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Teacher Seniority Headlines GOP's State Education Plans

A retired English teacher will help set Republicans' agenda for making changes to the state's schools.

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St. Paul Man Charged with Fleeing Spring Lake Park Police in Stolen Vehicle

Forty-six-year-old Rick Allen Austin of St. Paul - Photo: Anoka County Sheriff's Office

A St. Paul man is facing charges after allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase before crashing into the median on Interstate 694.

Minnesota Velodrome to Remain Closed for Now

Minnesota's only velodrome for bicycle racers will remain closed for now.

Minnesota Health Officials Report Flu Surge

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Minnesota health officials are reporting a surge in flu outbreaks at schools and long-term care facilities.
    
Through the end of last week, 203 new schools reported outbreaks, compared with 19 the previous week. That raised the number of Minnesota schools reporting outbreaks this season to 271.
    

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Minn. Teen Drivers Brace for Stricter Driver's Education Standards

Starting Jan. 1, rules for teens trying to get a driver's license in Minnesota are changing. 

On Thursday, state officials explained the reasons for the change.

Group Concerned About Bee Population Calls for Stop to Use of Some Pesticides

Minnesotans concerned about declining bee populations are on a mission to stop the use of some pesticides in the state.

A group in support of pollinators gifted the Minnesota Department of Agriculture on Tuesday with a basket of food and honey to thank them for the work they've done to increase bee habitats.

Snow Means Slick Roads, Slow Commute

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December is back.

Roads are slick across the Twin Cities metro and western and central Minnesota as temperatures continued to drop and a storm moved into Minnesota overnight. Roads were icy Tuesday morning after about an inch of snow covered metro roads.