And now, to school

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And now, to school

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | September 3, 2019

While many students have started already, the day after Labor Day means nearly all Minnesota students are back in school!
This photo shows young Billy Durand, age nine, going to school. It was taken by the St. Paul Daily News in 1937. He's really studying that apple already!