Another form of state testing shows the Princeton School District is improving in proficiency, growth, achievement gap reduction, graduation rates and more. The district saw a “significant increase” in the scores from the state’s Multiple Measurements Rating, or MMR, and Focus Ratings for 2014, said the district’s director of teaching and learning, Julie Williams, this [...]

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With a total fund balance of nearly $12.51 million, the Princeton School District is in financially stable condition. Nancy Schulzetenberg, with the accounting firm, KDV, has cautioned the School Board to closely monitor its enrollment. Sculzetenberg raised the concern while presenting the school district’s 2013-14 year audit report to the board Oct. 21. Schulzetenberg pointed [...]

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The Princeton City Council and Princeton Public Utilities are reducing sewer and water access fees assessed to two people. The two receiving the reductions are Thomas Rogers and Sharon Osborn, each having a separate case. Sewer access charges are the city’s jurisdiction, while water access charges come under the control of the Princeton Public Utilities [...]

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Sam Van Cleave is a meat cutter at Coborn’s in Princeton. He is a native of Roseau near the northern Minnesota border and his wife, Erica, is a native of Rainy River, Canada. They have three children: Zennah, 12, Zayden, 10, and Zandar, 3. He enjoys camping with his family and also enjoys hunting and [...]

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Maybe, in this all-too-serious world, we need to laugh more. Imagine a meeting where you can laugh at Laurel and Hardy films, along with shorts on “Popeye the Sailorman” and “The Little Rascals.” That was the agenda for the Bloomington Brats October meeting, a tent of the Sons of the Desert International Laurel and Hardy [...]

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The Princeton Area Chamber of Commerce has hired Karen Michels, Zimmerman, as its new executive director. Michels, a native of Houston, Texas, has lived in Zimmerman since 1996.  She has been active in Zimmerman and Princeton civic work. Michels served an eight-year stretch on the Zimmerman City Council starting in 2002. Two months ago she [...]

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Princeton has hired Princeton native Jolene Foss as its new community development director. The Princeton City Council hired her at its Oct. 23 council meeting to fill the vacancy left by Carie Fuhrman, who left the job at the end of September. Cambridge City Administrator Lynda Wolfe was part of the interview team with Princeton [...]

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