Wrenshall will entertain Carlton site


September 15, 2023

Brady Slater

Mark Rhoades, contracting for AIM Electronics of Eden Prairie, installs a new scoreboard and shot clocks inside Wrenshall School gymnasium on Monday. A fundraising committee raised nearly $40,000 for the scoreboard that will serve Carlton/Wrenshall Raptors boys and girls basketball games, as well as volleyball games. Beginning with the 2023-24 season, shot clocks in basketball are required by the Minnesota State High School League in order to host home games. "They look awesome," board member Ben Johnson said. The school board agreed unanimously to continue to keep the scoreboard committee intact in order to turn its attention to fundraising to replace the vintage football field scoreboard.

In the ongoing back-and-forth between school boards considering a merger between districts, the Wrenshall contingent unanimously agreed Monday to consider the South Terrace site in Carlton as a proposed one-site option with its neighboring district.

But, the Wrenshall board's latest formal letter opened the door for a tour of all three school buildings between the two communities. Previously, Carlton had agreed to reopen consolidation discussions provided the existing South Terrace was the only option for consideration.

"While we are open to one campus located at South Terrace, it would be...

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