Just a little more than a year ago, relationships between the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District and the Native American community were tense.

“In my eyes I didn’t feel like the district... had our best interests in their thoughts,” said Jeana Stout, Savage resident and secretary of the American Indian Parent Committee.


Britt Johnsen is a Savage reporter who loves in-depth reporting and bringing more heart and soul to the paper. Britt is thoughtful, hard-working and an “introverted extrovert.” She loves her two cats, yoga, poetry and snobby Minneapolis coffee.