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Answer-hungry Minnesota high school sports officials gather for video spring season update

By David La Vaque, Star Tribune, 04/10/20, 1:30PM CDT

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The Minnesota State High School League launched a new effort Thursday in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 200 people took part, anxious to know the fate of the spring season.


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Snow bursts dusted metro area lawns Thursday, liquefied soon after by appearances of a strong April sun in an example of uncertain Minnesota spring weather.

High school administrators waiting to resume spring sports can relate. More than 200 of them took part Thursday morning in a video conference call created by the Minnesota State High School League in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The league’s new L.E.A.D. Network, which stands for leadership, education, administration and development, provides weekly outreach to member schools. The sessions are designed to quell angst by giving school administrators, region secretaries and activities directors a place to meet, hear from league staff and post questions.

League staff will review the questions, which on Thursday numbered in the dozens, and formulate responses for delivery on Monday.

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