is acrylic painting.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 4:14pm

Pine River-Backus students in grades four through six who were on the honor roll through the first three quarters earned the honor of eating lunch with elementary Principal Rick Aulie.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 4:13pm

BY SUE PEET Area Learning Center Director The Pine River-Backus Area Learning Center (ALC) continues to be a busy, productive and highly structured learning environment, focused on the needs of at-risk learners ages 16 to 21.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 4:13pm

After nearly four hours of negotiations Monday, April 14, Education Minnesota Pequot Lakes (EMPL) union negotiators and the Pequot Lakes School Board were unable to reach a contract agreement.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:36pm

University of Nebraska- Lincoln Carleen Ann Johnson of Nisswa was among University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) undergraduate students honored in conjunction with UNL's All-University Honors Convocation on April 13.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:21pm

To sign up for the following classes, contact Pine River-Backus Community Education at 218-587-2080 or register online • Survival Class Youth & Adult (ages 11-adult): 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:21pm

Pine River-Backus Elementary School students understand that reading a minimum of 20 minutes per day outside of school starting in kindergarten will increase successes in school and in their future.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:21pm

St. Francis of the Lakes students raised $50,415 in just six weeks, every penny of which will go to the Brainerd school's coffers, as part of the annual Catholic Schools Raffle.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:20pm

It's been a long, cold winter. The bus barn has been a big help with the snow and cold. With April under way, including spring sports and field trips, it will be a busy two months. We look forward to serving the community's needs.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:20pm

For the third time, Central Lakes College has been named one of the top 150 community colleges in the country by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program and is eligible to compete for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million in prize funds....

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:20pm

An aging bus fleet coupled with brutally cold temperatures led to frequent breakdowns and increased maintenance costs for the Pequot Lakes School District's transportation department this winter.

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 6:03pm


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