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Johnson: Search for new prez. at U of M going well


WILLMAR -- Hiring a new president is one of the most important jobs for the regents of the University of Minnesota.

Hiring a football coach isn't technically the regents' job, Regent Dean Johnson of Willmar said this week, but a healthy football program can have a far-reaching impact on a major university.

University President Bob Bruininks plans to retire in June 2011.

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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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