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Duchscher elected school board chair

Rosemount resident Rob Duchscher was elected chairperson of the District 196 School Board for 2013 at the board's annual organization meeting Jan. 7. This will be Duchscher's fourth year as chairperson during his 13 years on the board. He was first elected in 1999 and previously served as board chairperson in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

The board also elected Jackie Magnuson to be vice chairperson, Gary Huusko clerk and Art Coulson treasurer for 2013 at its Jan. 7 organization meeting, and approved assignments to four board committees and organizations on which the school board is represented.

The school board holds regular meetings on Mondays at least once each month according to a schedule approved by the board each spring. Regular meetings begin at 6 p.m. at Dakota Ridge School, 4629 144th St. W., Apple Valley. All regular meetings are videotaped for playback on District 196 TV on local education access channels and are available to webstream on demand at the morning following each regular meeting.