Taylors Falls News

01/19/2018 05:19 PM  ~~~Source~~~
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The Chisago Lakes School Board voted to begin the process of separating from Technology and Information Educational Services at the Thursday, January 4 school board meeting. KenOrwoll, the district's Director of Technology, was on hand to explain that due to a change in TIES, the organization no longer offered many viable programs for the district to use.

01/10/2018 11:02 AM  ~~~Source~~~
VIDEO: Frankie MacDonald's winter storm report 

IAZ008>011-018-019-029-030-MNZ086-087-094>096-WIZ054-055-061- 101700- /O.CON.KARX.FG.Y.0001.000000T0000Z-180110T1700Z/ Mitchell-Howard-Winneshiek-Allamakee-Floyd-Chickasaw-Fayette- Clayton-Dodge-Olmsted-Mower-Fillmore-Houston-Crawford-Richland- Grant- Including the cities of Osage, Cresco, Decorah, Waukon, Charles City, New Hampton, Oelwein, Elkader, Dodge Center, Rochester, Austin, Preston, Caledonia, Prairie Du Chien, Richland Center, and Platteville 721 AM CST Wed Jan 10 2018 ...DENSE FOG ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM CST THIS MORNING... * VISIBILITY...a half mile or less. Slow improvements will occur through the rest of the morning.

01/09/2018 06:44 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Minnesota Church Fires Three Musicians Because They Are In Same-Sex Marriages 

Three church musicians in Minnesota have claimed they were fired after the parish priest discovered they were in same-sex marriages. Bob Bernard, Travis Loeffler and Dominic Mitchell were dismissed last month from the Church of St. Joseph in Taylors Falls and the Church of St. Francis Xavier in Shafer, eastern Minnesota.

01/08/2018 02:53 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Pastor rejects gay musicians from Minnesota Catholic Church 

Members of a rural Catholic parish in eastern Minnesota are at odds over the dismissal of three gay men from a church musical ensemble after the new pastor learned they are in same-sex marriages. The Pioneer Press reports that Bob Bernard, one of the dismissed men, said he has no plans to leave the church and that none of them wants the pastor's decision to lead to protests against the Catholic Church.

01/05/2018 11:47 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Rural Minnesota Catholic parish dismisses musicians over gay marriages 

TAYLORS FALLS, Minn.-For weeks now, a Catholic parish in the rural St. Croix River Valley north of the Twin Cities has been praying through turmoil, brought by a trio of startling dismissals. On one hand, even many of the most distressed don't want any of the 400 or so parishioners to leave the Church of St. Joseph in Taylors Falls and the Church of St. Francis Xavier in Shafer.

12/29/2017 02:05 PM  ~~~Source~~~
2017 new faces, old friends, the year in review 

The North Branch Area public schools community is sending positive wishes to Superintendent Dr. Deb Henton who is in the running to be selected as superintendent of the year nationally. Henton was named Minnesota's Superintendent of the Year in the fall.

12/22/2017 05:42 PM  ~~~Source~~~
D.A.R.E. graduation program recognizes winners 

Taylors Falls Elementary D.A.R.E. program featured awards, as well as guest speaker former Police Chief Kevin Stenson. Above: Essay winners Alexis Robinson, Carston Schaefer and Laney Gibbs pose with officer Cory Spencer.