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June 17, 2009
Nelson now ready for retirement
District 833 Superintendent Tom Nelson's last school board meeting is this week as retires after four years. He and his wife, Margaret, plan to return to Prescott, Ariz., where they were living when he took the job in the district after a stormy and failed superintendent search by...
June 17, 2009 - 9:33am
June 10, 2009
Viewpoint: Top academic performers -- Where are the boys?
I grew up listening to the likes of Elvis, Fats Domino and Connie Francis. Yes, this makes me old, but that isn't the point here. One of Connie Francis best songs was "Where the Boys Are." For some strange reason this song came to mind as I sat on the stage last week taking part...
June 10, 2009 - 8:44am
June 3, 2009
Cedar's Bluff gets green light in Afton
The Cedar's Bluff saga in Afton has finally come to an end. On May 26 the Afton City Council directed staff to revise the development agreement for approval at their June meeting. "My goal all along here was to do what is right and not push beyond what is allowable," Cedar's Bluff...
June 3, 2009 - 9:13am
An ending and a beginning
After a year's worth of assignments, tests and activities, students will be racing out the doors this week for that much-anticipated time of year -- summer. Instead of a classroom, there will be the local beach. Instead of cafeteria food there will be barbeques and ice cream. Instead...
June 3, 2009 - 8:44am
May 27, 2009
More foreclosure help needed in rural areas
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's soaring home foreclosure rate, a top issue a year ago, has eased a bit in the Twin Cities, but not so much in other parts of the state. And as the foreclosure situation swells, especially in rural Minnesota, options are scarce. Ed Nelson of the Minnesota Home...
May 27, 2009 - 7:23am
Letter: Looking for ERHS reassurance
I'm responding to (District 833) Superintendent Tom Nelson's Viewpoint last week on East Ridge High School not being the Taj Mahal. This is more of a request for Tom to add to his response for my children and other children that will not be attending this school. I love WHS as...
May 27, 2009 - 7:02am
May 26, 2009
District 833 shines light on star employees
The annual South Washington County School District Employee Celebration was held Monday, May 11 at the Prom Center, Oakdale. The banquet honors...
May 26, 2009 - 2:21pm
May 20, 2009
Viewpoint: Supt. says: 'Taj Mahal? I don't think so!'
Very recently an article was written in a metro newspaper where East Ridge High School was referred to as the "Taj Mahal." Get real! This could not be further from the truth. East Ridge is a new high school. It is being built in 2009 to 2009 standards. One should be very careful...
May 20, 2009 - 7:56am
May 8, 2009
Parents urge School District 834 to reconsider busing changes
About 35 parents packed into the meeting room at District 834 Central Services April 30 to protest proposed shifts in start times at five local schools next fall. Most who spoke during a two-hour "transportation talk" complained the proposed changes would disrupt their schedules,...
May 8, 2009 - 2:41pm
April 29, 2009
Businesses have no business on commission
The Afton City Council approved a change to the makeup of the planning commission at its April 21 meeting when they approved an amendment to the ordinance to change the requirement for a member of the business community to simply an "at-large" representative. Council member Peg...
April 29, 2009 - 7:37am
April 22, 2009
Viewpoint: Great achievements require work, dedication
This week I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the "Athena Awards" banquet at the Prom Center in Oakdale. This is an annual event to recognize and honor young women in the St. Paul area for outstanding athletic achievements. I have attended each year and always walk out the...
April 22, 2009 - 6:30am
April 14, 2009
Afton council interviewing for city consultants
Afton might be getting some major changes soon since the city council interviewed prospective new consultants at an April 9 council workshop. The idea to advertise for the consultant positions -- city administrator, city attorney, city engineer and city planner -- was first brought...
April 14, 2009 - 12:56pm
April 8, 2009
833 Supt. gets 'excellence' award
In-coming District 833 superintendent Mark Porter had some news for out-going superintendent Tom Nelson at the March 26 school board meeting. On behalf of the Minnesota Association of School Administrators, Porter gave Nelson the "Regional Administration of Excellence Award" for...
April 8, 2009 - 7:08am
April 7, 2009
833: School will begin after Labor Day
Reluctantly, School District Superintendent Tom Nelson recommended to the school board at the March 26 meeting that the district set Sept. 8, the day after Labor Day, to start school this fall. State law prohibits school districts from starting before Labor Day. A bill to let districts...
April 7, 2009 - 1:37pm
March 18, 2009
Viewpoint: Continuing School District 833's budget discussion
Every day we are being bombarded with the latest news about our economy. Most of this news is not very good. It seems that as each day passes, our national economy slips further into recession with no real end in sight. The national economy affects our state's economy, our local...
March 18, 2009 - 7:13am