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Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
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Board Approves Tech-Apollo Boys Hockey Co-Op

The St. Cloud area school board approved a Tech and Apollo boys hockey co-op on Thursday night. The combination of the teams will be in place for at least two years. Apollo and Tech boys hockey will be combined into one class AA team.

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Dan DeBaun,WJON
Dan DeBaun,WJON
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UPDATE: District 742 to Start Fall Classes After Labor Day This Year

St. Cloud area schools are going back to starting fall classes after Labor Day this year. The school board approved their 2016-2017 school year calendar during their Thursday night meeting.

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Brian Jones and Matt Neuman. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Brian Jones and Matt Neuman. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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St. Cloud Area Adaptive Floor Hockey Duo are All-Star Students [VIDEO]

Two players on the St. Cloud area Adaptive Floor Hockey team have been picked as top players in the state. Apollo and Tech freshmen Matt Neuman and Brian Jones both made the All-Tournament Team at state for adaptive floor hockey.

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Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
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Friends of Clark Field Hope Varsity Sports Will Return to Site

With the news that District 742 would maintain Clark Field last week, the Friends of Clark Field group is now exploring options to restore the field for varsity sports. The original proposal to build a $26 million early childhood education, community education, media services and district administration facility on the site has been reconsidered by the district.

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Clark Field (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Clark Field (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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St. Cloud District Halts Demolition of Clark Field

The St. Cloud area school district is halting demolition of Clark Field while they mull all other options for a future site to place early childhood education programs. The district originally had a plan to put in a $25 million building on the field for early childhood education, community education, adult basic education, the district welcome center, media services and the administrative offices.

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Photo by WJON.com's Dan DeBaun
Photo by WJON.com's Dan DeBaun
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Election Results: District 742 Voters Reject $167 Million Referendum

Voters in the St. Cloud Area School District rejected a $167 million bond referendum today (Tuesday). With 13 precincts - out of 13 - as well as Absentee ballots reporting so far, there are 7,393 'yes' votes, and 8,460 'no' votes.

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Behind the Scenes: Touring St. Cloud Tech High School [VIDEO]

This week in our "Behind the Scenes" series on WJON, we go behind the walls of St. Cloud Technical High School and see the issues District 742 says the school faces. While the nearly 100-year-old building may stand tall from the outside, inside it's a different story.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON
Dan DeBaun, WJON
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Involved in Tennis, Track, Link Crew and Orchestra, Sam Gerdes is All Star Student [VIDEO]

This week for our All Star Student series we hit the Apollo High School tennis courts to meet with junior Sam Gerdes. Sam is no stranger to after school activities. She's involved in anything from athletics to helping freshman students at Apollo through Link Crew.

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A portion of the Apollo track that has started to fall apart. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
A portion of the Apollo track that has started to fall apart. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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Apollo Athletic Field and Track Being Fixed and Updated This Summer [VIDEO]

The Apollo High School athletic field and track will see some much needed improvements this summer. District 742 buildings and ground supervisor Bryan Brown says the rubber track is falling apart and desperately needed to be fixed. The plan is to eventually put turf in on the football field-all of the summer modifications will work towards that goal.

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Four St. Cloud Area Schools Honored For Improvement in Student Behavior

Four schools in the St. Cloud area school district were honored by the Minnesota Department of Education on Wednesday. Oak Hill Community School, Apollo High School, Talahi Community School and Westwood Elementary School were among 36 schools recognized for their work using the positive behavioral intervention and supports (PBIS) program.

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Make New Friends (and Preserve Your Sanity) by Joining ECFE

I signed up for Early Childhood Family Education the week my daughter was born. Heck, I’d never done this parent thing before, I was a stay-at-home mom and I knew I needed help! Well, parenthood turned out to be even tougher than I thought but ECFE was even better than I expected. This week you have an opportunity to learn more about the program.

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