Smith introduces bill to help fund partnerships between schools and businesses

U.S. Senator Tina Smith is introducing legislation that would help high school students along the path to high demand fields, very similar to Bemidji High School’s Career Academies.

Smith said that the bill would help districts that already have the framework, like Bemidji, to continue to do these programs with federal funding. 

Listen here for the full interview with Senator Smith.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north-central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment, and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji and enjoys spending her spare time with her son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.


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