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Bemidji High School senior Kara Rich displays a roundabout she designed for an intersection in Thief River Falls during a student internship with the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

BHS student interns with MnDOT


Before senior Kara Rich heads to her classes at Bemidji High School, she sits down at her desk each morning at the local Minnesota Department of Transportation District Office.

Through the Phoenix Program, Rich is a paid intern with MnDOT's Traffic Office in Bemidji. The Phoenix Program is a partnership between MnDOT and five Minnesota high schools that offer pre-engineering courses through Project Lead The Way.

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