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By Nick Longworth email@example.com After a half decade of inconsistent and borderline subpar test scores on statewide assessments, the Menahga School District is looking for stability in comparison to the statewide average. They’re looking for an answer. The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) is a way for a district to measure academic progress among its student body, in accordance to Minnesota state standards and the Elementary and Secondary Education (ESEA) act.
Nevis students will not only have a new superintendent. They will be seeing a familiar face in an all-new position as well. Bryan Wormley, a long-time Nevis School physical education teacher and activities director, will be the dean of students. Wormley will work directly with Principal John Strom and new Superintendent Gregg Parks to deal with student discipline and oversee the well-being of the student body. Wormley first started working for the Nevis school District in 1994 as an education assistant.
The second to last 2nd Street Stage performance of the year felt more like an audition of America’s Got Talent than a typical concert like the weeks prior. That’s because multiple bands and soloists from the youth community were the main attractions of the night at the annual Youth Music and Arts showcase. Jody Ziemann, co-coordinator of the event, decided upon the lineup partly from past experience.
By Nick Longworth firstname.lastname@example.org “Swim, bike and run,” was all one participant would say when asked why he decided to attend the 12th annual Northwoods Triathlon, beginning on the public beach in Nevis on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 8 a.m. The event was popular again with registration filling up on the day it opened. It was also heavily attended by spectators, with a couple of hundred people present by the time the first wave of swimmers began at 8. It all began as a simple hobby. “It started when my friend lived across the lake.
The Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council will showcase the artistic talents of area youth during Youth Music and Art Showcase VI Thursday and Friday, Aug. 14-15 in downtown Park Rapids. Day care providers and parents of preschoolers are invited to do chalk art on downtown sidewalks Friday morning. Free chalk will be available at Wildwood Enchantment, 209 South Main Ave. The showcase provides young musicians with an opportunity to perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14 as part of the 2nd Street Stage summer music series and at Pioneer Park in downtown Park Rapids from 11 a.m.
By Nick Longworth email@example.com Water was flying through the air despite sunny skies before Eau Claire’s Evergreen Grass band played the 2nd Street Stage on Thursday, Aug. 8. The occurrence had nothing to do with the weather, but instead the annual Water Wars on Main that preceded the concert left a large audience wet and looking for more entertainment. It was a large crowd with several hundred people flocking to downtown Park Rapids Thursday. The Evergreen Grass band took the stage at 7 p.m. instead of the usual 6 p.m.
By Nick Longworth firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Barbara Lester, Isaacson Veterinary Hospital’s newest veterinarian’s goal was always to come home eventually. But she had a career path she had to pursue first...
By Nick Longworth email@example.com Looking for a deal for a buck? You might be more in luck. Beginning in the fall Park Rapids shoppers looking for a value will have yet another option with the opening of a Dollar Tree store. The Dollar Tree store will be located at 1300 Charles, behind L&M Supply and by Walmart.
Dorset will again host the 27th annual Taste of Dorset Festival Sunday, Aug. 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come to the ‘Restaurant Capital of the World’ for a fun-filled food extravaganza! An amazing variety of food and drink from Dorset restaurants’ regular fare to many different items will be featured in downtown Dorset. There’s never an admittance charge, and the myriad of food and drink items are always reasonably priced.
By Nick Longworth firstname.lastname@example.org “It’s like an addiction,” said Brian Skinness, the current organizer for Nevis’ Muskie Days. Skinness (who also owns Terrapin Station in Nevis) partnered with the Chamber of Commerce that has organized the event for 64 years to organize the event for the past six years.