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With the temperatures plunging below 30 degrees below zero, why are Pine River-Backus Schools not closing school to protect our children from the dangers of the weather? Is the lives of the children not more important than resuming school the day after New Year’s?

I think they need to readdress their priorities and think about their irresponsibility when it comes to the safety of the children in the Pine River-Backus School District.

Pastor Dale A.P. Anderson,


Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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