Global trekking, classroom adventures -- a Minnesota family's story

  • by: John Rash , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 14, 2013 - 12:00 PM

Any late-summer Target trip would have confirmed that digital devices and backpacks were ubiquitous back-to-school supplies. They were also essential for friends Larry and Lauri Kraft and their 8-year-old daughter, Jamie, and 6-year-old son, Jason. But the Kraft family of St. Louis Park won’t just be using them for the school day. They’ll also be essential at night, on weekends and during holidays as the clan embarks on a year abroad, traveling to 13 countries on six continents.

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