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Willmar teacher Todd Lynum, left, and Bai Jinguo, an exchange teacher from Harbin, China, work in Lynum's classroom to prepare for the beginning of the school year. Bai will work with Lynum's Mandarin Chinese students. (Tribune photo by Linda Vanderwerf)

Teacher from China eager to begin classes today

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WILLMAR -- Chinese teacher Bai Jinguo was impressed that a Willmar Best Buy employee was able to speak with him in Chinese when he shopped there recently.


The girl is a student in the Mandarin Chinese program at Willmar Senior High. Bai is looking forward to meeting more students when classes begin today.

It will be the beginning of a year-long adventure for all of them.

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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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