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Post Bulletin Reporter Jordan Shearer

Jordan Shearer

Education Reporter

Jordan Shearer covers K-12 education for the Rochester Post Bulletin. A Rochester native, he graduated from Bemidji State University in 2013 before heading out to write for a small newsroom in the boonies of western Nebraska. He returned to northern Minnesota a few years later to write for The Bemidji Pioneer. Bringing things full circle, he returned to Rochester in 2020 just shy of a decade after leaving.

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"If you don’t want to wear a mask, don’t be here. Watch the meeting from home and email your thoughts to board members. Or call. Or write a letter. We’ll respond," said board Chairwoman Jean Marvin.
"This community has one of the highest vaccination rates in the country," Gov. Tim Walz said. "And again, I thank the school board for making hard choices."
High school teacher Natalia Benjamin makes history as first from Rochester, and the first Latinx teacher, to receive the award.
"I look across our community, across this room, and I see a tremendous polarization," one audience member said.
Rochester Public Schools announced it would host a prom substitute this year, basically consisting of “a modified grand march and picture opportunity." The Lillis family decided to branch out and hold an event of their own.
Channel 1 serves a 14-county area through "a network of 200 food shelves, pantries and programs."
Nathan Herber was set to get his final dose of chemotherapy for non-Hodgkins lymphoma on Thursday, ending a streak of 900 days -- about 2 1/2 years of treatment.
The Minnesota Department of Health explained that Hy-Vee had not clarified who was eligible for the doses.
Denise Koster is scheduled to get her second and final dose of the vaccine March 4, a few days shy of her birthday.
His resignation will be effective June 30, 2021.