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BC-MN--Minnesota Weekend Exchange Digest, MN

October 10, 2018

Here are the Minnesota AP Member Exchange Features for Oct. 13-15:



NORTH MANKATO, Minn. — A Minnesota college is offering Somali language classes. Starting this semester students at South Central College can take Somali language classes. SCC is the first college in the region — the first in the Minnesota state colleges and universities system — to offer Somali. By Mark Fischenich, The Free Press. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1101 words. Photos requested.


LAKE ELMO, Minn. — A Minnesota teen is recovering after being hit by a semi tractor-trailer while riding her bike. Rowan Malmberg was biking to her boyfriend’s house one morning this summer when she thought she could dash across Lake Elmo Avenue and beat a semitrailer that was headed north. She couldn’t. The truck driver slammed on his brakes before he dragged the 14-year-old about 100 yards and ended up jackknifed in the ditch with Malmberg’s right leg pinned between the truck and the ground. By Mary Divine, Pioneer Press. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1075 words. Photos requested.



MORRIS, Minn. — A decades-old tuition waiver is supporting Native American students that the University of Minnesota’s Morris campus. The waiver admits students free of tuition who can demonstrate a connection to a federally recognized Native American tribe in the continental United States, Alaska or Canada. By Bella Dally-Steele, The Minnesota Daily. SENT IN ADVANCE: 996 words, photos.


ST. CLOUD, Minn. — An 11-year-old Minnesota pianist is recovering from a brain hemorrhage. Last Thanksgiving, Eliana Szabo suffered a brain hemorrhage when an arteriovenous malformation ruptured. She was in the intensive care unit for 17 days at Mayo and spent 87 nights in in-patient care there. Szabo has relearned how to walk and talk. She lives at home in Avon and attends physical therapy and occupational therapy four days a week. And she’s undergoing lessons to regain strength in her voice. By Jenny Berg, St. Cloud Times. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1358 words. Photos requested.

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