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The Walker-Hackensack-Akeley School Board elected Vicki White as  vice chair at the Jan. 13 meeting, while Blake Nordin will begin his final year as chairman.

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UW-Superior fall dean’s list

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Walker-Hackensack-Akeley third-grade students received stuffed animal reading buddies and sunglasses to encourage them in their reading goal. The classes also received games and tools for reading fluency. The stuffed animals and sunglasses were donated by Walker Home Center and Minnesota Log…

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PERHAM — Arvig is now accepting applications for two different scholarships to be awarded to area high school seniors graduating in 2020. The deadline for both scholarship applications is Feb. 21.

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UW-Madison fall dean’s list

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Northern Minnesota high school seniors interested in furthering their education at colleges and universities around the country are encouraged to apply for Marshall H. and Nellie Alworth Memorial Fund scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year by Jan. 15.

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Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig seventh- and eighth-grade students ran a Christmas Gift Store for K-6 students before winter break. Being able to give a gift is a great source of joy for children, so Middle School students asked the staff to help out with donations of gently used or even new gift items to…

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MSU-Mankato fall graduates

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NSLS inductees  at BSU

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Robb Olsen from Urbanworks Architecture LLC in Minneapolis presents a check for $1,200 to the kitchen staff. This is the third year Olsen, who has a cabin on Garfield Lake, has donated to the school. Pictured are (from left) Tammy Hamilton, Olsen, Deb Hazelton, Megan Morris and Stacey Lathrop.

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MSU-Mankato graduation

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Walker Area Joint Fire Department volunteers Tristan Ehlenfeldt and Alex Nelson recently visited Walker-Hackensack-Akeley School to show Erica Strandlie’s pre-school students, first-hand, what a real firefighter looks like once he is dressed in full gear. After the youngsters watched Ehlenfe…

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At its Nov. 12 meeting, the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley School Board heard a report from Karrie Ehlenfeldt, District Assessment Coordinator/4th and 5th Grade technology teacher highlighting WHA’s new student information system, Infinite Campus.

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Author Michael Bazzett visited Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School last week and read to some of the students. He has translated the Mayan creation story, “Popol Vuh,” into English poetry.  Bazzett read the students a few parts from the creation and a journey into the underworld.  He also read a bit in…

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Area students on dean’s list

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At the 2019 ALL IN Challenge Awards Ceremony held to recognize colleges and universities committed to increasing college student voting rates, Central Lakes College received a gold seal for achieving a student rate between 40-49  percent.

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Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig  students in the Niigaane upper classroom completed constructing their wild rice knockers last week. After carving the sticks out of cedar and sanding them, they rubbed warm beeswax on them and buffed them. Miskwa Muckwa (Waylon Lopez-Ogema) is pictured with his finished project.

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Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig students (from left) Darnell Drumbeater, Aavery Brown and Mark Wakanabo are trying out the new Chromebooks they recently received. The Chromebooks were purchased with Go Fund Me money raised with former Sen. Al Franken’s help last spring.

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Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Elementary School Principal Jill McGowan reported at the October 14 School Board meeting she was appointed to the Sourcewell Advisory Council, to help evaluate their teaching model.

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The Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School students recently had the opportunity to enjoy the wild rice camp that they set up at Mud-Goose Lake. In addition to experiencing the ricing process, they participated in several different learning stations. Everyone enjoyed the nice weather, the chance to r…

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BSU Alumni and Foundation award scholarships

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A group of Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig students completed their study of the Battle of Sugar Point with a field trip to the battle site Oct. 7, commemorating the battle that took place in October, 1898.  The battle is known in American history as the last battle between the U.S. Army and an Indian band.

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The Walker-Hackensack-Akeley sixth-grade speech program began in 1991 as a classroom component of Coach Stewart Wilson.  The premise was to give all sixth-grade students the opportunity to speak in front of a group of people, a much-needed life skill.

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BEMIDJI — The Northern Minnesota Robotics Conference (NMRC) invite  member teams, family and community members to the annual conference championship and this year’s game, “Destination: Deep Space.”

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College of St. Scholastica

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STAPLES —  New Energy Equity, Region Five Development Commission (R5DC) and Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL) have successfully completed their solar schools project to develop six solar arrays, totaling 1.5 MW, for Pine River-Backus and Pequot Lakes school districts and Central Lakes …

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“I actually have started making my bed in the mornings, and my mom asked, ‘What’s with this?’ I simply told her if I want to change the world I have to start with making my bed. It gives me a feeling of organization and accomplishment and I’m now ready for the day.”

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Every student at Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig  School received a backpack with at least two books that were extras from the donations sent by fans of former Sen. Al Franken.  The project brought in more than 4,500 new books and $82,000 for the new high school’s library. Pictured is the first-grade clas…

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Remer student attends Mich. Tech engineering program