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Ridgewater College instructor hopes to learn as much as he teaches during his year in Russia


WILLMAR -- Sam Nelson said he is still pinching himself to be sure that his Fulbright Scholar award isn't a dream.

Nelson, 55, of Spicer, a Ridgewater College history instructor, learned recently that he had been selected to be a Fulbright Scholar and teach for a year in Kazan, Russia.

"It's hard not to think about it every day," he said. "I haven't slept all that well, because I keep thinking about it."

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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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