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Perham sixth grade student JoJo Winkels is one of many younger students happy to have art classes back. Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS

Art classes back at elementary, middle schools

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Five years is a long time for a child to wait.

Although most students at Prairie Wind Middle School probably don’t realize it, that’s how long they’ve been waiting for the opportunity to take an art class.


The middle school has been without art since 2008, when the school district’s two-person art department was reduced down to one half-time position at the high school.

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