Minnesota schools open on MLK holiday focus on meaningful celebrations

01/20/2004 | Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

Minnesota state law requires students in schools remaining open on Martin Luther King's birthday devote at least one hour to observing the slain civil rights leader's life. Bemidji schools Superintendent Rollie Morud says children learn more about diversity by being in school that day than they would if they were off snowmobiling, ice fishing or shopping in malls.

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