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Lillian Goldfine's respect for teachers prompted her a decade ago to create an annual award that honored their work. Goldfine — who was known for her generosity and compassion — died Wednesday in Scottsdale, Ariz. She was 87. "Lillian Goldfine cared deeply about education and recognized just how important great teachers are to the success of our students," said Duluth school district Superintendent Bill Gronseth. "Lillian also knew that the efforts of teachers often go unrecognized and wanted to shine a light on their good works."
A new grant given to the College of St. Scholastica will allow it to offer scholarships to more than 30 students aiming to teach science or math in a high-needs area. The National Science Foundation awarded the college $1.2 million to increase the number of new math and science teachers committed to teaching in rural and urban high-need Minnesota communities around Duluth, St. Cloud and St. Paul. It is a five-year project. The idea is to improve STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education, and help fill a teacher shortage in those areas.
The Duluth School Board Tuesday night voted to refinance a chunk of long-range facilities plan debt, reducing taxpayer burden by $6.8 million over the next 11 years. The board was acting on advice from financial advisers who said earlier in the month that the market was right to refinance one particular bond, which helped pay for the $315 million plan. A favorable sale of debt Tuesday morning means savings of $624,000 a year through 2028, when the bond will be paid in full.
More than 20 people worked to rescue Bayfield County sheriff's deputy David Dawson Monday night, as he clung to a tree after his vehicle was swept away in a swollen...
Seventy-seven official reports of bullying in the Duluth school district were made this past school year — just one fewer than the previous year, when a new state-mandated bullying policy was put in place.
Another fireworks season is upon us, which means hours of quaking dogs cowering in closets, whimpering under beds or running for the hills. What can be a celebratory time for...
A Duluth woman arrested this week on charges of felony drug possession and child endangerment is no longer employed by the Duluth school district. Chantel Elaine Dybvig, 31, was arrested in a Hermantown hotel room Monday night along with Ellis Scott Tooles, 29, of Eagan, Minn. They were charged in State District Court after being arrested in the Econo Lodge Hotel, where she had her two children and another child, along with 91 grams of methamphetamine, 5 grams of heroin, a large amount of cash and other evidence of drug sales, according to a criminal complaint.
The Duluth school district's summer breakfast and lunch program served nearly 47,000 meals last year. This year the district is working to serve even more, as Minnesota is among the...
The Duluth School Board voted Tuesday night to move forward with plans to replace the rubber mulch that’s used on most district elementary school playgrounds. The board voted unanimously on...
Four retirements mean four new principals in Duluth school district schools next year. East High School as well as Myers-Wilkins, Homecroft and Stowe elementary schools will have new leaders following the retirements of Laurie Knapp, Stephanie Heilig, Cher Obst and Larry Udesen, respectively. Each of the elementary schools garnered more than 40 applicants — with some applying to each — and East drew more than 20.