Tuesday, April 12, 2011 By Aaron Brown
Naturally, the locals are not sure about all this, and that's understandable. This sort of change is not easy and certainly not immediately beneficial for the towns losing their high school. There is some symbolism here. Babbitt was something of a boom town when the taconite era came to the Range in the 1960s and '70s. Like many American schools of the time, the expanded building was named for John F. Kennedy after the iconic president's assassination. Babbitt-Embarrass today boasts a wonderful, big school without a lot of students. Now it will be the Northeast Range School.