Feeding students, fueling minds: Red Lake School District opens new cafeteria with good nutrition a top priority
RED LAKE -- A school district recognized nationally for its healthy lunch program will now be able to deliver meals to students in a state-of-the-art facility.
On Wednesday, Red Lake School District officials, construction company representatives and area legislators gathered in the newly finished cafeteria and kitchen space located between the high school and middle school facilities. The opening ceremony marked the end of a project started as a bonding request to the Minnesota Legislature.
In 2013, the district was successful in obtaining $5.5 million from the Legislature's bonding bill to fund the majority of the project, with Red Lake contributing roughly $69,000. According to Red Lake School District Superintendent Anne Lundquist, the project broke ground in June 2015 and took just less than a year to finish.