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Bilingual Bakken: Safety instructors at NIT begin offering courses in Spanish

May 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

Diego Sanchez came to the U.S. from Colombia 22 years ago, knowing no English.
He got by with jobs in construction, landscaping and painting.
Back then, “if you had a hammer and tools, you could get a job,” he said. “Now, everything’s chang…continue reading on

¿Se habla español en Douglas County?

March 28, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Asking for help is frustrating, especially when you aren’t speaking the same language literally. Douglas County Social Services recognizes this hurdle with a limited English proficiency component added to the 2013 Civil Rights Compliance Plan. Spanish has been identified as the non-English language most likely to be spoken in Douglas County. Continue Reading

Profesora de español: Le Lucht’s career evolves with changes in the local community

June 22, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON When Le Lucht began teaching Spanish in the Worthington school district in the early 1970s, there were few people of Latino heritage living in the community. Beginning in junior high, she taught her students basic conversational phrases such as “Hola,” “Como esta?” and “Como se llama?” Continue Reading

BOLD’s Cinco de Mayo celebration is the best of both worlds

May 4, 2012 in West Central Tribune

OLIVIA Against all odds, a Mexican army repelled a far larger French force in the 1862 Battle of Pueblo and set the stage for what today is a celebration of Mexican pride known by its anniversary date, Cinco de Mayo.
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Spanish king publicly apologizes for having gone on African elephant-hunting trip

April 18, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Spain’s king says he is sorry for having gone on an African elephant-hunting trip during one of his country’s worst ever economic crises.
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Gathering to speak Spanish

March 9, 2012 in DL-Online

Hola, amigo!
¿Desea mejorar su español conversacional pero no tienen a nadie a practicar con? ¿Te gusta una margarita salir con los amigos de vez en cuando? Continue Reading

Two Harbors students immerse themselves in Spanish culture

July 7, 2011 in Lake County News-Chronicle

The Two Harbors High School Spanish Club trip was a whirlwind but worldly experience for the 22 students and adults who attended. This is an account of the trip from Lizz Berge, an intern reporter this summer at the News-Chronicle.
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