Loren Martell

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Thu. Feb. 27th, 2020


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Thu. May. 2nd, 2019


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Thu. Apr. 18th, 2019

Off we go

by Loren Martell

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

Thu. Feb. 7th, 2019


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Thu. Nov. 29th, 2018

Five Million Dollars Richer (or poorer)

by Loren Martell

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…”  

Thu. Jul. 19th, 2018

The Deep, Black Hole

by Loren Martell

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.

Thu. Dec. 28th, 2017

Reality Rides into the Sunset

by Loren Martell

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.”

Thu. Dec. 7th, 2017

The Wide Divide

by Loren Martell

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.