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Bob Tangen celebrates with students after being named a candidate for Minnesota Teacher of the Year.

Perham's Tangen candidate for Minnesota Teacher of the Year

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For Bob Tangen, Spanish teacher at the Prairie Wind Middle School in Perham, a fiesta just broke out.

New Minnesota education commissioner Brenda Cassellius announced during her visit to Perham last week that Tangen is a candidate for 2011 Minnesota Teacher of the Year.


Tangen also teaches Spanish at the Perham High School, which he has done since 1990. He has taught Spanish at the middle school since 2008.

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