Several teachers from the Northland are among 114 candidates in the running for the state teachers union "teacher of the year" award.

Education Minnesota has named the Duluth school district's Michelle Bowker, Michael Emerson and Joseph Schingen; Hermantown school district's Lana Arro, Janet Borash, Jill Hansen and Dale Mundle; Wrenshall school district's Nichole Rowland; and Cook County school district's Melissa Steele as candidates.

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The winner will be announced in May after semifinalists and finalists are named.