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Students in Susan Blau's third-grade class at Pine Hill Elementary School spent the most time reading during the month of February, contributing more than 150,000 minutes to the school's annual read-a-thon. Bulletin photo by Emily Buss

Pine Hill students meet their 1-million minute reading mark

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A healthy dose of competition is always a good thing, especially when it pertains to a read-a-thon.

For the third year in a row, Pine Hill Elementary School students participated in a themed reading competition that pushed them to, as a school, read 1 million minutes in a mere 30 days. And, without a day to spare, the final numbers were calculated early Friday morning totaling 1,140,570 minutes.

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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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