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Boards lean toward consolidation

Support is raised for two-site option

A new dawn for Carlton and Wrenshall schools appears closer than ever before, after Carlton school board members on Monday talked about moving ahead with consolidation.

Carlton board members softened their position on a one-site-only plan Monday, agreeing to start with two facilities — a merged high school at Wrenshall and combined elementary at South Terrace in Carlton. The board left open a vision for construction of a combined one-site school down the line.

News of Carlton’s willingness to proceed in earnest with consolidation was met positively in Wrenshall.

“Personally, I am very excited...

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