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Ex-smokers now outnumber smokers, but cessation efforts still face uphill battle
O.J. Simpson makes case for freedom before Nevada parole board
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Amateur baseball: Worthington-Pipestone game tonight
Minnesota United, Houston play to scoreless draw
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Lost Italian: Refreshing summer slushes to to help beat the heat
Letter: Copper mining plan must be defeated
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Looking Back: 2007 -- Luverne airport gets key federal funding
'Green.com' and 'megabyte blue:' Crayola's '90s tribute to the internet
Column: ‘Kids Went Here’ - That’s what you could say on bronze plaque
Looking Back: 1992 -- Disaster aid sought after strong area storms
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Notice of Public Hearing
May 26, 2017
Texas teachers give 'most likely to become a terrorist' award to 13-year-old
Seventh grader Lizeth Villanueva has been in her school's academic honors program for two years. She gets good grades and has never been a discipline...
May 26, 2017 - 7:41am
May 8, 2017
Minnesota on the verge of teacher licensing overhaul
ST. PAUL — The years-long task of overhauling Minnesota's way of licensing teachers has entered the home stretch. If lawmakers can resolve the differences in bills that have already cleared the House and Senate in a way that wins the approval of Gov. Mark Dayton, they can accomplish...
May 8, 2017 - 6:00am
March 16, 2017
Minnesota House advances changes to teacher layoff rules
ST. PAUL — Plans from Minnesota House Republicans to give local school leaders more control over which teachers are laid off faces difficult...
March 16, 2017 - 8:15pm
March 15, 2017
Seniority-based teacher layoffs debate to reignite at Minnesota Capitol
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House will debate legislation Thursday that could give local school leaders more control over which teachers get...
March 15, 2017 - 8:36pm
February 21, 2017
Minnesota Legislature begins work to overhaul teacher licensing
ST. PAUL—After years of complaints, a lawsuit and a court finding the state Board of Teaching in contempt, Minnesota lawmakers appear to...
February 21, 2017 - 9:37pm
March 30, 2016
Educators skeptical about ESSA
WORTHINGTON — Dozens of southwest Minnesota school administrators attended a meeting with two of United States Sen. Al Franken’s advisers Wednesday afternoon to discuss a new federal law and district issues in rural Minnesota. The meeting at the Biotechnology Advancement Center...
March 30, 2016 - 9:55pm
March 22, 2016
Statewide civics test? Local teachers talk civic education as state lawmakers considers mandatory citizenship test
WORTHINGTON — Worthington Middle School social studies teachers were not surprised when most of their students did not pass a short version of the U.S. citizenship test last year. “(Civics) is a huge part of their social development,” said Scott Barber, a seventh-grade teacher...
March 22, 2016 - 9:10pm
March 14, 2016
Report outlines ways to fight teacher shortage
ST. PAUL — Minnesota school administrators and teachers union leaders agreed Monday that a mix of financial incentives and support for new educators is the best way to address the state’s growing shortage of teachers in key specialties. The strategy was outlined in a policy report...
March 14, 2016 - 9:31pm
January 10, 2016
New state teacher licensing rules delayed: Overhaul of rules for licensing out-of-state educators not likely to be finished before spring
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Board of Teaching is moving ahead with an overhaul of the state’s system for licensing educators from out of state in the wake of a missed legislative deadline and a bruising court ruling. Board of Teaching members met Friday to review a draft of licensing...
January 10, 2016 - 7:43pm
October 14, 2015
Run. Hide. Fight.
WORTHINGTON — Teachers at Prairie Elementary were the ones receiving an education Wednesday afternoon. Worthington Police Sgt. Brett Wiltrout...
October 14, 2015 - 9:15pm
September 3, 2015
Labor Corner: A false narrative about teachers
WORTHINGTON — Communities do not operate in isolation. Quite the opposite is true. We rely upon one another, celebrate the talents we all bring to our community and appreciate the professions which nurture the next generation. So why has it become political sport to malign the...
September 3, 2015 - 5:18pm
August 24, 2015
Musical chairs: Principal staff in District 518 looks familiar but different
WORTHINGTON — The new school year has brought on many changes in District 518’s faculty. A total of 34 new teachers were hired, but even...
August 24, 2015 - 2:27pm
August 18, 2015
Busting at the seams: School board talks enrollment numbers, hiring minority teachers
WORTHINGTON — The first day of school is fast approaching, and many students have already enrolled in District 518. During Tuesday’s school board meeting, Superintendent John Landgaard told the school board that student enrollment is higher than projected. As of Tuesday, the...
August 18, 2015 - 9:24pm
Roll call: New district teachers attend orientation
WORTHINGTON — While the summer is almost over for students across District 518, orientation for the district’s 34 new teachers began Aug. 10. Tessa Dierks, the peer coach for District 518’s teachers, said it’s her job to welcome and train the new hires. She does this by...
August 18, 2015 - 11:15am
July 8, 2015
Test scores tossed over cheating: Dozens of tests affected as St. Paul teacher suspended, Cannon Falls teacher resigns
ST. PAUL — Schools in St. Paul and Cannon Falls threw out dozens of Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments results this spring because of cheating by teachers assigned to monitor the standardized tests, according to state Department of Education reports. At St. Paul’s Linwood...
July 8, 2015 - 9:03pm