Two people were taken to area hospitals following a two-vehicle crash on Highway 95 in Princeton Saturday, April 5. According to the Minnesota State Patrol: Nicolas Izzo, 39, of Isanti, was traveling eastbound on Highway 95 shortly after 9 p.m.  in a 2009 Hyundai Sonata, approaching the northbound ramps of Highway 169, when a 2005 [...]

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Six parents and nine children attended the Native American Family Night March 20 in the district office building to say what they like about the district and what they would improve. Superintendent Julia Espe facilitated Native American Night and introduced the subject to the School Board on April 1. Jim Muckenhirn, who is interning in [...]

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The Princeton School Board approved the following business at its April 1 meeting. Written by Joel Stottrup. Auditing contract The board approved a contract with the CPA firm, Kern, DeWenter, Viere, Ltd., to audit the district’s financial statements for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2014, 2015 and 2016. The firm is to be paid [...]

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The Princeton School Board has approved two new policies — one on use of school facilities, and the other on requesting school district data. The board approved both policies together in one motion in a 6-1 vote, with board member Chuck Nagle voting no. Nagle said his disagreement related to notices in the data request [...]

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It’s April – time to celebrate service! This year National Volunteer Week is April 6-12. All over the United States and Canada, this special week is set aside to recognize those who engage in their communities as volunteers in a myriad of ways, and to encourage others to do so. It’s about demonstrating that, by [...]

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A terrific new movie describes Cesar Chavez, a remarkable American whose influence continues to help Americans – and Minnesotans. Having seen the movie, talked with people who knew Chavez and had a tiny role in his work, I strongly recommend the picture. The movie “Cesar Chavez” was released March 28 and is rated PG-13. Here’s [...]

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As April opened with wind-driven snow and temperatures that still featured wind-chill readings, Minnesotans longingly looked from their windows waiting for the day when ice-covered lakes would open and fresh-water fishing could resume. It’s a way of life and in Minnesota sport fishing is a $2.8 billion industry of vital importance to the state’s economy [...]

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