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ABOVE: Alec Fischer, 19, answers questions about his film, “Minnesota Nice,” on Thursday after it was shown during a Multicultural Month event at Ridgewater College in Willmar. The film ad-dressed the subject of bullying and suicide in Minnesota schools. Tribune photos by Ron Adams

Considering ‘Minnesota Nice’


WILLMAR — Minnesotans like to talk about their reputation for being Minnesota Nice, but a documentary film about bullying in the state’s schools takes the term and turns it on its head.

The film “Minnesota Nice?” explores the issue of bullying and teen suicide, offering a sometimes shocking, sometimes gut-wrenching view of what bullied children and teens experience.

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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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