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Music college abruptly closes in St. Paul; students, faculty shocked, saddened
R.D. Offutt Co. grants spread Christmas cheer to Minn., ND volunteer fire departments
SAM COOK: Help Bob give a kid the gift of wheels
'One special dog': Dog finds permanent home with deployed 148th airman
Thursday sports roundup: W-WG boy cagers dump Wabasso
Boys basketball: Pipestone Area tops Worthington 57-39
Towns dominates as Timberwolves rout Kings
University regents approve Fleck contract extension
Academic All-State football players named
No need to plan kindness this season
Wine options for your holiday meal
Column: A correction, and more reasons to not trust Ag2School
Letter: Help of 'angels' is appreciated
Letter: Just say no to Industrial Wind
Brexlee B. Thammalong
Beth M. Bargfrede
Shauna M. Kraft
Evelyn Mary Lucker
Minn. resident tracked Santa's 1964 flight from North Pole -- for real
In matters of the heart, faith becomes real
Always cover Norfolk Island Pine after purchase
Cake mix makes Christmas baking a breeze
Live Nativity is Sunday in Luverne
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Birth: Nolan Lee Knutson
Knigge 50th anniversary
Birth: Hunter Rose Barrie
Jenkins 40th anniversary
Breuker 95th birthday
Probate of Vernon G. Engelkes
City of Worthington planning commission notice of public hearing
Data: Nov. 27, 2017
September 22, 2016
New poultry testing lab in Willmar prepares industry for next avian influenza event
WILLMAR, Minn. -- The despair that was felt in the Minnesota poultry industry this time last year -- after nine million turkeys and chickens were wiped out in an unprecedented outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza -- was replaced with a sense of determined readiness during...
September 22, 2016 - 11:45pm
August 24, 2016
Minnesota’s average ACT scores drop
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota’s short-lived requirement that all high school students take the ACT college-entrance exam resulted in a dip in the state’s average overall score. But the state’s education commissioner said greater access to the test is worth it. Although the Legislature...
August 24, 2016 - 10:12pm
May 1, 2016
Tracing leaves of the family tree: Gropel to talk genealogy how-tos Thursday
LUVERNE — Deoxyribonucleic acid — better known as DNA — is a term for the genetic makeup of every human body. Every crime show junkie knows...
May 1, 2016 - 8:06pm
April 10, 2016
Free STI tests available due to increased number of cases
MARSHALL — To reduce the number of chlamydia cases in southwest Minnesota, free chlamydia tests will be provided Tuesday in Marshall as part...
April 10, 2016 - 9:10pm
March 18, 2016
Column: Much being done in district to improve testing results
By VALERIE SPIELMAN, District 518
March 18, 2016 - 9:39pm
September 27, 2015
Twin Cities suburbs shift left (politically)
PRIOR LAKE — Democrats from the Twin Cities’ southern suburbs gathered in a Prior Lake ballroom last Sunday with an odd emotion about Minnesota’s Republican-held 2nd Congressional District: hope. “The tide is blue in CD2,” Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party Chairman Ken Martin...
September 27, 2015 - 7:48pm
September 24, 2015
Some truckers frustrated by growing push for sleep apnea testing
FARGO -- In May, Joey Romero went in for his annual physical, as truck drivers are required to do once a year. He didn't realize this time would...
September 24, 2015 - 10:03pm
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
May 13, 2015
Cyber attack ends state student testing again
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s online student proficiency testing was suspended Wednesday for the second time this year after test provider Pearson experienced another cyber attack. Brenda Cassellius, state education commissioner, said Pearson reported a “distributed denial of service...
May 13, 2015 - 8:14pm
April 26, 2015
MCA testing glitches raise concerns
ST. PAUL — When Minnesota started the transition to universal online state tests, the move was supposed to make the annual academic proficiency exams easier on students and teachers. That hasn’t been the case so far. Years and multiple testing vendors later, taking the Minnesota...
April 26, 2015 - 8:14pm
March 16, 2015
School testing changes a tough sell
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposal to cut the number of tests Minnesota students take hinges not just on the approval of state lawmakers, but also on potential changes to federal education legislation. Most of the tests Dayton wants to eliminate are required under the federal...
March 16, 2015 - 8:29pm
October 5, 2014
Minnesota ranked No. 3 for teacher opportunities
MOORHEAD — Minnesota is the No. 3 state in the nation in the WalletHub website’s recent rankings of the best and worst states for teachers. North Dakota, however, is 38th in the rankings, which aim to identify states that offer teachers the best opportunities in the U.S. ...
October 5, 2014 - 8:09pm
September 4, 2014
Results are in
WORTHINGTON — The Minnesota Department of Education has released the results of the 2014 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs), and many...
September 4, 2014 - 8:03pm
August 28, 2014
Study examines how funding cuts, testing emphasis affect Minnesota education
DULUTH — The past decade saw Minnesota school districts weather deep state funding cuts, putting a greater burden on local property tax payers to make up the difference, according to a study by progressive group Minnesota 2020. The St. Paul think tank released the report this...
August 28, 2014 - 9:08pm
March 16, 2014
Rising cost of exams tests schools
ST. PAUL — A growing number of Minnesota districts are taking stock of the tests they give students. And they are asking tough questions about them: How many are really necessary? How often? Which exams tell the most? Spending on standardized testing fees that districts and charter...
March 16, 2014 - 9:23pm