Loren Martell

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Bye-bye, Bill

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Former Duluth school superintendent leaves a stained legacy in his wake

Evolving?

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Onward

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Off we go

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She added that she and her team needed to feel “comfortable and confident with the enrollment projections.” they were bringing forward.”

Oooooof!!

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Five Million Dollars Richer (or poorer)

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While expressing his “gratitude,” the Superintendent included a not-so-subtle message that cheap Duluthians were still just barely stepping up to the plate, and that “our level of local support is now just under the State average…”  

The Deep, Black Hole

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Government officials, especially in the boardroom of ISD 709, tend to look at the public’s money differently than they would look at their own.

Reality Rides into the Sunset

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A number of other citizens also spoke from the podium. Members of the teachers’ union stood before the Board, wearing cardboard placards demanding “Truth, Integrity, Honesty” and “LAYOFFS and Classroom Cuts Are On YOUR Backs NOT ours.”

The Wide Divide

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In fairness, the problems in the East can not be completely minimized. The Red Plan, though unquestionably more devastating on the western end of town, was to some degree an equal-opportunity train wreck.