District 728 Community Education

District 728 Community Education’s annual Family Fun Night, which attracted 600 people last year, attracted even more this year.  Event organizers are estimating more than 800 turned out for the May 4 event at the Handke Family Center. Those who came helped celebrate children’s mental health and wellness. The event is sponsored by BRIDGES (Bringing [...]

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District 728 Community Education’s annual Family Fun Night, which attracted 600 people last year, is planned for 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 4 at the Handke Family Center, 1170 Main St., Elk River. The public is invited to join in to celebrate children’s mental health and wellness. The event is free and open to [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor As a youngster Albert Harold Quie thought he lacked courage. He didn’t as an adult. And at 88 years of age, the former Minnesota governor and Congressman, who once ran with a street gang just to gain insight into the young men caught up in that life, continues to put up [...]

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District 728 Community Education is offering a number of home and garden-related classes this spring. The list includes: •Couponing 101: Learn the basics of couponing from 6-9 p.m. Monday, May 7 at the Handke Center, Elk River. $19 per individual or $35 per pair. •The Art of Sushi: 6-9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at Elk [...]

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by Britt Aamodt Contributing writer In fairy tales, crucial pieces of information are often hidden, like Rumpelstiltskin’s name or the reason why the princess can’t get a good night’s sleep (someone snuck a pea under her mattress). To many people, who grew up in an era in which a handshake provided an opening for a [...]

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The same District 728 Community Education staff who stepped up into new roles after $300,000 was cut from the department’s budget two years ago deserves to have the Elk River Area School District step up for them now. The $117,000 price tag may seem costly, but that’s only because the district admittedly dragged its feet [...]

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(Editor’s note: The following post has been updated to provided clarity to the issue of pay equity written about this article.) by Jim Boyle Editor The District 728 Community Education staff who stepped up into new roles after $300,000 was cut from the department’s budget  two years ago is finally about to be rewarded financially. [...]

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The Zimmerman City Council voted Monday to collaborate with District 728 Community Education for a community open-gym program, which should start in mid-January. Open gym will offer access to gym space and equipment in the high school’s gymnasium and will be available through May to community residents on Wednesday and Sunday nights for a nominal [...]

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