Post Bulletin Reporter Jordan Shearer

Jordan Shearer

Education Reporter

Jordan Shearer covers K-12 education for the Rochester Post Bulletin. A Rochester native, he graduated from Bemidji State University in 2013 before heading out to write for a small newsroom in the boonies of western Nebraska. He returned to northern Minnesota a few years later to write for The Bemidji Pioneer. Bringing things full circle, he returned to Rochester in 2020 just shy of a decade after leaving.

Readers can reach Jordan at 507-285-7710 or jshearer@postbulletin.com.

Red Wing High School Principal George Nemanich says the school hopes to eventually create three levels of the language class.
The Minnesota State High School League changed its rules, allowing boys to compete on dance teams for the first time starting in 2019. Now 14-year-old Salman Masood no longer has to learn the Austin High School Dance Team's routines in solitude — he's one of the dancers.
Brad Finstad beat out a crowded field in the primary election to become the GOP candidate for the special election to fill the seat of the late congressman Jim Hagedorn.
"If you don’t want to wear a mask, don’t be here. Watch the meeting from home and email your thoughts to board members. Or call. Or write a letter. We’ll respond," said board Chairwoman Jean Marvin.
"This community has one of the highest vaccination rates in the country," Gov. Tim Walz said. "And again, I thank the school board for making hard choices."
Known for his size as the tallest man in America, Vovkovinskiy stood at an outstanding 7 feet, 8 inches.
High school teacher Natalia Benjamin makes history as first from Rochester, and the first Latinx teacher, to receive the award.
"I look across our community, across this room, and I see a tremendous polarization," one audience member said.
Rochester Public Schools announced it would host a prom substitute this year, basically consisting of “a modified grand march and picture opportunity." The Lillis family decided to branch out and hold an event of their own.
Channel 1 serves a 14-county area through "a network of 200 food shelves, pantries and programs."