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Elk River School Referendum Gets Mixed Results

Elk River's School District faces some new challenges after the win and loss of two school levy referendums.

A referendum to renew Elk River School District's $3 million levy passed by just 59 votes last night...but voters clearly said "no" to any more money for schools.

The operating levy will provide $196 per student, and will help the district maintain its existing curri

Forest Lake Voters Say 'No' to School Levy

The Forest Lake School District faces deep budget cuts after an operating levy and bond were voted down. 

Suspicious Smell Forces Evacuation of Prior Lake Elementary School

Officials evacuated Westwood Elementary School in Prior Lake early Monday morning after a custodian detected a possible gas leak in the building.

The custodian first noticed a suspicious smell near the boiler room around 5:30 a.m.  He quickly noticed the auxiliary boilers was not functioning properly and shut it down.

Why Adjust Boundary Lines at Stillwater Schools? Superintendent Provides Answers

Faced with overcrowding schools, a "Boundary Team" has been meeting to mull over the best plan for adjusting boundary lines.

Many parents are asking why the boundary lines need to change.

Storm Leaves Waconia Football Field in the Dark

Tuesday's storm, which brought 50 mph winds through Minnesota, left the Waconia football field in the dark.

The Wildcats were set for their play-off game against Mankato East at 7 p.m.

With the power out, Waconia Activities Director Dave Kuehn had to come up with a new plan.

Waconia Schools Face Overcrowding Issues

Waconia schools have been facing a growing student body for the past five years. The Facilities Committee has come up with a list of both short and long-term fixes.

Prior Lake-Savage School Board Approves Six-Period Days

It's unanimous. High School and middle school students in the Prior Lake-Savage School District will switch to a six-period school day next year.

The School Board vote 5 -0, Tuesday night to move from a seven-period day to six beginning in the 2011-2012 school year.