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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 prbschools.revtrak.net. • 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

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

This year's extreme winter weather forced Pequot Lakes School District officials to call off school a total of five days, along with one late start. The Pine River-Backus (PR-B) School District closed six days and started late twice.

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 6:02pm

Pine River-Backus (PR-B) teacher contract negotiations have been going since the end of August, and though some compromise has been reached, there are still details under discussion. "The biggest issues are money on the salary schedule.

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 6:02pm

The negotiating teams for Education Minnesota Pequot Lakes and the Pequot Lakes School Board will meet for further contract negotiations Monday, April 14, after 288 days without a contract agreement.

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 6:02pm

The Breezy Point Figure Skating Club and the Eagle View Elementary School physical education teachers sponsored two skating sessions for all third-grade students.

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 6:02pm

When students at Nisswa Elementary School set out to collect food donations for Minnesota Food Share Month, they set an unrealistic goal of 500 items — unrealistic because they never could have limited themselves to that amount. When the school bus arrived Monday, April 1, at the Lakes Area Food S...

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 6:01pm

Begin reading to your children as soon as you can. Reading, singing and finger play activities encourage early literacy skills. Reading is vital to later school and work success.

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 6:01pm

Parents of 2014-15 kindergartners are invited to the Pine River-Backus School District's Kindergarten Roundup on May 1. Parents will get their first opportunity to register their future PR-B Tigers during two 30-minute sessions at either 3:30 or 6 p.

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 6:01pm

After serving 135,500 meals, 6,500 after school snacks, many coffee carts and lots of a la carte sandwiches through March 31, you might think the school's Food Service Department is beginning to wind down.

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 6:01pm

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