MINOT, N.D. -- In his first year as superintendent of Minot's public schools, Mark Vollmer is stepping into a mess: Record flooding wrecked six of his schools, forcing the district to delay the start of the year and many of his students and teachers haven't yet returned to their homes.
Vollmer, who spent the past six years as the North Dakota district's high school principal, says he doesn't have time to be overwhelmed.
"No one is spending any time here having a pity party," he said. "We're digging in and taking care of business. We've got to."(Read more...)