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After nearly four decades teaching physical education in this area, being an advocate for female sports, and serving as an athletic example to thousands of school-age girls, Marcia Eggen is retiring at the end of this school year.

Updated May 23, 2015 at 12:20 PM

During the last meeting of the St. James school board, May 11, it was generally agreed that the feasibility committee needed to begin meeting again in earnest, and meet they did Tuesday night, seeming to agree in principal to a new...

Updated May 22, 2015 at 6:07 PM

In the leadup to February’s special bond referendum that would have authorized nearly $30 million in improvements to St. James schools, the St. James CARE Committee, a group urging citizens to vote against the referendum, violated...

Updated May 19, 2015 at 7:52 AM

Madelia--A $9,385 Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant from the Minnesota Historical Society allowed the Watonwan County Historical Society to purchase a microfilm reader/printer/scanner, and it’s already drawn rave...

Updated May 11, 2015 at 8:24 AM

Kent Franklin, who has spent 25 years teaching in this school district, is retiring at the end of this school year; next fall, he’ll be teaching science content to elementary education majors at Gustavus Adolphus as an adjunct...

Updated May 9, 2015 at 10:47 AM

On the day before this year’s St. James High School prom, local law enforcement and rescue personnel gave students a not-so-subtle reminder about the perils of drinking and/or texting while driving--on prom night, or anytime.

Updated May 7, 2015 at 8:07 AM

Another of the myriad blessings afforded Northside Elementary for being a Turnaround Arts school is the ability to produce "The Lion King," which they will perform this weekend.

Updated May 4, 2015 at 7:58 AM

During a lunch-and-learn series event April 24 in the Watonwan County Human Services building, Hannah Fisher, in her third year with CADA in Mankato, disabused her audience of some notions they likely had about human trafficking.

Updated May 1, 2015 at 7:48 AM

The Butterfield-Odin Public School and Madelia Public School Music Departments with gracious support from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council proudly present Adrian Barnett and the Real Easy Questet Jazz quintet.

Updated Apr 30, 2015 at 11:08 AM

April 2015. Years from now, it may be remembered as the month New Yorks public education train finally went off the tracks for good.

Updated Apr 28, 2015 at 8:28 AM

Doc Shaw, Northside Elementary’s Turnaround Artist, made his long-awaited second appearance in St. James April 16, along with his mother, Tammie.

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