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BTN LiveBIG: Best of … Minnesota

From agricultural scientist Norman Borlaug to hockey legend Herb Brooks, the University of Minnesota has long been accustomed to making a big difference on the world stage. It’s a tradition they’ve continued well into the 21st century, in fields ranging from art and design to community development. See the BTN LiveBIG stories below to find out how Minnesota is leading the way toward a brighter future in the Twin Cities — and beyond: A Minnesota professor’s crusade to bring education to life Golden Gophers team up with heart patients for a day to remember Minnesota cultivates crop of the future

BTN LiveBIG: A Minnesota professor's crusade to bring education to life

He’s a college professor who goes on incredible adventures in far-flung places, interacting with fascinating locals as he pursues his mission to find and preserve priceless treasures. It’s fair to say that the University of Minnesota’s Aaron Doering shares more than a few qualities with Indiana Jones. Both do much of their academic work outside of the classroom and find motivation in their personal passions rather than riches and fame. And, Drs. Jones and Doering each cut quite a figure. Still, they aren’t exactly the same. Doering neither wears a fedora nor carries a whip. Also, the treasures he seeks