LITTLE FALLS -- Two former Little Falls School District employees have requested a review of various records relating to their termination.
Charles Herdegen, director of support services, and Maxine Strege, director of teaching and curriculum, obtained an appellate court order seeking review of their termination.
The board Monday held off on releasing the documents so it could discuss the settlement with its attorney. Board members plan to meet at 7 a.m. Wednesday in the high school media center to decide what their next step is.
In Herdegen's statement as part of the Court of Appeals proceedings, Herdegan contends he was never given any type of due process hearing before his termination and that the district ignored the provisions of the Teacher Tenure Act and unilaterally terminated the director of support services. He is seeking $46,388 in current damages and undetermined future damages.
Brainerd PUC meets July 31
The Brainerd Public Utilities Comission will meet at 9 a.m. July 31 in the board room at 1151 Highland Scenic Drive in Baxter.
Road work to start on Highway 71 in Wadena County
BAXTER -- Road work is planned to begin the week of July 24 on 23 miles of U.S. 71 between Wadena and Menahga in Wadena County, reports the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
The project is expected to last five to 10 working days. The limits of the road work extend from the junction with U.S. Highway 10 in Wadena to 7th Avenue in Menahga.
The $199,466 highway improvement consists of seal coating and restriping the highway. Seal coating is a process where oil is put on the road's surface and gravel is spread out on top. The gravel is then rolled into the oil before it "sets" or hardens. The excess gravel is swept up a few hours later.
The procedure is a routine maintenance technique used to seal up small cracks and other imperfections in the bituminous (blacktop) mat to prevent moisture from seeping into the roadbed.
Crews will work from north to south duriEng daylight hours Monday through Friday noon. Up to four mile segments of the highway could be restricted to one lane of travel at a time.
Traffic movements will be controlled by flaggers and pilot cars; as groups of vehicles for each direction will have to take turns using the one available travel lane within the immediate work zone. There will be no overnight or weekend traffic restrictions.
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