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2 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Minnesota changes the way it helps struggling schools

That's when the Minnesota Department of Education rolled out its new school accountability system, which identified 85 schools it said weren't doing enough to close the achievement gap between white students and students of color.

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Related Topix: West St. Paul, MN, Grove City, MN

6 hrs ago | Kansas City Royals

Aoki on fire at Kauffman Stadium

Aoki was hitting a rousing .448 in seven games at Kauffman Stadium, as opposed to only .103 in eight games on the road.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, Kansas City Royals

10 hrs ago | St. Cloud Times

Bullying law draws skepticism, frustration

Bullying law draws skepticism, frustration on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/04/20/bullying-law-draws-skepticism-frustration/7922237/ Rep. Jim Newberger, speaking in the Minnesota House earlier this month, painted a chilling picture of a bill intended to curb bullying in Minnesota schools.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Becker, MN, Education Etc., St. Cloud, MN

15 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Three fatal crashes reported Saturday on Minnesota roads

Three fatal motor vehicle accidents were reported by the Minnesota State Patrol Saturday, including a rollover accident in Pine County that resulted in the death of a 24-year-old driver who had fallen asleep behind the wheel.

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Related Topix: Pine County, MN, Hinckley, MN, Finlayson, MN

19 hrs ago | Star Tribune

My Minnesota: Roller derby mom on wheels

Women's roller derby, once a kitschy-catfight staple of 1970s TV, is still around - and different from what you might think.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government, Arts, Theater

Sat Apr 19, 2014

St. Cloud Times

'Only in Minnesota' a are we sure?'Only in Minnesota' a are we...

'Only in Minnesota' ... are we sure? on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2014/04/20/minnesota-sure/7918525/ Perhaps just as you are thinking now, I thought, "Really?" as I looked then at 8.5 inches of heavy, wet, new-fallen snow.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government, Opinion

Star Tribune

5,000 sign petition on SE Minnesota fracking moratorium

Nowhere are the concerns about sand mining, and expectations for its economic potential, more palpable than in the town of Winona.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Winona, MN, Winona County, MN, US Governors

Star Tribune

Aaron Jay Kernis returns to Minnesota to debut viola concerto with SPCO

Composer Aaron Jay Kernis, who quit the Minnesota Orchestra in protest last fall, brings a world premiere to St. Paul next weekend.

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Related Topix: Classical, Minnesota Orchestra, Symphony, Arts, Entertainment

Free Republic

Minnesota's wealthy caught in a tight tax net over residency

It's getting tougher for Minnesotans to avoid the state's taxes by spending part of the year somewhere else.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government

NorthlandsNewscenter.com

Minn angler may have landed record-breaking catch

According to the Star Tribune, Andy Fronek reeled in a monster 5' 11", 29-inch girth Sturgeon last weekend on the Rainy River.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government

St. Cloud Times

Central Minnesota fundraisersCentral Minnesota fundraisersA schedule...

American Cancer Society Relay for Life Team Fundraiser, 5-8 p.m., Pizza Ranch, 110 Second St. S, Waite Park.

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Related Topix: Waite Park, MN, St. Joseph, MN, Sauk Rapids, MN, St. Cloud, MN

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Court case to test Minnesota's 'Buy the Farm' law

This May 31, 2006, file photo shows organic milk which Cedar Summit Farm bottles and sells organic milk, in returnable bottles at the New Prague, Minn., farm and through upscale grocery stores and food cooperatives in the Minneapolis-St.

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Related Topix: Drink, Milk, Life, Food, Organic Food, New Prague, MN, Hampton, MN, Agriculture, Science

WWTC-AM Eagan

Hearing To Decide Public Defender For Minnesota Couple

A hearing today will determine whether a high-living Minnesota couple charged with making bogus medical and food stamp claims in Minnesota and Florida will be given a public defender.

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KSTP

Minn. Minister Accused of Sexual Abuse Reported in Wash. State

The Washington State Patrol says investigators have acted on 20 or 30 tips this week as they check locations in the Spokane-area in their search for a self-professed minister accused of sexually abusing at least two girls in rural Minnesota.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government

Examiner.com

Minnesota gains 2,600 jobs in March to historic high of 3 million

The U.S. economy added 192,000 jobs in March, as the unemployment rate remained at 6.7 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.

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St. Cloud Times

Central Minnesota group awards arts grantsCentral Minnesota group...

Central Minnesota group awards arts grants on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/04/17/arts-grants-central-minnesota-legacy/7828483/ People sit in lawn chairs or blankets they brought to Munsinger Gardens for a summer concert.

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Related Topix: St. Cloud, MN, Sartell, MN, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Star Tribune

Minnesota Senate pioneer Nancy Brataas, 86, dies

Former state Sen. Nancy Brataas died Thursday, leaving legislators past and present speaking of a woman they say helped shape Minnesota history.

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Related Topix: University of Minnesota

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Star Tribune

Dayton, tourism officials make new push for visitors with 'Only in Minnesota' campaign

Gov. Mark Dayton and the state's top tourism official are making a dramatic push to increase tourism with a new campaign to showcase things visitors can do only in Minnesota.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Minnesota Government, US Governors

St. Cloud Times

More than 65 arrested in Minnesota heroin sweepMore than 65 arrested...

More than 65 arrested in Minnesota heroin sweep on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/minnesota/2014/04/17/arrested-minnesota-heroin-sweep/7849117/ Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanke held up a flier inviting anyone to come to an emergency meeting to keep heroin out of Hennepin County during a press conference, to announce that ... (more)

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Related Topix: Drugs, Minnesota Government, Hennepin County, MN

Examiner.com

BCA seeks public's help in finding Level 3 Sex Offender

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, has issued a Facebook posting announcing that they are currently searching for a Level 3 predatory offender, and asking for the help of the public in this search.

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Related Topix: Social Software

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