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Burnside students are served breakfast Thursday morning. Head cook Kim Mensinger said typically about 60 students eat breakfast, but during National Breakfast Week next week March 5-10 she hopes to about double that number.

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Colors typically get attention in school art rooms, as students learn about the contrasting and complementary colors. In grade school classrooms, children begin learning the names red, blue and yellow.


But recently in Red Wing public schools color is getting center stage in a different setting: the cafeteria.

It's part of new federal standards for school lunches that will go into effect next school year. Red Wing schools are getting a jump start on the new menus.

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Sarah Gorvin
Sarah Gorvin has been with the Republican Eagle for two years and covers education, business and crime and courts. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010 with a  journalism degree.