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Rep. Ellison calls on West African community to help fight Ebola

mprnews.org — U.S. Representative Keith Ellison joined state health officials and community leaders at a forum on Ebola in Brooklyn Center.

Woman fatally shot in Minneapolis strip club

mprnews.org — Neither the woman's identity nor a description of the suspect have been released.

St. Paul school start times stay put, for now

mprnews.org — The district is trying to find a balance between research showing later start times helps students learn better, and parents reluctant to face schedule changes.

Chemical spray used to break up fight at St. Paul high school

mprnews.org — St. Paul school officials say the decision to use a chemical spray is left to school resource officers, who are members of St. Paul's police force.

Mpls. school district drops contract with politically-connected group

mprnews.org — Republicans in the Minnesota Senate are calling for an investigation into whether the school district was pressured to sign the contract with the Community Standards Initiative.

Charter school faces questions over early kindergarten enrollment

mprnews.org — Community School of Excellence disputes accusations that it has enrolled 4-year-olds without proper screening.

Four questions: Can background checks prevent teacher misconduct?

mprnews.org — A Catholic high school in Austin, Minn., fired one of its math teachers after she was arrested Monday on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Austin police chief Brian Krueger said the teacher, a 28-year old woman, will be formally charged with third-degree sexual assault on Wednesday.

Keep early start times in place, St. Paul schools panel urges

mprnews.org — You are MPR. Support the news you rely on. Give Now A committee is recommending the St. Paul school district keep early start times in place for older students next school year. The district has been considering pushing the first school bell from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

High school league puts transgender athlete policy on hold

mprnews.org — Your support makes MPR News possible. Give Now The Minnesota State High School League has tabled a controversial plan on transgender athletes until December. Related: Proposed high school athlete policy stirs controversy Instead, a committee will take more public input on the matter, league officials said Thursday.

Twin Cities school districts burdened by low state rankings

mprnews.org — Minnesota's struggling schools are becoming more concentrated in the Twin Cities, according to the state's accountability data. Under a measure that combines test scores, graduation rates, student academic growth and the achievement gap between white students and students of color, Minneapolis and St. Paul saw an increase in the number of schools with low rankings.
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Oct 20, 2014

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Oct 20, 2014

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Oct 20, 2014

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Oct 20, 2014

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Oct 19, 2014

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Oct 18, 2014

RT @TomCrann: Saddened to hear that the great gentleman of Jazz, Leigh Kamman has died. His voice and great taste in jazz were a sat night staple on MPR.

Oct 18, 2014

@MNRG kick off their season tonight, prepare by watching my roller derby primer with a #GoPro point of view ow.ly/CY5Z9

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