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      Minnesota Twins Team Up with Commerce Department to Hit a Homerun for Financial Literacy

      Posted on April 04, 2012 at 10:30 AM

      Statewide financial literacy essay contest encourages kids to make smart decisions with their money

      Attention all Minnesota Kids in Grades 3-5. As Financial Literacy Month continues, Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman and Minnesota Twins mascot TC the Bear kicked off a statewide financial literacy essay contest today. The contest was announced during a school-wide assembly at Mississippi Creative Arts Magnet Elementary School in Saint Paul. ALL Minnesota kids in grades 3-5 are encouraged to participate.

      The essay contest, called Hit a Homerun for Financial Literacy Month, is sponsored by Governor Mark Dayton, the Minnesota Department of Commerce, and the Minnesota Twins. Kids interested in participating in the contest should submit a 300 word essay in response to this question:

      What three steps can you take this month to make smart decisions with your money?

      The winner of the essay contest will:

      1. Receive four free tickets to a Minnesota Twins baseball game at Target Field;

      2. Get baseball memorabilia signed by Minnesota Twins baseball players; and

      3. Be recognized on the big screen during the baseball game

      Responses are due no later than Monday, April 30. Send essays to Anne O'Connor at or by mail to Anne O'Connor, Minnesota Department of Commerce, 85 Seventh Place East, Suite 500, Saint Paul, MN 55101.

      Teachers, parents, librarians, and community leaders: Print out an official essay contest flier for distribution at your school, local libraries, community centers, restaurants, etc.