SAUK RAPIDS -- Two teachers in the Sauk Rapids-Rice school district are among the finalists for Minnesota's Teacher of the Year.

Education Minnesota says among the field of 77 candidates are Trisha Bemboom a special education teacher at Sauk Rapids-Rice high school and Tina Douvier a kindergarten teacher at Rice elementary.

Over the next several weeks the candidates will be narrowed down to semifinalists and then the finalists.

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The Teacher of the Year banquet is set for May 1st when the 58th Minnesota Teacher of the Year will be announced.

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