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McVILLE, N.D.—A fire destroyed a McVille home early Thursday morning, according to the Nelson County Sheriff's office. Firefighters from McVille and Aneta, N.D., as well as the McVille ambulance service, responded at 5:30 a.m. after a passerby who witnessed the blaze at 108 Sheyenne St. called dispatch. No one was injured during the fire, Sheriff Keith Olson said. Homeowner Mark Opoien wasn't home at the time of the fire but arrived quickly because he's an ambulance service member, Olson said. "He got a page for a fire at his own house," he said.
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At a time when schools nationwide are pushing more technology and science into the classroom, the lack of a teacher in 2013-14 put high school students at a disadvantage, especially as they had to take several business classes to qualify for career and technical education scholarships, said Principal Daniel Ludvigson.
For eighth-grade student Ben Brantner, Wednesday's championship win during a Crookston High School geography bee rested on Vancouver.
The East Grand Forks Senior High School expansion may affect the 2016-17 school calendar, according to school board members. Extra time might be necessary for construction of the second floor...
The East Grand Forks School Board on Monday did not increase its board pay for the year. Compensation has remained at $300 per month for at least the past nine years, according to Superintendent David Pace. The rate is comparable to other school districts in the area, he said. Board members had very little discussion about the decision.
The East Grand Forks School Board approved a resolution Monday giving the superintendent and administration authority to consider cutting programs or staff if necessary. Superintendent David Pace said the resolution is a standard one and doesn't mean reductions will occur. Districts statewide approve this resolution every year, he said. "If there needs to be budget reductions or layoffs, because of all the legalities associated with tenured and non-tenured staff, this is the first step we'd have to make," he said.
North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple seeks two high school seniors from the state to receive 2016 National Youth Science Camp scholarships. Two seniors will receive a full scholarship to exchange ideas with scientists and other professionals from the academic and corporate worlds, according to a release. The camp is nearly one month long and includes lectures, overnight camping trips to the Monongahela National Forest and a trip to Washington, D.C.
The East Grand Forks School Board still seeks the public's help as it develops focus groups in its search for a new superintendent. Staff, administration, district office personnel and residents will make up to four potential groups, Chairman Tony Palmiscno said. Groups will be formed to help develop a list of characteristics the leader should have and identify what he or she should accomplish in the first few years, according to the district's website.
Grand Forks resident Reanna McNeely is facing a $1,700 per month decision. That's how much it will cost to keep both of her young children, a 3-year-old and newborn, at All About Kids in Grand Forks. She will give birth in March. "I'm trying everything I can to keep them going (there)," she said. "But at $1,700 a month, it's hard to balance—is it worth working to put kids in day care for that much?" The child care crisis in Grand Forks isn't new, but some providers in the area warn the cost will only grow.