Former executive with Medtronic gives scholarships to low-income students at his old high school

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For more than a decade, a retired Medtronic executive has awarded scholarships to low-income students from Edison High School in northeast Minneapolis. Bill Chorske graduated from Edison in 1954. He personally interviews finalists for his scholarship each year, and often selects immigrants who become the first person in their family to go to college. Minnesota Public Radio's Laura McCallum reports.

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