Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical has been talking about buying Bergwall Arena from the Red Wing School District for years. But the college depended on getting funding from the Legislature to make the sale a reality. That funding never came, and the arena remains property of the school district.
Minnesota was not among the states picked to receive billions in federal education dollars, but Red Wing School District officials said that won't slow efforts to investigate a state program that could have given the district access to those funds.
The battle to save Red Wing's students in poverty continues to wage.
Programs and community partnerships continue to strengthen, Supt. Stan Slessor said Thursday — one day after the U.S. Census Bureau released new figures for students living in poverty.
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