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Hagen Junior High Principal Marcus Lewton walks down the winding labyrinth of hallways at his school on Friday.

Healthy Hagen: Perceivably high cancer rate causes ‘sick building’ concerns at Dickinson’s junior high school


There is no conclusive evidence that Hagen Junior High has “sick building” syndrome. After being prompted by community members — sometimes anonymously — this summer about the seemingly high rate of cancer among faculty and staff at the Dickinson school, Kevin Pavlish, environmental health practitioner for the Southwestern District Health Unit, met with Dickinson Public School officials to determine if anything was wrong with the building.

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Katherine Grandstrand
I graduated from Bemidji State University in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in mass communcations, from Columbia College Chicago in 2009 with a master's degree in journalism.  
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