Adult students who are working on earning a Minnesota General Educational Development diploma have until Dec. 31 to complete their testing requirements.
After the deadline, GED students will have to take new GED tests with a greater emphasis on applying what they have learned, reports the Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning. GED students who do not complete the current testing requirements by the end of the year will have to retake all five tests.
GED tests scheduled for release in 2002 will ask learners to interpret materials such as, editorial cartoons, graphs and business correspondence that cut across traditional classroom subject areas. This will bring the GED curriculum up to date while continuing to ensure GED graduates achieve at the same level as public high school graduates in reading, writing, social studies, science and mathematics.
For more information about the GED program, contact Pat Rupp at 651-582-8437 or visit the Web site at http://cfl.state.mn.us/ged/ged.htm.
Baxter cityphone numbers listed
BAXTER -- The Baxter Police Department and city hall officials issued a reminder to residents on its current phone numbers. Those numbers were published incorrectly in recently published phone books. The non-emergency number for the police is 855-5090. The department can also be reached by calling the Crow Wing County Law Enforcement Center at 829-4749.
The general city hall number is 855-5100.
Sams calls for health task force
Sen. Dallas Sams, DFL-Staples, and Senate Assistant Majority Leader John Hottinger, DFL-Anoka, Thursday called for the formation of a tripartisan task force on health care reform. They proposed the 2002 session be dedicated to discussion and action on health care reform.
Sams said significant reform was enacted in the 2001 Legislature in long-term care. They said efforts to reverse the trend of increasing premiums and decreasing access would be a priority.
Additions made to fair schedule
Hildebrant's Midway of Fun will be adding helicopter rides, a circus and petting zoo to their carnival at the Crow Wing County Fair Aug. 7-12.
The open class beef, swine, sheep and market goat judging will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, and not Friday as stated in the main judging schedule of the premium list, according to fair organizers in a news release.
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