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St. Cloud Times

Asbestos puts state scrutiny on Roosevelt site cleanup

Minnesota state law does not define how quickly the asbestos riddled school must be cleaned up, but when the district begins to clear the rubble from the destroyed school both the state health department and pollution control agency will be watching. July 2014

Sauk-Rapids board OKs $60 student fee for laptops
The Minnesota Public School Fee Law is less than clear when it comes to charging students a fee if they 'choose' to bring home a school-issued device.

STRIDE Academy scraps student supply fee for the year
The charter school's board of directors suspended the per-pupil yearly fee used to purchase supplies amid concerns it violated state public school fee law.

One high school or two? The St. Cloud community examines its options as Technical High School approaches the century mark.

A 'stunning' loss for the city
Roosevelt Education Center is destroyed in an overnight fire.

Transparency lacking during some school district hires
Several school boards refused to allow the public access to superintendent contracts prior to a board vote. 

The Lens

Exclusive coverage of state Superintendent John White’s visit to Lycee Francais, where he promised a change in leadership to French national teachers planning to leave the embattled charter school. Printed in The Times-Picayune.

I broke the story of Lycee Francais top CEO candidate turning down the job after board members knew but before they informed parents and the school community.

After New Beginnings’ board stifled public comment The Lens requested further legal clarification from their board president. At the next meeting, he read portions of the open meetings law aloud and said network agendas would include public comment protocol from then on.

After my first report on neighbors who felt Entergy had not given them fair warning on a $3.4 million substation, the company met with community members and Councilmember LaToya Cantrell.

Mid-City Messenger 




Neighborhood Groups

Entergy's $3.4 million construction project frustrates last remaining neighbors