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On Tuesday, local voters will make a momentous decision regarding the future of all three buildings which operate for the St. James school district, District 840--whether to authorize the district to issue nearly $30 million in bonds that would increase property taxes to pay for school improvements.

Updated Jan 31, 2015 at 11:52 AM

Briar Lenz, a seventh-grader, captured the St. James spelling bee January 21, and he’ll head to the regional bee in Mankato next month; his winning word was "hatchery."

Updated Jan 27, 2015 at 7:18 AM

(This is the second part in a three-part series examining the collective health of the citizens of Watonwan County. The first part ran last week, and the final portion will run next week.)

Updated Jan 26, 2015 at 7:50 AM

Though their goal was to raise $1,500, St. Paul’s Lutheran School in St. James raised nearly $2,600 for the American Heart Association through their "Jump Rope for Heart" event.

Updated Jan 25, 2015 at 11:21 AM

Thomas Wolfe wrote, "You can’t go home again," but Ethan Hildebrandt is certainly making it work through his first couple weeks teaching math at St. James High School.

Updated Jan 19, 2015 at 8:40 AM

Bitter and dangerous cold, along with snow and blizzard conditions, combined to force local schools to alter their plans earlier this month.

Updated Jan 18, 2015 at 10:50 AM

In his first meeting since being elected in November, Richard Spitzner was an activist board member during Monday’s meeting of the St. James school board, agitating to change the time of the monthly meetings, put the contracts of...

Updated Jan 14, 2015 at 3:12 PM

The Butterfield-Odin K-4 Holiday Concert will be held on Tuesday, January 20 from 2:30 p.m. until 3:05 p.m. at the Butterfield-Odin large gym.  The concert for grades 5-12 will be held on Wednesday, January 28 at 7 p.m. 

Updated Dec 28, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Starting Jan. 1, 2015, driver’s education programs in Minnesota will become more rigorous, with teen drivers being required to put in more hours behind the wheel--among other changes.

Updated Dec 24, 2014 at 8:06 AM

St. James High School has a new reading program, Read 180, making its debut in this second trimester of the year, and Brooke McGuire, the reading specialist in charge of the program, said research has proved this method accelerates...

Updated Dec 10, 2014 at 7:26 AM

The St. James School Board held their District 840 Truth in Taxation public hearing prior to their regularly scheduled board meeting Monday night, and the levy payable in 2015 was set at $1,870,604, an increase of $191,781--or 11.4...

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