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Observer/Advocate
P.O. Box 429
Mt. Lake, MN 56159
Phone: 507-427-2725
Fax: 507-427-2724


Six members of the Mt. Lake Public School Board meet every month. But there should be seven.

A vacancy came up when Julie Peters resigned in December 2013 because of health reasons.

Chair Doug Standerwick commented, ďAfter the bond failed, the remaining members were split on the issue. Itís taken a while to regain trust among board members to move forward on filling the position.Ē

At last Mondayís meeting, the board chose Tom Fast of rural Bingham Lake to fill the vacancy. Fast, a dairy farmer, and his wife Marilyn have five children. Karina is employed in Sioux City, Iowa, Joshua is a freshman at South Dakota State University- Brookings, Aaron and Andrew are 10th-graders and Anika a sixth-grader, all at Mt. Lake Public School.

Fast, who has lived in the area all his life and is a 1978 MLP graduate, expressed a strong interest in becoming a member. He said, ďItís a privilege to be appointed and Iím excited to be involved.Ē

Fastís family has a history of service to the district.

His father served as a board member for Mt. Lake Public School for 18 years.

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