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Students Prove the Shortest Row Is Down the Roe

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Some 5th graders might delight in catching their teacher in an error of fact. But Susie Nardinger's class in Great Falls, Mont., spent six months this year trying to prove her right.

The fact in dispute was the international distinction of Montana's tiny Roe River, which can shrink to a length of less than 50 feet in times of drought and never gets much beyond a few hundred feet.

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