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Granite Falls Advocate Tribune
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  • The latest local Education news and information for Granite Falls MN and beyond.
Updated Jul 1, 2016 at 1:31 PM

When I was crowned a Western Fest princess a year ago, I was excited for the year that was to come. I was excited to get to travel to parades and to get dressed up in my brand new, sparkly crown. What I wasn’t expecting was the amount of confidence and poise I would gain or the sense of pride I would have for my town.

Updated Jul 1, 2016 at 11:10 AM

The quality of education in our country has come up frequently in discussions over the past few years. The Wee Read program, created in 2002, has been designed to help with one of the basic needs of education - the desire and understanding of...

Updated Jun 16, 2016 at 2:12 PM

Teacher Cindy Lavin retired at the end of the 2015-2016 school year. Lavin, who taught a whole myriad of different grade levels and classrooms at BRE, has spent her time spreading her knowledge with the young children of the local communities.

Updated Jun 16, 2016 at 1:53 PM

BRE elementary teacher Peggy Kvam retired at the end of the 2015-2016 school year. Kvam had served in both Clarkfield and Granite Falls as an educator. The following is a Q/A with Kvam that talks about her love and passion for teaching and...

Updated Jun 9, 2016 at 4:44 PM

As the class of 2016 graduated Friday, June 3rd, those in attendance for the ceremony were able to witness a rare occurrence. Not one, but three valedictorians made their way to the podium giving their individual words of wisdom to their fellow...

Updated Jun 2, 2016 at 12:25 PM

This year was the pilot run for a new program at the Yellow Medicine East school district that aims to create bridges between both BRE and YME students. The Sting Mentorship program lifted off the ground for the first time this year thanks to the...

Updated Jun 2, 2016 at 11:06 AM

If you have driven down 9th Avenue lately you most likely noticed a new addition to the football field. A retaining wall, 400 square feet in length, was assembled on the east side of the field.

Updated Jun 2, 2016 at 10:46 AM

Michael Pate a 1997 Minnesota West Fluid Power graduate came back to tour campus with his daughter, Rachel, recently in association with the Minnesota West Graduation earlier this month. Rachel wants to follow in her dad’s footsteps and is a...

Updated May 19, 2016 at 2:46 PM

Top students from Minnesota West Community & Technical College––Granite Falls campus attended the Business Professionals of America 2016 National Leadership Conference, “This is our Time,” in Boston, Massachusetts May 5-9.

Updated May 13, 2016 at 11:07 AM

On Monday, May 16 Yellow Medicine East will hold its annual spring vocal music concert featuring the Junior High Choir, Concert Choir, and Chamber Choir.

Updated May 13, 2016 at 10:48 AM

Principal Ryan Luft presented to the board the background and development of the how the district is heading away from the National Honor Society and towards a state focused approach.

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