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Carlton picks short-term superintendent

The Carlton school board has chosen its next superintendent to replace Gwen Carman, who is leaving for a job in southeastern Minnesota.

John Engstrom said the Carlton job appealed to him because it's a one-year stint and not too far from where he is living, southwest of Minneapolis near Lake Minnetonka. The school board officially hired Engstrom during an online meeting Monday.

The district will pay Engstrom $108,243 on a one-year contract that begins July 1.

Engstrom's last job was at Friess Lake School District outside of Milwaukee, where he was the district administrator, the equivalent to...

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