Bemidji High School Gets National Attention

At Bemidji High School, there are lots of awards for athletics, but now a new academic award is also on the shelf. The school is receiving national attention as part of Newsweek’s top schools in the country for low-income students. Out of thousands of schools, Bemidji High...

Golden Apple: High School Students Get New Perspective on Manufacturing

Four high school students are getting a firsthand look at today’s manufacturing world. A unique pilot program with Northwest Technical College is preparing students for life outside of the classroom and inside the real world. “It really gives students the opportunity,...

Students Join Discussion About Improving Graduation Rates

Graduation is a right of passage for most people, but 20% of students won’t receive their diploma this May. That’s why community leaders held a meeting of the minds in Bemidji today to talk about what’s going wrong before graduation. Educators, parents, and...

Governor Mark Dayton in Brainerd for Health Conference and School Visit

Governor Mark Dayton visited the Lakes Area for the Community Health Conference and to learn more about Brainerd schools. Dayton begins his Brainerd visit at the Community Health Conference. Dayton and Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dr. Ed Ehlinger speak in front of more than...
Posted On 19 Sep 2014

Education Solutions Event

More than 500 teachers from Browerville, Brainerd, Little Falls, Wadena, Pine River, Menahga, Verndale, and Crosslake all gathered in one place to hear leading educational researcher, Dr. Robert Marzano. The presentation worked under the title “Teaching with Rigor.”...
Posted On 29 Aug 2014

Focus on School Testing Comes at a Cost

School districts across the state are welcoming thousands of students as they begin to fill their hallways and classrooms, but a new study says many of those students won’t have access to some important curriculums. Minnesota 2020 held a conference in Bemidji today to share...

Brainerd Library I-pads

Technology allows people to accomplish new feats, but it also presents new challenges. The Brainerd Public Library will soon make ten I-pads available for the public to increase their digital literacy. Along with helping people gain familiarity with the device, the tablets will...
Posted On 31 Jul 2014

Bemidji School Board Approves Referendum for New 4-5 Grade School

The Bemidji School Board is back on track for a November vote. During Monday’s meeting, the board chose a voter referendum this fall that would approve plans to build a new school based off of the plans from Lincoln Elementary. The new school would be built on land already...

Bemidji School Board Might Postpone November Vote

After more than two hours of discussion at their last meeting, the Bemidji School Board hit a roadblock. The board has been gathering input from the community about future indoor and outdoor recreational facilities, but the project has grown beyond it’s November goal. Board...

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