Labor Day

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Mpls. Schools Deal With A Scorching First Day

The excitement of the first day of classes for Minneapolis Public Schools came with some apprehension due to Monday’s sweltering heat. The district got permission to begin the school year a week before Labor Day four years ago. Most classrooms are not equipped with air conditioning. The principals and teachers in Minneapolis did what they could to make sure students were as comfortable as possible.

08/26/2013

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News Click: School Starting Too Early This Year?

Should public schools in Minneapolis be starting prior to Labor Day?

08/26/2013

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Authorities Live-Tweeting DWI Arrests As Enforcement Increases

You may think you’ve heard it before, but troopers say people aren’t really listening. Lt. Eric Roeske with the State Patrol said Friday that “with over 500 killed in the last five years, drunk driving remains a huge problem.”

08/16/2013

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5 Activities To Do Before The Leaves Start To Fall

With autumn around the corner many people are desperately clutching to the remaining days of summer. Take some time to indulge in these five summer activities to ease the seasonal transition.

08/12/2013

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8 Easy DIY Projects to Ready Your Home for Fall

Weatherproofing your home or updating your decor can be a fun and easy do-it-yourself project before fall sets in. Here are a few options to inspire you to get creative.

08/12/2013

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Dayton Says He’ll Call Special Session…But Only For Storm Relief

Gov. Mark Dayton says he’ll call a special legislative session after Labor Day to help Minnesotans cope with severe storm damage in June.

08/07/2013

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Dayton Presses Lawmakers On Special Session

Gov. Mark Dayton says he hopes lawmakers will agree to a quick special session for after Labor Day to approve disaster assistance. But Dayton said Tuesday he won’t open the door to other initiatives that could make an emergency session unwieldy.

08/06/2013

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Edina Approves Early Start To School Year

The Edina School Board has voted unanimously in support of an early start in 2014-2015 school year, which would begin the week before Labor Day.

01/28/2013

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Northfield Board Rejects Early School Year Proposal

The Northfield School Board has voted to remain on a normal school year for the 2013-2014 calendar, instead of beginning in August as proposed.

01/15/2013

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Northfield To Discuss Changes To School Calendar

The Northfield School Board will discuss potential changes to the 2013-2014 school calendar Monday night at the high school — a proposition that has many parents more than concerned.

01/14/2013

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Good Question: How Does AAA Know How Many Of Us Are Driving?

Before every holiday we hear the same reports: a projection of how many Americans are going to get in their cars or hop on airplanes to travel.

11/21/2012

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Gas Prices Still Around $4 A Gallon After Labor Day

Gas prices usually drop after Labor Day, but some Twin Cities drivers have been paying around $4 per gallon this week for regular unleaded fuel.

09/12/2012

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State Patrol: DWI Arrests Down Over Labor Day Weekend

Triple A projects 33 million people will travel 50 miles or more this weekend, which is up 2.9 percent from last year. But what’s happening on the roads has the Minnesota State Patrol officials like Lt. Jason Bartell pleasantly taken aback.

09/03/2012

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Authorities: ‘Career Criminal’ Used Drug Abusers, Homeless As Accomplices

A 56-year-old West St. Paul man has been found guilty of two counts of identity theft. The jury also found that he’s a career criminal, which makes him eligible for a tough sentence.

09/03/2012

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Opinion: Romney’s Middle Class Economic Plan: Work More, Make Less

Mitt Romney’s economic plan basically says if you make $22.50 an hour with benefits, you make too much money; and if you make $22.5 million, then you pay too much in taxes.

09/03/2012

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Opinion: Empty Chair Day 2012 and #Eastwooding

Instead of getting rowdy at a demonstration or protest regarding the lack of jobs throughout the country, people can voice their discontent with the nation’s current unemployment rate on this Labor Day by simply placing an empty chair in their front yard.

09/03/2012

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Last Day At State Fair Means Lots Of Deals

All good things have to come to an end, right? It’s the last day of the State Fair, but that also means it’s a great day to grab some deals.

09/03/2012

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Unions Face Declining Membership, Education Void

As Americans celebrate Labor Day, labor unions are facing a steadily declining membership. In 2011, the number of Minnesota workers belonging to a union was 371,000, representing 15.1 percent of the state’s wage and salary workers.

09/03/2012

Drivers Brace For Nightmarish Labor Day Traffic

It’s the start of a holiday weekend. And for anyone driving north, especially on I-35, it could be tough going. As if slow-to-still traffic wasn’t bad enough, Hannah Andersen found herself stranded on 35 North. And it was a true holiday weekend driving nightmare.

08/31/2012

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Isaac’s Aftermath To Raise Gas And Food Prices

Hurricane Isaac has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but it is continuing to be a threat to both lives and property.

08/30/2012

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DNR Says Wildfire Threat Growing In Minnesota

State authorities say the wildfire threat is growing in Minnesota.

08/29/2012

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Mpls. Students Missing State Fair Due To Early Start

Many kids would’ve liked to spend Monday at the Minnesota State Fair, but some gave up their pronto pups and favorite foods on a stick for backpacks and text books.

08/27/2012

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Pre-Labor Day School Affects Family Travel, Minnesota Tourism

It’s a perennial question in Minnesota: how much do school start dates affect tourism in the Land of 10,000 Lakes?

08/06/2012

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Study Examines Family Travel And Start Of School

A new study by the University of Minnesota Tourism Center examines family travel patterns when school starts before Labor Day.

08/05/2012

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Police Release Photos Of Items Found With Baby In River

One week after Labor Day boaters made the gruesome discovery of a dead newborn floating inside a plastic bag on the Mississippi River, investigators are explaining how leads in the case have grown cold.

09/13/2011

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