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To the editor; Last week, candidates for school board participated in a Candidate Forum at City Hall. Most of the participants presented positive ideas on a broad set of issues...
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But when asked about the presidential election, she just shook her head. “I think it’s gotten a little crazy,” she said. Farrow agreed. “Especially from the perspective of young people,” the history teacher added. “It’s embarrassing. There’s no decorum, no civility.”
In typical fashion, all three coaches were modest about the state awards in 2015: “The three of us are so old that all the coaches know who we are,” Sorenson said. “I think they felt sorry for us.”
The Health Partners offer includes a benefits match with the county’s current Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) insurance contract. Kroeger said Health Partners initially offered a 5 percent reduction over the renewal offer from BCBS, then BCBS reduced its offer by 2 percent and Health Partners responded with an additional 2 percent reduction.
In addition, the financial impact could be significant for school districts, because the local high school loses all state-aid dollars attached to each PSEO student and the money goes to the university instead. That means between $6,000 and $7,000 less per student, school board member Dave Battaglia pointed out, adding that it’s worth investing in getting teachers the extra college classes for themselves.
“All it takes is one event — the death of a family member, a fire, illness, or maybe they lose their job — and people who were stable are all of a sudden struggling,” she said. “It’s so nice to work at this event because you can actually do something about it.
Questions will focus on Cloquet topics only, the type of things a city councillor might have to vote on. “Old-fashioned, polite civility” will be the order of the day at this non-partisan event, Korby stressed.