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MINNEAPOLIS - As the All-Star experience has grown, so too have the ways that Major League Baseball has sought to give back to the communities where their teams play. Of course, that includes Minnesota..

Besides giving back to local charities, MLB has also decided to honor All-Star educators and this year that honor is being bestowed on Neil Johnson, a calculus teacher from Shakopee High School.

Johnson is one of 30 teachers honored nationally. He spent 20 years as chair of Shakopee's math department and was instrumental in building a softball complex at the high school. He also helped start a program allowing high school calculus students to get credit from the U of M.

Neil spoke with KARE 11's Tim McNiff at Target Field Monday morning about the MLB honor.

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