Hillsboro Public Schools

The Hillsboro School Board held a special meeting Thursday morning to discuss a negotiating strategy for purchasing land that could potentially house a new school.

Superintendent Paula Suda said board members used the half-hour closed-door session to compare three recent offers the district received listing land available for sale in the district.

Two offers came from relatives of former Hillsboro Mayor Ron Stuart for land near Hillsboro Elementary School and Olsen Softball Complex.

A third response was received from Lowry Engineering, a Fargo consulting firm representing the Riverwalk Addition west of Interstate 29.

Asked whether board members had a preference among the land options during their closed-door talks, Suda said the location of the available land offers was a key discussion point Thursday.

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