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Bill Knutson (center) poses with his award while surrounded by his fourth-grade students, as well as (from left) Carol Nelson, Phil Nelson and Jamie Knutson. Carol and Phil Nelson are Senior Tax Exchange Program helpers who help tutor the students in math and reading. (Photo by Jordan Willi)

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Back in late September, Hillside Elementary fourth­-grade teacher William Knutson was one of three St. Mary’s University of Minnesota faculty members to be honored with the Brother Julius Winkler Adjunct Faculty Recognition Award for 2013.


Knutson, who has been teaching at St. Mary’s University for 14 years, was chosen for the award based upon peer recommendations, student evaluations and his excellence in preparation and delivery.

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Jordan Willi
Jordan Willi is a reporter for the New Richmond News. Previously, he worked as a sports reporter at the Worthington Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. He also interned at the Hudson Star Observer for two summers and contributed to the Bison Illustrated sports magazine at North Dakota State University.
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