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Plans have been shelved for the Horizon Middle School in Moorhead. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Moorhead shelves proposed addition to Horizon in favor of long-term look at school needs

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MOORHEAD – School District officials here have shelved the idea – at least for now – of creating a fifth- and sixth-grade addition to Horizon Middle School.


The idea was included in a plan unanimously approved in November by the School Board. It called for potentially asking voters to sign off on the addition sometime between 2015 and 2017.

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Helmut Schmidt
Helmut Schmidt was born in Germany, but grew up in the Twin Cities area, graduating from Park High School of Cottage Grove. After serving a tour in the U.S. Army, he attended the University of St. Thomas in St Paul, Minn., graduating in 1984 with a degree in journalism. He then worked at the Albert Lea (Minn.) Tribune and served as managing editor there for three years. He joined The Forum in October 1989, working as a copy editor until 2000. Since then, he has worked as a reporter on several beats, including education, Fargo city government, business and military affairs. He is currently The Forum's K-12 education reporter.
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