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Amanda Holweger runs for spot on East Grand Forks School Board

Co-owner of a local business is a mother of four.

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A water tower in East Grand Forks, Minn. (Grand Forks Herald photo)
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EAST GRAND FORKS — A business owner and mother of four seeks to bring new ideas to the East Grand Forks School Board.

Amanda Holweger announced her candidacy in an announcement sent to the Grand Forks Herald.

In her announcement, Holweger said she said that over the past year, she has attended board meetings, both in person and online. She believes the board needs to focus more on what she calls the "ABC's."

"I plan to bring new ideas, ideas, collaboration and action to our School Board, to help our students and our educators thrive by bringing it back to the ABC's: academics and accountability, budget and board governance, and curriculum," Holweger said in the announcement.

Holweger has three bachelor's degrees from Park University, in management, management marketing and management human resources. Her parents were in the Air Force, which meant she has lived in a number of places.

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"I've traveled widely, which has exposed me to various cultures," she said. "This has instilled in me a sense of duty to our country and our community."

She and her husband, Casey, have owned Holweger Construction since 2014. They have four sons, ranging in age from 3 to 9 — three of whom are enrolled in the local school district.

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