Gov. Mark Dayton's Task Force on the Prevention of Bullying is nearly finished with its anti-bullying policy recommendations, MPR reports. The final report is due on Dayton's desk next week. The state task force was assigned with examining the definition of bullying and ways to improve laws against it. Minnesota's current anti-bullying law is considered one of the weakest in the country with only 37 words. The group will hold their final meeting on Monday.
Evacuations underway after explosion, fire on U of M campus
Evacuations are in effect on campus after an underground explosion and fire Thursday afternoon.
‘Terrible prank’ during tornado drill causes scare at Hopkins High School
The school principal said the incident brought armed police to the school and "understandably caused some scholars anxiety."
Woman admits to role in St. Paul man's gruesome murder
A 32-year-old Duluth woman has taken a plea deal in the case of a 34-year-old St. Paul man's murder.
'Living nightmare’ alleged at Savage, Minn. rabbit sanctuary
"Peacebunny Cottage" is now the subject of an animal cruelty investigation.
Tractor tips on embankment, killing man in Kandiyohi County
The tractor reportedly tipped and fell on top of the man, pinning him underneath.
Sloane Martin teams with Mike Golic Jr. for college football broadcasts
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Minnesota radio legend Tom Barnard set to leave KQRS
Barnard says he's not retiring.
Delta pilots picket at MSP Airport amid mass issues in airline industry
The picket is one of several nationwide.
St. Paul plans to extend $500 payments to low-income families
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Use of car seat in crash that killed child still under investigation
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Dayton gets report on bullying, backs call for tougher law
Gov. Mark Dayton received the final report of a state task force on bullying and said he supports its call for a tougher law. Dayton called it disgraceful that the issue has received such scant attention in Minnesota. The report calls for a law with a specific definition of bullying and a disciplinary system for how to respond to it.
Report to Dayton urges stronger Minnesota anti-bullying law
The Prevention of School Bullying Task Force recommended to state lawmakers Wednesday that the state repeals its current anti-bullying law and replace it with a stronger law to protect students from bullying, harassment and intimidation in Minnesota schools. The 15-member task force's recommendations were delivered in a report to Gov. Mark Dayton.
Members of the Task Force on the Prevention of School Bullying named
Gov. Mark Dayton appointed the 15 member task force to help ensure "a healthy and nurturing school environment exists for every child in our state." The Governor says all students and parents "should have confidence that their schools are safe places for learning."
Dayton appoints task force to prevent bullying in Minnesota schools
The governor says all students and parents should have the confidence that their schools are 'free of harm.' The task force will be made up of 15 members who will study current best practices and policies to prevent and punish bullying.
Dayton expected to issue executive order to set up bullying task force
It comes just a week after state Attorney General Lori Swanson proposed legislation that would require school districts to set up rules when it comes to reporting cases of bullying.
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