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Tuesday marked the start of a new school year for students at St. James High School, and with that came a lot of changes: new students, new teachers, new classes, new schedules, new lunch hours and new bus numbers, to list a few.  "We were good. It all went well," said Principal Karla Beck after completing the first day in her new post at the high school. "I thought maybe it was going to [feel strange], but you know, I’ve been [in the...

Updated Sep 2, 2015 at 8:09 AM

Sierra Elford said she’s always gravitated toward jobs that were challenging, allowed her to work with children and families, and provided an opportunity for her to learn, and she’ll likely be in for all three prongs of that...

Updated Sep 2, 2015 at 7:54 AM

Butterfield--An intimate but captivated crowd at the Butterfield Public Library got a treat August 19, seeing Jerry DeCaire illustrate how he uses both math and science in his drawings during a presentation on the "Science of the...

Updated Aug 19, 2015 at 8:06 AM

The St. James School District acted quickly to replace Ted Simon, who resigned earlier this month from his position as high school principal, and the faces are familiar; Doug Storbeck, who was assistant principal last year at Northside...

Updated Aug 18, 2015 at 7:32 AM

The new English language development instructor at Northside Elementary, Peggy Linsmeier, brings a zest for other cultures to her job--she even spent a few months studying in Germany when she was a high school student.

Updated Aug 17, 2015 at 6:27 PM

The St. James Library once again conducted their summer read-a-thon, with the marathon running from 6 a.m. to midnight August 6 and encompassing reading, crafts, activities, and more.

Updated Aug 12, 2015 at 8:06 AM

Northside Elementary will enjoy a package deal beginning in the upcoming school year, as the husband-and-wife duo of Spencer and Betsy Monson come in to teach physical education and special education, respectively.

Updated Aug 7, 2015 at 7:47 AM

Northside Elementary, which was relegated to "Priority" status in 2012 based on anemic test scores and a troubling achievement gap, once again saw tremendous improvement in scores for the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments...

Updated Aug 5, 2015 at 7:47 AM

The new Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) teacher at St. James High School, Ashley Kroeger, is most looking forward to the unit on international foods--understandable, since she taught in Abu Dhabi for 3.5 years before returning to her...

Updated Aug 2, 2015 at 12:15 PM

Little Red Caboose child care, which operates out of Armstrong, has been awarded four stars--the highest grade--on the Parent Aware program scale by the state of Minnesota.

Updated Jul 23, 2015 at 7:45 AM

The Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation came through St. James as part of a multi-county bus tour July 16, and representatives from the foundation heard concerns and suggestions from local leaders on everything from education and...

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