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New Initiatives in Place for Students Heading Back to School

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Many students across the state will head back to school Tuesday, and children and parents might notice new changes this year.

Here are some new initiatives in place this year:

All-Day Kindergarten

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Fugitive Ty Hoffman Suspected of Robbing Blaine Bank, Search Continues

The TCF Bank robbery suspect - Photo: Blaine Police Department

A man suspected of killing a Boston Scientific executive at an Arden Hills gas station last month may have robbed a bank in Blaine over the weekend, according to police.

The robbery took place at the TCF Bank at 331 County Road 10 Northeast just after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Minnesota Gas Prices Down from Last Year

Gas prices in Minnesota are lower than they were during the Labor Day weekend last year, and analysts say they could fall even further heading into the fall.
    
The Star Tribune reports that in the Twin Cities, the average gas price was $3.36 per gallon on Friday. That's 20 cents less than last year.
    

Authorities Across Minn. Step Up 'Move Over' Enforcement

Authorities across Minnesota are stepping up enforcement of Minnesota's "move over" law this weekend.
    
Sunday marks the 14th anniversary of the death of Trooper Ted Foss of Winona. Foss was making a traffic stop on Interstate 90 when he was hit by a passing vehicle and killed on Aug. 31, 2000.
    

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Suspect Shot and Killed by Police Outside Ramsey Day Care is Identified

Authorities have identified the suspect shot and killed by officers outside of a Ramsey day care Thursday. Authorities say 21-year-old Chaz Michael Havenor was shot by police.

The Ramsey police officers involved in the shooting are Jerad Dixon and Richard Webb.

Weekend Box Office: 'As Above, So Below' and 'November Man'

Casey Messer, host of The Reelz Show, gives you a preview of what's hot at the box office this weekend. This week, we travel deep below Paris, and an ex-CIA officer looks a lot like James Bond.

"As Above, So Below"

Officers Kill Suspect Outside Ramsey Day Care Center

One person was killed and two others are in custody after an officer-involved shooting just outside a Ramsey day care center Thursday afternoon.

Officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle with three men inside in the parking lot of the Learning Lodge Day Care Center on the 6000 block of 157th Lane Northwest around 3 p.m.