MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — These are the four stories from Friday, Oct. 23 you need to know about. They include a study about students’ head space during class, and a big holiday shopping announcement from Best Buy.
Funeral To Honor Fallen Officer
Aitkin County Sheriff’s Investigator Steven Sandberg died Sunday when a patient at St. Cloud Hospital grabbed his gun and shot him. His funeral and burial will take place Friday. Family, friends, strangers and law enforcement colleagues from around the state will gather at Aitkin High School for that service, which starts at 11 a.m. WCCO.com will stream the service live.
Best Buy To Offer Free Holiday Shipping
Richfield-based retailer Best Buy hopes to get a leg up on its competitors by rolling out free shipping on all online orders staring this Sunday. The deal runs through January 2. Best Buy is also offering Geek Squad services as gifts for the first time. Customers will be able to “rent” one-hour packages they say will be perfect for helping mom and dad set up their new gadgets.
Facebook Gets Easier To Navigate
Getting around Facebook is now markedly easier. The social networking site just debuted numerous new features. One big one is its new search tool, which allows users to see all public posts, including groups and pages that fellow users follow. Another new feature: Facebook will highlight and suggest posts about breaking and developing news as you start typing.
Students Bored At School
A new study suggests we should improve the high school experience for students. Yale University surveyed 22,000 students from around country. When asked about how they feel during the school day, they answered: “Tired, stressed and bored.” Such negative feelings can affect young people’s attention, memory, decision making, school performance and social lives.