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"Almost a Third Grader" gives students a head start

7:06 AM, Sep 19, 2013

Liz Brown's third graders at Middleton Elementary in Woodbury are gathered around her, listening spellbound as she reads a book about a child's moral dilemma over a plan to kidnap a dog.

Hopkins school meals start from scratch

6:43 AM, Sep 12, 2013

The cooler door swings open and out come boxes of vegetables and fruit -- scratch ingredients for that day's breakfast and lunch program.

The Commish joins What's Cool in Our School

8:54 AM, Sep 5, 2013

Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius has a big job, but a big concern on opening day of the Minnesota State Fair was choosing the right book.

STEAM power takes over Edgewood Middle School

8:35 AM, Jun 13, 2013

"This is the kind of thing I've always wanted to do," said art teacher Jim Bias.

Latino Play Festival gives Northfield students a chance to tell their stories

6:51 AM, Jun 6, 2013

"Go back and be really sarcastic,'" ordered director Linda Henderson who is putting actors from Northfield High School through their paces.

VocalEssence Cantare connects choirs and cultures

6:27 AM, May 30, 2013

Kathy Lara settles her third grade choir students into their seats at Windom Dual Spanish Immersion School in Minneapolis.

'Asian Penguins' bridge digital divide for St. Paul families

8:06 AM, May 23, 2013

Middle school teacher Jeff Cater is teaching students the Community School of Excellence in Saint Paul the finer points of computer repair.

Education

2 charged in beating death of homeless man for $5

Hennepin County prosecutors charged 23-year-old Willis Esposito Richardson and a 17-year-old boy with aiding and abetting second-degree murder.

4:08 PM, Jul 10, 2012

Minnesota gun laws a mystery to many

With renewed attention to American laws governing firearms, Minnesota has its own rules. Gun shop owners must comply with the regulations.

5:16 PM, Jul 23, 2012

Ground Temperatures Warming...Gardening Anyone?

A sample of ground temperatures this week in St. Paul reveals that down to around 8" the ground drops to the low 50s

7:06 PM, Apr 24, 2007

Pawlenty vetoes minimum wage bill, delivers on promise

Sponsors of a plan to raise Minnesota's minimum wage for the first time since 2005 say they've been notified their bill has been vetoed.

8:54 PM, May 15, 2008

State lawmaker won't resign over YouTube video

Lawmaker won't resign over comments comparing food stamp recipients to wild animals in parks

2:00 AM, Mar 9, 2012

Minn. professional boxer accused of domestic abuse

A 30-year-old professional boxer from St. Paul has been arrested on domestic abuse charges stemming from an incident in Scottsdale, Ariz. on Nov. 4.

1:10 PM, Nov 13, 2013

Rainbow Looms bracelets latest craze for kids

A new craze with kids has craft stores across the nation scrambling to keep rubber bands stocked on their shelves.

6:30 PM, Oct 18, 2013

KARE 11 launches new apps for iPad, iPhone and Android

Download the brand new iPad, iPhone and Android apps for KARE 11. Get the latest breaking news, weather, sports and more.

3:55 PM, Aug 16, 2013

Siblings remember Little Falls teens killed

Siblings of 18-year-old Haile Kifer and 17-year-old Nick Brady are mourning the loss of their loved ones.

12:25 PM, Dec 1, 2012

How does acknowledged murderer Christian Oberender get his hands on 13 guns?

How does a man, just 18 years removed from murdering his mother and being mentally ill and dangerous get released from custody and get his hands on an arsenal of guns and ammunition and be able to fire them at will on his property for years without so much as a peep from law enforcement?

1:05 PM, Jan 17, 2013
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