District welcomes new superintendent


June 16, 2023

Brady Slater

New superintendent of the Wrenshall school district Jeff Pesta.

There's a new superintendent in Wrenshall following unanimous school board approval Monday.

Retired Deer River superintendent Jeff Pesta was approved for a part-time role. It's what the financially strapped district could afford and what Pesta, 58, wanted to work.

"I wanted to continue to work part-time," he said. "It's like scratching an itch. Working through challenges, solving problems, that's something I still want to do."

Pesta replaces Kim Belcastro, who spent 11 years in the role, including a tumultuous period late in her tenure that left her fending off repeated attacks from board...

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