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Southeast Technical Biology professor Brad Alsop (left) talks with Wang Pei Hui, who is visiting from Red Wing's sister city of Quzhou, China for a scholar exchange between Quzhou College of Technology and Southeast Technical. (Republican Eagle photo by John Russett)

Visiting scholar experiences life on the Mississippi

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The night was clear, and with the rumbling of railroad cars surrounding him on both sides, Wang Pei Hui sat back on a sandy island in the middle of the Mississippi River and looked at the stars.

Days later Hui sat in a chair in the office of Brad Alsop, biology professor at Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical and recalled his experiences on the Mississippi, his hands spread wide as he told the tale of catching the biggest fish of his life.

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