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Longtime Park High School staffer Rita Ruiz dies

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Park High School paraprofessional staffer Rita Ruiz has died, Principal Kerry Timmerman announced Monday morning.

Ruiz "passed away unexpectedly on Saturday afternoon," Timmerman wrote in an email to the Park community.


Ruiz was a familiar face in the Cottage Grove school, where she served as hall monitor and greeter for 13 years. She's been with District 833 since 1997.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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