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Stefan Knutson of Earth Adventure Programs conducts an interactive science and geography-based program Friday about the earth and its terrain for a third-grade class at Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

Balloon gives kids an inside look at geography

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WILLMAR -- The first kids to see the Earth Balloon stood with their mouths gaping open.

"Oh, my gosh," one said. Others said, "Wow," or simply stared.


As they took in the 20-foot inflated globe Friday in the small gym at Kennedy Elementary School, one of the students asked, "Do we get to go in there?"

Instructor Stefan Knutson smiled and nodded.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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