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Race for Eden Prairie school board includes two Somali-Americans


The Eden Prairie school board could come closer to reflecting the growing diversity of the suburban district if the election Tuesday swings the way Asad Aliweyd and Murshid Barud are hoping.

Aliweyd and Barud, two of the seven candidates running for the board’s four open seats, are Somali. For as long as former and current board members can remember, board members have been white — even as the number of white students in the district has been steadily dropping.


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