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Osakis Superintendent Joe Broderick will be leaving the school district a bit earlier than initially planned.

At its regular meeting on Monday, Feb. 13, the Osakis School Board was expected to accept Broderick's resignation effective Feb. 28. (The meeting took place after this issue of the Review went to print.)

Broderick's original departure date was at the end of his three-year contract term, June 30, 2017.

When contacted by the Osakis Review on Friday, Broderick said he received a last-second job offer in the Twin Cities that he and his family couldn't turn down.

"Unfortunately, businesses in the private sector don't follow school calendars so I'll be leaving part way through the school year," Broderick said. "It will be bittersweet, but this will allow us to live closer to family and provide ample opportunity for my wife's work."

The school board agenda stated that the board will consider appointing Randy Bergquist, elementary principal, as interim superintendent.

Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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