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Nevis School District bookkeeper Betsy Anderson has agreed to resign and accept a negotiated settlement, releasing all claims against the district. The school board, following a 15-minute closed session Wednesday night, unanimously approved a four-page termination agreement drafted by their attorney, Jim Wallace. Anderson will receive eight weeks of severance pay ($5,539). Anderson was placed "on leave" in late August after her son, Jon Hoffman, questioned Nevis superintendent Steve Rassier's personal use of a district vehicle in southern Minnesota.
Nevis School District bookkeeper Betsy Anderson has agreed to resign and accept a negotiated settlement, releasing all claims against the district. The school board, following a 15-minute closed session Wednesday night, unanimously approved a four-page agreement. Anderson will receive eight weeks of severance pay ($5,539). The agreement states Anderson "promises not to sue" and discharges the district from all liability. Anderson did not attend the meeting.
Park Rapids firefighters were called to the home of Jason and Brinn Krabbenhoft at 15591 Deerwood Loop in Park Rapids Saturday afternoon by a fire severely damaging the structure, which includes a daycare facility. But a significant amount of personal possessions were recovered by members of the family and the emergency medical team assisting firefighters, according to fire chief Donn Hoffman. The origin of the fire was determined by state fire marshal Kevin Mahle, but the cause is still under investigation, according to Hoffman.
The Park Rapids Area Library has been on Jodi Schultz' itinerary since it opened at its second location on Highway 34. On a regular basis, she shuttled kids from her daycare in for story hour, keenly aware of how reading "wires the brain" for learning. Now, she will be the one behind the book, telling the stories. Schultz has accepted the library's branch manager position, her daycare and preschool, Imagination Station, closing. She received notice of the library's offer while vacationing on Madeline Island on Lake Superior.
School bells are ringing once again, kids bidding farewell to parents and greeting their new teachers. The PTA will convene its first meeting of the school year at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13.
Certified hypnotherapist Cynthia Ekren maintains "whatever you do in life can be enhanced by hypnosis." Ekren, who recently completed her master's in transpersonal studies at Atlantic University, explains hypnotherapy can unleash the subconscious mind to effect positive change, without conscious effort.
Fire damaged the home of Jason and Brinn Krabbenhoft at 15591 Deerwood Loop in Park Rapids Saturday afternoon. According to assistant Park Rapids chief Terry Long, no one was home at the time of the fire. He expects the home to be a total loss. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the fire marshal.
Annette Meeks, the endorsed Republican candidate for lieutenant governor who's running with Tom Emmer, made a stop in Park Rapids Monday, arriving for the Hubbard County GOP's annual dinner. Jobs, she said, are the key concern voiced by constituents. "We need to keep people where they wish to live," she said of the state's rural areas losing population to urban centers. "It's sad.
Home on the Range, the new Enterprise food column that seeks to tap area resources - recipes and advice from "seasoned" cooks - kicks off with contributions from the newspaper's staff. With garden harvest underway, use for the bounty seemed an appropriate topic, be it for dinner tonight or sustenance when the winter winds howl, via canning. In modern society, canning is considered a hobby. But for our ancestors, it was a matter of survival. "The kitchen was a disaster," my mother recalls of my late Grandma Mum's rite of summer. There were jars everywhere.