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Regional science fair set March 1

From staff reports

Young scientists from throughout the region will attend the Southeastern Minnesota Regional Science Fair on March 1 at Saint Mary's University of Winona.

Students will present their science research projects and papers and compete for awards and prizes. Top awards include a chance to compete at the state science fair and at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Louisville, Ky., in May for more than $2 million in awards and scholarships.

The Minnesota State Science Fair, sponsored by the Minnesota Academy of Science, will be in Minneapolis April 12-14.

Registration and exhibit set-up will begin at 7:30 a.m. Friday in the Saint Mary's gym. Research papers and projects will be judged from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the exhibits open to the public from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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The top research paper will be chosen to compete at the Tri-State Regional Science and Humanities Symposium next fall in St. Paul. Winners will be announced during an awards ceremony at 7 p.m. in the Saint Mary's University gym.

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