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Hermantown cheerleaders perform a routine at the Minnesota boys’ high school hockey tournament earlier this year. The school district has cut its cheerleading program as part of overall budget reductions for next year. (Photo courtesy of Angie Grimsbo)

Move to can Hermantown cheerleading draws boos

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Some Hermantown cheerleaders and their supporters were surprised by the elimination of the district’s cheer program last week, and one School Board member said he was “blindsided” by the proposal.


The board voted to eliminate funding for the program as part of more than $250,000 in recommended budget cuts and investments for next year.

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