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Medtronic workers in India mentor Minn. high school students

It's not unusual for Minnesota-company professionals mentoring high school students. So it was this past spring with Fridley-based Medtronic Inc. and students at Buffalo High School. But there was a twist. The Medtronic employees mentoring Brenda Diekman's accounting class weren't local. They are halfway around the world – in Mumbai, India.
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It's not unusual for Minnesota-company professionals mentoring high school students. So it was this past spring with Fridley-based Medtronic Inc. and students at Buffalo High School. But there was a twist. The Medtronic employees mentoring Brenda Diekman's accounting class weren't local. They are halfway around the world – in Mumbai, India.

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