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  • Research documents charter schools’ growth

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A new analysis of Minnesota school data finds charter enrollment nearly quadrupled in the past decade. The analysis by the Center for School Change found enrollment at traditional schools fell 5 percent …

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    04 Jun 12
  • Percentage of teachers taking leave on rise

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – In recent years, more and more teachers in Minnesota have taken medical leave. While there are many factors for this, some educators in the St. Paul district tell the Pioneer …

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    04 Jun 12
  • Rain in May creates washed out Minnesota trails

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is warning hikers and mountain bikers that heavy rain during the month of May has washed out some trails. Boaters are also being warned that the …

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    04 Jun 12
  • Heavy rain, mudslide slows Twin Cities commute

    NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota transportation officials are anticipating additional road closures Thursday as heavy thunderstorms redevelop in parts of the state. Standing water closed sections of some highways and interstates in the Twin …

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    24 May 12
  • High winds trash cars at Minn. dealership

    NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) – A burst of strong winds has damaged dozens of vehicles at a south-central Minnesota car dealership. Winds and heavy rain ripped through Kohls-Weelborg Chevrolet in New Ulm around 4:30 p.m. …

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    24 May 12
  • Settlement reached in 2009 train crash

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) – Union Pacific Railroad and the family of a man killed in a Blue Earth County train crash have reached a legal settlement. Attorneys say Union Pacific has agreed to pay $650,000 …

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    24 May 12
  • CAIR-MN asks FBI to investigate racist graffiti

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) – Muslim civil rights leaders are asking the FBI to investigate racist graffiti spray-painted on the driveway of a Somali-American family in Rochester. A swastika, the letters “KKK” and the word “stink” …

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    24 May 12
  • 14-year-old Texan wins National Geographic Bee

    BRETT ZONGKER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – A first-time national geography bee contender from Texas has won the annual competition in Washington. Fourteen-year-old Rahul Nagvekar, of Missouri City, Texas, won National Geographic Bee on Thursday. …

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    24 May 12