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BC-MN--Minnesota Weekend Exchange Digest, MN

July 10, 2018

Here are the Minnesota AP Member Exchange Features for July 14-16:



MINNEAPOLIS — Researchers from the University of Minnesota are working with a university in Puerto Rico to change the way universities react to communities that have been affected by natural disasters. Design researchers at the University’s School of Architecture have partnered with the University of Puerto Rico to develop ways to best utilize resources to provide aid following crises. By Amie Stager, The Minnesota Daily. SENT IN ADVANCE: 568 words.


RICE, Minn. — The equine-assisted therapy center Gaits of Hope started serving veterans and children with mental health issues three years ago. It’s Jodine Rothstein’s labor of love. Rothstein, 53, lives at the Rice stables with her daughter’s family, on 40 acres that used to be part of her parents’ farm. Rothstein is a certified equine specialist with the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association, or EAGALA. She watches how horses react to people for insight into their problems. By Nora G. Hertel, St. Cloud Times. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1048 words. Photos requested.



ST. PAUL, Minn. — A St. Paul school has won an inclusion award for accommodating a student with a wheelchair. The St. Thomas More Catholic School accepted the Dandy Award from the National Catholic Board on Full Inclusion last month. Although the school’s elevator is old and doesn’t always work properly, the school’s principal immediately told Lisa Datta that her son could enroll. By Maddie DeBilzan, Pioneer Press. SENT IN ADVANCE: 665 words. Photos requested.


ROCHESTER, Minn. — Digital rules the day, and hand-delivered mail might fade away, but postcards are an everlasting interest for a Minnesota woman. Rosei Skipper, 35, is a Rochester social media consultant and yoga/barre instructor — and postcard addict. Those postcards, some dating back to the 1930s, included one that bears a three-toned stylized rendering of the Minneapolis Curtis Hotel and was decorated with an antique stamp featuring a pink-etched image of the famous blues trumpeter W.C. Handy. By John Sievers, Post-Bulletin. SENT IN ADVANCE: 555 words. Photo requested.

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