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Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School 10th-grader Dylan Hess is shown working with the venison jerky that students in Richard Armstrong’s Seasonal Activities class completed.

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The 2019 speech season officially started for the Walker Talkers as they boarded the bus early Saturday morning. Despite the falling rain and icy roads, the team arrived safely in Pequot Lakes to compete in their early bird tournament.

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The Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig  High School’s Anishinabe Knowledge Bowl Team has begun their season. Members are Cecelia Meat, Nahnny Beaulieu-Banks, Helienea Roybal, Jill Butcher, Hunter Jackson, Payton Goodman Thunder and Ben Meat. The team will compete against approximately 18 other teams from thr…

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Students receive honors

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The fifth-grade science classes at Laporte School have wrapped up their Life Science units by becoming zoo habitat engineers. Students were each assigned an animal to create a habitat for. First they researched their animal, wrote reports and built habitats. The models were put on display fo…

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Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School’s Family Fun Night Dec. 20 was a big success. Families enjoyed a ham dinner, family photos, games, sled dogs, crafts, a basketball tourney, information tables and of course, Santa stopped by. Gil Applebee provided the holiday music and Image Photography of Bemidji pr…

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Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig seventh-grade students Josh Hess and Adrian Morrison are shown displaying their models of DNA. The students built their models in Life Science class to replicate the base pairing of the four different types of nitrogen bases contained within DNA.

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The Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig Middle School Youth Leaders sponsored a Holiday Store for the elementary students. The sponsors solicited donations of new and gently-used gifts that students could give to their loved ones. All gifts were 25 cents and were wrapped by the Youth Leaders.

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Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig  School students in kindergarten through fourth-grade showed their appreciation for the men and women serving the country away from their families during this holiday season. Each student designed a handmade card to send to a serviceman or woman. Pictured above are kinderga…

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MSU-Moorhead awards degrees

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At the first-ever ALL IN Challenge Awards Ceremony, to recognize colleges and universities committed to increasing college student voting rates, Central Lakes College received a silver seal for achieving a student rate between 60 percent and 69 percent.

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Bug O Nay Ge Shig School students and staff honored community veterans Nov. 9 with a feast, powwow and gifts. The high school students created a star quilt design collage with the names of family and friends who are veterans. Elementary students also honored veterans with cards of thanks. d

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Third-grade students at the Bug O Nay Ge Shig School are trying out a new reading app on iPads during library time. Pictured are La’Laina White, Theresa Wakonabo, Adrian Toledo, Jordan Wakonabo-Earth and Christopher Hardy.

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Pine River-Backus grad

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Teachers at Bug O Nay Ge Shig School selected up to two students from each grade to receive the Silver Eagle Award. The award is based on the student demonstrating the Seven Grandfather Values, having excellent attendance and behavior, as well as completing classwork. The students are kinder…

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WHA grad receives NDSU scholarship

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Three talented singers from Walker-Hackensack-Akeley High School recently attended the University of Minnesota Duluth Senior High Honor’s Choir. More than  200 students from 30 schools participated in the event. Pictured are (from left) Brooklyn Borwege, Dylan Johnson and Logan Barton.

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The 2017-18 financial audit indicates WHA School District is in good shape,  Luke Evenson of EideBailly CPA, reported at the Nov. 19 board meeting.

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Archeologist, Leech Lake enrollee and Bug O Nay Ge Shig School graduate Jim Jones Jr. spoke Nov. 12 to the senior high students at the school about his career as Cultural Resource Director for the Minnesota American Indian Council.

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Five Walker-Hackensack-Akeley band and choir members received superior ratings Nov. 7 at the Region 8A Solo Contest held at Cass Lake-Bena School. Connor Gnoinsky (from left) got high marks playing the trombone, Ed Swanson with the marimba, Erica Johnson and Brooklyn Borwege singing, and Mol…

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We Scare Hunger was the week of Oct. 22-26, and Walker-Hackensack-Akeley School had a friendly competition between the elementary and high school students to see who could bring in the most canned goods for the Walker Area Food Shelf.

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Decked out in 1950’s pajamas, the actresses from Laporte School’s fall play “Yikes! A High School Saga,” are Tia Carpenter, Autumn Howg, Lacey Lahr and Cheyenne Johnson. Come to a performance Thursday, Friday or Saturday at 7:29 p.m. Admission is $6 for adult and $4 for student. A special fe…

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The Minnesota Department of Education recently released the results of the 2018 ACT scores for all Minnesota school districts.  

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Bug O Nay Ge Shig kindergarten and first-grade students enjoy a science experiment with vampire blood slime. Every Friday the students will collaborate together for scientific experiments.

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UW-Eau Claire scholarships

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Prepare for this year’s holiday season by reminding yourself what Christmas is all about. Join the WHA Drama Department and the Peanuts gang in their production of “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” by Charles M. Schulz.

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Teachers and students of all ages are invited to Deep Portage Learning Center for a free full day workshop on experiential learning with students. Learn how to nature journal with students; use nature year-round; understand trail techniques for outdoor learning; find and practice citizen sci…

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ST. PAUL — Minnesota communities and schools wanting to develop safer routes for students to walk and bicycle to school can apply for planning assistance grants through the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School program. Application deadline is Jan. 4.

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The library at the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School has a new sharing circle populated by stuffed animals. These kindergarten students are sharing their books with their animal friends.