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Students In Waseca Return To School After Foiled Attack

Students are back in a southeastern Minnesota school after authorities last week foiled a teenager’s suspected plot to attack the school. Counselors were on hand Monday as students returned to the Waseca junior and senior high school building that was the target of the alleged plot. Superintendent Tom Lee says the school is “just trying to get back to normal as quickly as we can.”

05/05/2014

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School Districts Looking To Make Up Several Snow Days

School districts around the state are starting to make up days cancelled due to the extreme cold. In some cases, school was closed as many as six days this winter because of the sub-zero temperatures.

03/11/2014

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Ice Clogged Drains Causes Flooding At Minneapolis Church, School

Monday’s warm weather caused big problems at a church and school in south Minneapolis. Snow dripped through the roof of Trinity First Lutheran on 11th Avenue South and East 19th Street due to ice clogged drains. Water ended up all over the school.

03/10/2014

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Totino-Grace Names New High School President

Totino-Grace High School has named their new president after accepting the resignation of their former president last July, following his admission to being in a long-term same-sex relationship.

03/10/2014

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When School’s Canceled, Families Turn To College Nannies

For parents in school districts that did cancel class, it was another day of figuring out what to do with the kids. For some families that meant paying for outside help.

01/28/2014

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Forecast Cold Already Leading To School Closures

Snow forecast for this weekend and extreme cold expected early next week have led Rochester, Austin and Winona public schools to cancel classes for Monday, and other Minnesota school districts are thinking about it.

01/24/2014

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Anoka-Hennepin Cancels School, Activities For Thursday

With the return of bitterly cold temperatures and brutal wind chills, Anoka-Hennepin School District has announced they are canceling classes for Thursday.

01/22/2014

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Kids On Extended Winter Break Find Creative Ways To Keep Busy

With no school again Monday and Tuesday in Minnesota, winter break just got a little longer. That little bit of panic set in for working parents: What to do with your kids?

01/06/2014

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Minn. AG, Milwaukee For-Profit School Settle

Minnesota’s attorney general has reached a settlement with a Milwaukee for-profit college that requires the institution to notify prospective students about the accreditation of certain programs and offer refunds to students who may not have had full information about what they needed for career certification.

11/27/2013

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Epic Halloween Prank

An epic Halloween prank to get you in the mood for the holiday.

10/24/2013

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Ogilvie Schools Help We Day Movement Live On

The We Day movement continues on as Ogilvie High School felt motivated to wear orange on Wednesday, in honor of putting an end to bullying — orange is the bullying awareness hue. Teachers, staff and students participated, and the school embraced We Day as a 365-day commitment, according to school counselor Kelly Hallberg.

10/09/2013

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Police: 15-Year-Old Arrested After Bringing Gun To School

A 15-year-old boy may face felony charges for bringing a loaded handgun to school. Police said several students at Winona High School told them about the boy who had been bringing the handgun to school for several weeks. Students said he actually pointed it at the head of another student.

10/03/2013

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Forum Chairman Donates $1M To Moorhead University

Forum Communications Co. Chairman William Marcil has donated $1 million toward a new journalism education initiative at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Marcil is the fourth-generation family owner of the media company that owns The Forum and other newspapers, and radio and television stations in North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota.

09/27/2013

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Urban Ventures: Using Music To Keep Kids In School

Urban Ventures has been helping kids break the cycle of poverty for 20 years. It’s an organization built around academics and mentorship, but one of its most successful programs uses the power of music.

09/25/2013

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Fired Totino-Grace Teacher: ‘I’m Not Ashamed Of Having Said I’m Gay’

A former Catholic school teacher and campus minister opened up Wednesday night after losing her job at a school she still loves. Kristen Ostendorf still has strong feelings for Totino-Grace and her religion, even though she was fired after revealing her relationship with another woman.

09/11/2013

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Vikings’ OK State Alumni Deny Charges In SI Report

Minnesota Vikings Kevin Williams and Charlie Johnson say they never saw the kind of impropriety detailed in a Sports Illustrated report about alleged corruption at Oklahoma State. The report charges that Oklahoma State players were paid while playing at school. It also quotes one player saying that Williams was among those players that had course work done for them to keep them eligible.

09/11/2013

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Heat Wave Closes Dozens Of Mpls. Schools For Rest Of The Week

Classes are canceled for the rest of the week at 27 schools in Minneapolis. High humidity and sweltering temps, combined with some buildings lacking air conditioning has canceled class on Thursday and Friday at more than two dozen schools, which will then resume class on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Students will not need to make up the canceled days.

08/28/2013

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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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Yoga Studio Offers ‘Back To School’ Yoga Training

Many kids will soon feel the heat as they head back to school. Starting can be so stressful. Then once you get into the schedule, things pile up, sports practices, tests, homework. One local yoga studio wants students to breathe and feel the heat in a different way.

08/21/2013

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Combat Back-To-School Anxiety As Fall Approaches

Going back to school can be absolutely terrifying to some kids, who sometimes end up worrying about how their peers and teachers will view them. Those are all things Dr. Gretchen Lewis-Snyder has heard in her office.

08/20/2013

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Body Image A Concern As Kids Go Back To School

Heading back-to-school, parents have a long list of things to think about, but their child’s body image isn’t something most have on that list. Kids and teens’ bodies change a lot in those years and their responses can vary.

08/19/2013

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Good Question: Why Is Child Care So Expensive?

We love them to death, but any parent knows, it’s expensive to raise a child. New numbers from the USDA estimate the cost to raise a boy or girl born in 2012 is $241,080 – up 2.6 percent from two years ago.

08/14/2013

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Get A Jump On Your Back-To-School Sleep Schedule

Memo to students: enjoy the extra sleep now. The school year begins in just a matter of weeks. Minneapolis schools are back in session on August 26. A lack of sleep affects kids significantly.

08/12/2013

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Dayton: More Must Be Done To Keep Kids In School

Gov. Mark Dayton is challenging school leaders to find ways to lower Minnesota dropout rates, saying a diploma is essential to success in society.

08/06/2013

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St. Paul’s Newest Classroom Is A Boeing 727

On a tarmac built for planes, hundreds of people crowded together for a glimpse at history. A Boeing 727 FedEx cargo jet was coming in for its final landing at St. Paul’s Holman Field. But even as the 1979 built jet was being decommissioned, it was being prepared for its new life as a classroom.

07/31/2013

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