| Published on March 6, 2023 at 2:45pm CST

    Minnewaska students perform on stage at first-ever variety show Ross Thorfinnson was emcee for the night’s entertainment and lead guitarist for the Variety Show House Band, Reverse Oreo. Kylee Klassen sang a tune from Camp Rock and Ethan Eliason sang a High School. Jacob Reuss wowed the crowd with his magic performance. Eyan Long, Minnewaska’s… Read More

  • Community Theatre returns to Central Square

    | Published on March 6, 2023 at 2:39pm CST

    MACT*Fest 2023 to be hosted in Glenwood March 24-26 Central Square will host the upcoming MACT*Fest 2023, a biennial festival that showcases the best of community theatre, with performances, workshops and networking opportunities for actors, directors, designers and other theatre professionals. Theatre enthusiasts and community theaters from across the state are invited to attend MACT*Fest 2023.  The festival… Read More

  • MAES students earn Accelerated Reading medals

    | Published on March 6, 2023 at 2:37pm CST

    Minnewaska Area Elementary School recently congratulated students for their reading accomplishments. The following students earned their Accelerated Reader medal. In 1st Grade: Luke. In 2nd Grade: Marlowe and Kenny. In 3rd Grade: Skylar, Phoenix, Hadley and Trinity. Accelerated Reader is a program that promotes reading and supports students in their comprehension.

  • Grade 3 at MAES wins ‘Penny War’

    | Published on March 6, 2023 at 2:35pm CST

    Minnewaska Area Elementary School students in Grade 3 were the winners of the recent Penny War, which was a part of their “I Love to Read” month activities and the Reading4Research campaign. Altogether, the school raised $2,688.68 for pediatric cancer research, with each grade level contributing. Donations were: Kindergarten – $616.89;  Grade 1 – $717.41;… Read More

  • MAS Students moving on to regional History Day competition in St. Cloud

    | Published on March 6, 2023 at 2:33pm CST

    Minnewaska Area Schools recently concluded the 18th year of the local History Day competition.  This year’s theme was “Frontiers in History” and the students listed are moving on and will be competing at the regional competition in St. Cloud on March 25.

  • Hoax 911 calls made to nine state schools 

    | Published on March 6, 2023 at 2:28pm CST

    MAS was not one of the school districts targeted by hoax calls, called “swatting.” By Melanie Stegner Minnesota schools have recently been the victim of what is known as “swatting.” Swatting is the act of calling 911 or police dispatch to get several officers to show up at a location. Many of the instances of swatting in… Read More

  • Glacial Ridge Ambulance one of 95 services honored for outstanding pre-hospital clinical care

    | Published on March 6, 2023 at 2:27pm CST

    The Minnesota Ambulance Association applauds the 95 ambulance services across Minnesota that were recently honored with special recognition from the Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB).    Glacial Ridge Ambulance in Glenwood was one of the services honored with the special recognition.  The 95 awardees had to achieve a performance rate of 80% or higher in… Read More

  • Farwell, boasts four art spaces

    | Published on March 6, 2023 at 2:26pm CST

    The Arts flourish in rural Minnesota Reprinted from a story by Patricia Corrigan that was published Feb. 16 on website. Last summer, Gloria Pfeifer took a class in plein air painting through the Art Colony, and now she’s scheduling a related workshop in Farwell, a town in rural farm country some 336 miles southwest of Grand… Read More

  • MAS holds public hearing on earlier start of school year

    | Published on March 6, 2023 at 2:24pm CST

    By Melanie Stegner A public hearing was held before the regular school board meeting to discuss a flexible learning year. The request is to begin school prior to Labor Day, on August 28, 2023. Minnesota statute requires schools hold three public hearing dates in order to have an early start. The final public hearing will… Read More

  • Heather Gaston gets ‘First Dollar’

    | Published on March 6, 2023 at 2:21pm CST

    Heather Gaston of Sugar Glow by Heather received her first dollar from the Starbuck Chamber of Commerce. Heather makes her own sugar scrubs for skincare and pampering. 

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