Monticello council members have approved a contract with a telecommunications industry professional who will complete a broadband alliance feasibility study. In late July, the Grand Rapids-based Blandin Foundation announced it had awarded six grants totaling $123,190 to assist rural Minnesota communities in advancing high-speed Internet access and use in their communities, including a grant to [...]

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It’s shortly before 9 a.m. on a recent Friday morning and the kindergarten classrooms at Pinewood Elementary are abuzz with the chattering of little voices, sharing a meal together before they began their day of learning. Students were almost unanimous in excitedly saying their favorite part of that day’s breakfast was a muffin. In the [...]

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With an early season record of 6-2, one wouldn’t think the Magic volleyball team has had to face much adversity thus far. But the nature of volleyball is that each set brings adversity. In rally scoring, rallies are guaranteed. Good runs will come and bad runs will happen. And typically the team that reacts best [...]

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The Magic girls cross country program officially started a new chapter last Thursday, running their first meet without a Seidenkranz sister in eight years. It was a pretty good first page. Monti totaled 76 points, finished third out of 12 teams at their home invite. St. Michael-Albertville won the meet with 45 points and Marshall [...]

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For the Magic boys cross country team, a relatively inexperienced outfit, the first meet was about one thing and one thing only. “It was just kind of a get our feet wet type of a meet,” said Coach Dave Wik. “We didn’t really have any expectations going in.” The Magic had expected, however, to get [...]

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