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Minneapolis school district settles complaint over South High brawl

mprnews.org — Thank you Members! Not a Member yet? Give Now The Minneapolis school district has pledged to quickly investigate any claims of racial and ethnic harassment in order to settle a federal complaint. The complaint alleged the district allowed a hostile environment for some students.

Ruling requires judges to consider age and more when giving teens harsh sentences

mprnews.org — 2 days left to give. Support MPR today! Give Now When the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a teenager convicted of killing three people in Minneapolis should receive a new sentence, it made clear that judges who issue the harshest of sentences against minors must consider their age, home life and other factors.

Man pleads guilty to lying to FBI in al-Shabab probe

mprnews.org — Mahdi Hussein Furreh had denied any contact with a fugitive tied to recruitment for the terror group.

Expel or engage? Mosques seek new ways to end terror recruiting

mprnews.org — Last day of the Drive. Support MPR News! Give Now Imam Abdirahman Ahmad recalls cutting loose worshippers and laying down new rules after it became clear the al-Shabab terror group was recruiting in his mosque. "We clarified everything. We said, 'If you are radical, go somewhere else.

Metro Transit riders to see new shelters, improvements

mprnews.org — Metro Transit is trying to determine where to add shelters or enhance existing shelters with lighting, heating and other improvements.

Journalist Harun Maruf on Minneapolis men fighting in Syria

mprnews.org — Harun Maruf, senior editor with Voice of America's Somali service, on young Somali-Americans whose families believe they have left Minneapolis to join radical groups in Syria.

Twin Cities chosen as pilot site for anti-terror program

mprnews.org — The U.S. Department of Justice has selected the Twin Cities as one of three locations that will test out a pilot program aimed to beat back violent extremism. Minnesota's U.S. Attorney, Andy Luger, said federal officials have asked him to put together a wish list of federal resources that could help counter radical ideology.

Gone to Syria: Family fears woman latest Minnesotan drawn to war-torn region

mprnews.org — The week she disappeared, the biggest worry on the mind of the 19-year-old St. Paul woman seemed to be what to wear to a friend's bridal shower. Related stories *Jihad in Syria lures Somalis from Minnesota *Minneapolis mom reflects on son and friend both lost to jihad *'Jihad Tourism': From Germany To The Syrian Battlefield The shy Muslim woman hated to shop and typically wore a loose-flowing hijab.

Dangerous waters: Blacks less likely to swim, more likely to drown

mprnews.org — In this land of 10,000 lakes, water has long offered Minnesotan children a way of life and leisure. But jumping in is riskier for some kids than for others. Recent drowning deaths in the Twin Cities reflect a sad national reality: Black kids are far less likely than whites to know how to swim.

St. Louis Park drops swimming lessons following drowning

mprnews.org — Students returning to St. Louis Park Public Schools this week will not have swimming as part of their physical education curriculum this year. Administrators say they're putting swim classes on hold in light of the drowning death of a 12-year-old at the middle school earlier this year.
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Oct 23, 2014

@sandentotten I got rid of mine when we bought our new house. Worst part is there's no way to call your cell phone when you've misplaced it!

Oct 23, 2014

Enjoyed this piece by @EuanKerr on 'Dear White People,' shot at @UMNews campus bit.ly/1vT5uxa

Oct 22, 2014

RT @fmanjoo: Zuckerberg did a 30-min Q&A in Chinese. He learned Mandarin while running a company. You spent your day on Facebook http://t.…

Oct 21, 2014

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Oct 21, 2014

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Oct 21, 2014

I have 2 GA tix for @wits this Friday and can't go. Will sell them face value to first one interested. bit.ly/1yV26El

Oct 20, 2014

Most Met Council members rarely use public transit system they oversee. Excellent reporting by @stribroper ow.ly/3t3jcs

Oct 20, 2014

What a touching story. RT @adopteesrock Twins separated at birth reveal their incredible reunion story nyp.st/1sB7GGP

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