Episode 17, Vol. 05 [Web version]: Around Our Schools - Andover Elementary School's journey to get the black bear recognized as the official state mammal. Running time: 7:15. Episode date: March 19, 2012. Hosted by Courtney Markuson with guests Dana Coleman (Andover Elementary School) and State Senator Barb Goodwin.
While the bill was heard before a Senate committee March 12, the following week, just as the episode was completed, the House declined to hear it. The bill will not move forward this session.
Photo/image credits: Julie Blaha, Tom Miller, Ellen Perrault, Ryan Rodgers, FreeFoto.com, Minnesota Senate Media Services (+ testimony audio) and Minnesota State Legislature: State Symbols - A Minnesota State Government Series publication.