P.O. Box 429
Mt. Lake, MN 56159
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, “After the bond failed, the remaining members were split on the issue. It’s taken a while to regain trust among board members to move forward on filling the position.”
At last Monday’s 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, “It’s a privilege to be appointed and I’m excited to be involved.”
Fast’s 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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