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Congratulations to teacher Lori Hodge

We wanted to take a moment to offer our congratulations to Lori Hodge, second-grade teacher at Riverside Elementary School in Brainerd. Mrs. Hodge was recently awarded the first Minnesota Excellence in Teaching About Agriculture Award from the Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation.

Applicants for this award submitted a narrative explaining the innovative and unique approaches they use in the classroom to advance agricultural literacy. Hodge was selected for her enthusiastic and energetic efforts to focus on agriculture in every subject.

We’re so fortunate to have such incredible teachers in our area, and Mrs. Hodge is a perfect example of that. Thanks for all that you do to educate our young people and congratulations on your award!

Rep. John Ward, DFL-Baxter

Rep. Joe Radinovich,


Sen. Carrie Ruud,

R-Breezy Point

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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