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College, high school officials working on smooth fall transition

Students at Minnesota State Community and Technical College-Wadena, can expect minimal changes to their fall schedules due to a space-sharing arrangement with the local high school, M State officials say.

For approximately the next two years, M State - Wadena will be housing grades 9-12 for the Wadena-Deer Creek High School, which was severely damaged in a tornado June 17. M State Provost Cris Valdez said M State students should see few disruptions in their fall schedules because, with some minor scheduling changes, the campus can meet the high school's needs.

"M State students don't need to worry about space availability or the times of the classes offered," Valdez said.

College staff members are continuing to work with high school officials to develop plans for space, schedules and resources. "We feel strongly that it's our duty as a community partner and business to help our sister institution," Valdez said.

As a member of the Minnesota State College and Universities System, M State serves more than 6,500 students in credit courses each term through more than 120 career and liberal arts programs at its four campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena, and online. By partnering with communities, the college also provides custom training services and other responsive training programs.