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October 24th, 2013

Teacher Seniority Headlines GOP’s State Education Plans

A retired English teacher will help set Republicans’ agenda for making changes to the state’s schools.

Rep. Sondra Erickson, a Princeton Republican who retired from teaching in 2000, said school districts have been dizzied by new rules and policie…

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Bloomington Police Say 25 Arrested in MOA Protest

Demonstrators chanting, “Black lives matter,” converged in the Mall of America rotunda Saturday as part of a protest of police brutality that caused at least part of the mall to shut down on a busy day for holiday shoppers.

The group Black Lives M…

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Neighborhood Helps Injured Minneapolis Man Decorate for Christmas

A neighborhood in North Minneapolis is showing what it means to get in the Christmas spirit.

Every year, 84-year-old Bernie Olson takes time to decorate his home to compete in a neighborhood contest. He’s been runner-up several times but has never…

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Protesters Arrive at Mall of America for ‘Black Lives Matter’ Rally

Mall of America officials are not only bracing for a rush of shoppers this weekend but they are also preparing for a throng of protesters. 

Up to 2,500 people are expected to take part in the “Black Lives Matter” rally Saturday. It comes duri…

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No Indictments in Hwy. 212 Officer-Involved Shooting in Eden Prairie

A grand jury did not indict three officers involved in fatally shooting two people after a chase on U.S. Highway 212 in February, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Friday.

Chaska Police Sgt. Brady Juell; officer Trent Wurtz of Chaska; Car…

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Police: Suspect in I-694 Officer-Involved Shooting was Stabbing Himself

The two officers involved in the shooting on Interstate 694 on Wednesday have been identified.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says Hennepin County Deputy Matthew Hagen and Brooklyn Center Officer Alan Salvosa shot and killed 18-year-old…

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Christmas Lake First in Minn. to Get Potash Injection to Fight Invasive Species

A lake in Shorewood is the first in Minnesota to be injected with potash to combat invasive species.

The Environmental Protection Agency recently approved the use of liquid potash to eradicate zebra and quagga mussels in Christmas Lake a…

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Minnesota Health Officials Report Flu Surge

Minnesota health officials are reporting a surge in flu outbreaks at schools and long-term care facilities.
    
Through the end of last week, 203 new schools reported outbreaks, compared with 19 the previous week. That raised the n…

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13 Cadets Join Minneapolis Fire Department

The Minneapolis Fire Department will welcome its newest members during a ceremony Friday.

Thirteen cadets graduated Friday, 12 of which are veterans. The cadets are certified as Emergency Medical Technicians and have obtained the Minnesota state f…

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New Hennepin Co. Dispatch Center Starts Taking 911 Calls

The new Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office 911 Emergency Communications Facility in Plymouth started taking 911 calls this week.

The $34 million facility has been in the works for more than a decade. The old facility in Golden Valley was built…

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Reliable or Refund: Metro Transit Tries to Boost Underperforming Northstar Trains

One out of every three Metro Transit Northstar trains running from Minneapolis to Big Lake in 2014 was late.

“There’s days where it’s on the way home .. .and then I’m late an hour or so to work,” Nancy Carbajal said.

She takes the train eve…

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Reliable or Refund: Metro Transit Tries to Boost Underperforming Northstar Trains

One out of every three Metro Transit Northstar trains running from Minneapolis to Big Lake in 2014 was late.

“There’s days where it’s on the way home .. .and then I’m late an hour or so to work,” Nancy Carbajal said.

She takes the train eve…

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Minn. Teen Drivers Brace for Stricter Driver’s Education Standards

Starting Jan. 1, rules for teens trying to get a driver’s license in Minnesota are changing. 

On Thursday, state officials explained the reasons for the change.

Teen drivers with their permits will now have to practice behind the wheel for …

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Man Killed at Maple Grove Rest Stop was Shot in Head

The suspect who was killed in an officer-involved shooting Wednesday morning has been identified as 18-year-old Johnathon Dean Mar of Kennewick, Washington.

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner says Mar died of blood loss after multiple gunshot woun…

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U of M to Name Building after Former President Bruinicks

The University of Minnesota will name a science building after former president Robert Bruinicks.

Bruinicks served as the university’s president from 2002 until 2011. The Board of Regents approved Friday a plan to name the Science Teaching and Stu…

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