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December 10, 2017
Godwin Gakpe, an Ellsworth High School exchange student from Ghana, had his first impression of the United States from the movies and that fueled his desire to see this country as an exchange student. Sara Tischauser / RiverTown Multimedia
Movies drive exchange student to see America
December 10, 2017 - 9:00am
December 8, 2017
Spring Valley Elementary's current location downtown Spring Valley is an asset to the village, village board members agreed. In a recent meeting between village officials and school board members, they expressed their desire the school stay in the village. File photo
The future of SV Elementary is in community's hands
December 8, 2017 - 8:00am
December 4, 2017
Eleven foreign exchange students are calling Ellsworth home this school year: (from left): Lara-Carolin Auer, Ainara Perez Solis, Godwin Kudzo Gakpe, Sara Fumagalli, Maria Goncalves and Elea Pizzetta (top of sign left to right) Manuel Potes, Cecilia Gonzalez, Joao Afonso Vilas Boas, Alvaro Torres and Luis Gustavo Celestino Lorenzo. Sara Tischauser / RiverTown Multimediaplay button
Ellsworth hosts more exchange students than ever before
December 4, 2017 - 2:00pm
November 28, 2017
Future STEM teachers receive tuition stipends for graduate program
November 28, 2017 - 11:00am
November 24, 2017
This year's Gift Box Program student volunteers are (from left) Rachel Sullivan, Anna Olson, Jake Nevison, Julia VanWatermeulen, Nadia Sigler and Claire Straub. Katie Davidson / RiverTown Multimedia
Ellsworth students show support for local families in Gift Box Program
November 24, 2017 - 11:32am
South Washington County Schools in November settled a civil lawsuit brought against the district. School Board members said the settlement was the best financial decision based on the potential costs associated with going to trial.
South Washington County Schools settles ex-employee's claim for $50,000
November 24, 2017 - 11:00am
November 22, 2017
Patti Wiens returned to New Life Academy Nov. 17 for its 40th anniversary celebration. The non-denominational Christian school and church was founded in 1977 by a group that included Wiens and her husband, the late Pastor Dick Wiens. William Loeffler / RiverTown Multimedia
Forty years on: Woodbury's New Life Academy celebrates 40th anniversary
November 22, 2017 - 7:09am
November 21, 2017
The community cheered for the excellence of Rosemount High School Irish Marching Band. It is the first Minnesota band since 1989 to be invited to march in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade seen by millions on TV and the streets in Manhattan.  Kara Hildreth / contributor
Marching to Manhattan: Rosemount High School Marching Band proud to perform at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
November 21, 2017 - 5:09pm
November 20, 2017
The oldest portion of Spring Valley Elementary School, pictured here, was built in 1929. Later additions have resulted in parts of the school being on different levels. The district is seeking community input on what to do with the building. File photo
Looking ahead to SV Elementary's future
November 20, 2017 - 6:45pm
Owen Matzek performs a solo during the Jazz Ensemble II performance. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimediaplay button
HHS students perform at Jazz and the Winds concert
November 20, 2017 - 3:12pm
November 14, 2017
Leah Restad, a junior at East Ridge High School, scored a perfect 36 on her ACT. Submitted photo courtesy of Sara Restad
A hard ACT to follow: East Ridge junior nails perfect test score
November 14, 2017 - 8:00pm
November 13, 2017
Ethiopian community looks to digital platforms for improved connections
November 13, 2017 - 9:09am
November 11, 2017
St. Mary School students Adalyn Geist, Ryan Willie, Allie Harrold and Cameron Strege hand out handmade gifts to local veterans who attended the school's Veterans Day ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Jordan Willi / RiverTown Multimediaplay button
WATCH: St. Mary students honor veterans
November 11, 2017 - 12:00pm
November 10, 2017
The Rosemount High School Irish Marching Band, pictured here at an August performance, will receive a community send-off Nov. 18 as it prepares to march in the Maycy's Parade on Thanksgiving in New York City. Submitted photo
Rosemount marching band gets big send-off for Macy's Parade
November 10, 2017 - 7:17am
November 8, 2017
Elmwood Superintendent Dr. Paul Blanford and his son Tanner are pictured in Tiananmen Square on July 14 as part of their week-long tour of China before joining up with the AASA Discover China Program - Education Delegation. Photo courtesy of Dr. Paul Blanford
Elmwood will welcome Chinese delegation in Spring
November 8, 2017 - 5:00pm