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Angela Harvala, a fifth grade teacher at Princeton’s North Elementary School, was surprised by the Milken Family Foundation as Minnesota’s latest recipient of the prestigious Milken Educator Award. The national award recognizes outstanding excellence in education and includes a $25,000 cash prize. Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius and Dr. Jane Foley, foundation senior vice president for [...]

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Princeton School District voters approved a $29.95 million referendum Tuesday night that will ensure the building of a new K-2 elementary school and provide security and school improvements at the district’s other three school buildings. The referendum passed by 606 votes,  1,675 to 1,069. Sixty-one percent of those turning out at the polls cast a [...]

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The Princeton Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance regarding two calls of suspicious activity that our agency received this week. The following are two separate incidences that had occurred and appear unrelated to each other. At about 4 p.m. on Monday, April 7, a woman reported that while walking her children in the 800 block [...]

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Does the government have a responsibility to inform the public of its activities? Both our nation and state were founded on the principles of self-government, including that the government exists to serve the people, not the other way around. That would suggest that the government has an obligation to be as transparent as reasonably possible [...]

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To protect Minnesota schoolchildren from forecasted dangerously cold weather, Governor Mark Dayton announced today that all of the state’s K-12 public schools will be closed next Monday, January 6th. The National Weather Service predicts that most of the state will experience the coldest temperatures in a decade next Monday, with lows reaching -30 degrees and [...]

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