MADISON — The Lac qui Parle Valley School Board has selected six semifinalists to interview for the school district’s superintendent vacancy.

The semifinalists were chosen from a pool of 14 applicants, and selected based on hiring criteria established by the school board. The interviewees are: Susan Burris, St. Cloud, Minnesota; Ivan Hirst, Roseau, Minnesota; Brennan Kent, Benson, Minnesota; Daniel Ludvigson, Elgin, North Dakota; Jacob Tietje, Sherburn, Minnesota; John Willey, Jackson, Minnesota.

The board has scheduled interviews for the semi-finalists beginning at 4:30 p.m. Monday and continuing through Wednesday.

All interviews will be held via Zoom and will be livestreamed on the district’s website at The public is encouraged to watch the interviews either in person at the high school media center or at home via livestream.

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