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Press Photo by Dustin Monke Sister Annette Dobitz hangs letters in her classroom at Trinity High School on Tuesday in preparation for the new school year.

Filling the gaps: Amidst teacher shortage, schools try to fill positions before year starts

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As the entire state of North Dakota faces a critical shortage of teachers, local schools are hurrying to fill remaining openings before the new year starts later this month.


The North Dakota Council of Educational Leaders reported hundreds of teacher openings across the state, and closer to home, schools are feeling the effects of the shortage.

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