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Sandy Nelson, principal at Rossman Elementary School in Detroit Lakes, has been named the best in the state.

DL principal wins top state honors

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Sandy Nelson's colleague and long-time friend Jerry Hanson always gives him grief about "talking too much" and his ability to ramble on.


So when Nelson was interviewed for the National Distinguished Principal Award, where he had to answer 21 questions in 45 minutes, Hanson joked that it was a miracle that Nelson could keep his answers brief.

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