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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

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The Laporte School District will be seeking an operating referendum in the upcoming election to be held Nov. 5.

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SD School of Mines graduate

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Sammy is a 10-year-old Himalayan. This friendly feline spends most of his time lounging around, but his favorite part of the day is when people spend time with him and he gets extra cuddles. If you love a cat with a good purr who gives lots of affection, Sammy is your man. Lucy is a 10-month…

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UM-Crookston spring graduate

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UW-Stout Chancellor’s Awards

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Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig  School recently received five awards from the Bureau of Indian Education for excellence in their Achieve 3000 Literacy Program when compared to all BIE Schools. The awards were Highest Average Lexile Gain, grade 5; Highest Average Lexile Gain, grade 9; Highest Average Firs…

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Cofer attends JSI program

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Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig  School Culture Camp was in full swing last week with more than 100 students attending. Offerings include a moccasin game, birchbark work, archery, lacrosse, black ash baskets, Ojibwe language, beading, drum and dance, cultural crafts and indigenous games.