Weather Forecast

Hermantown High School cheerleader Courtney Martin (center) — holding hands with teammates Megan Gries (left) and Lexie Pohl — breaks into a smile after Hermantown School Board members voted to restore funding for the cheer program at Monday’s board meeting. (Steve Kuchera /

Hermantown School Board reverses course on cheerleading cuts

Email News Alerts

Two weeks after eliminating funding for cheerleading — a move that led to community outcry and surprise — the Hermantown School Board voted to reinstate money for the program Monday night.


A crowd of often emotional supporters packing the small boardroom lined the wall and sat on the floor to both hear the board and speak about the activity.

Get the full story
Subscribe or Log In

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? Activate your account.

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us or call (800) 456-8080 and we can help you.