Workers in career and technical fields are in short supply, and there are several reasons for it — not the least of which is the shortage of teachers who can ignite student interest in these fields in middle and high school, say those closest to the issue. The need for teachers is “critical,” said Tom Leuthner, director of the Pine to Prairie Cooperative Center in Red Lake Falls, Minn. “Even our state legislature is looking at some alternatives and ways we can get qualified teachers back in the classroom. It’s not an easy process.”
INKSTER, N.D. — Faith Lutheran Church, a stately white church with a soaring belltower and quintessential sanctuary, has stood as a beacon for the faithful for 134 years, but now it is in danger of closing. Members recently launched a GoFundMe website in hopes of raising $25,000 to make property improvements and keep the church open in Inkster, a village of about 50 residents located 40 miles northwest of Grand Forks.