Post Bulletin Reporter Jordan Shearer

Jordan Shearer

Education Reporter

Jordan Shearer covers K-12 education for the Rochester Post Bulletin. A Rochester native, he graduated from Bemidji State University in 2013 before heading out to write for a small newsroom in the boonies of western Nebraska. He returned to northern Minnesota a few years later to write for The Bemidji Pioneer. Bringing things full circle, he returned to Rochester in 2020 just shy of a decade after leaving.

Readers can reach Jordan at 507-285-7710 or jshearer@postbulletin.com.

The Minnesota State High School League changed its rules, allowing boys to compete on dance teams for the first time starting in 2019. Now 14-year-old Salman Masood no longer has to learn the Austin High School Dance Team's routines in solitude — he's one of the dancers.
"If you don’t want to wear a mask, don’t be here. Watch the meeting from home and email your thoughts to board members. Or call. Or write a letter. We’ll respond," said board Chairwoman Jean Marvin.
"This community has one of the highest vaccination rates in the country," Gov. Tim Walz said. "And again, I thank the school board for making hard choices."
Known for his size as the tallest man in America, Vovkovinskiy stood at an outstanding 7 feet, 8 inches.
High school teacher Natalia Benjamin makes history as first from Rochester, and the first Latinx teacher, to receive the award.
"I look across our community, across this room, and I see a tremendous polarization," one audience member said.
Rochester Public Schools announced it would host a prom substitute this year, basically consisting of “a modified grand march and picture opportunity." The Lillis family decided to branch out and hold an event of their own.
Channel 1 serves a 14-county area through "a network of 200 food shelves, pantries and programs."
Nathan Herber was set to get his final dose of chemotherapy for non-Hodgkins lymphoma on Thursday, ending a streak of 900 days -- about 2 1/2 years of treatment.
The Minnesota Department of Health explained that Hy-Vee had not clarified who was eligible for the doses.