Teachers currently have three years to pass a basic skills test, but a bill that received unanimous backing in the House would require teachers to pass the test before they work in the classroom and would also make the exam more rigorous.
SCSU player hospitalized after being taken off ice on stretcher
Luedtke was checked into the boards in the first period and down for a reported 10-15 minutes.
Amber Alert in Wisconsin: Search for missing 15-year-old girl
Police believe 15-year-old Kryssy King may be with a 22-year-old man.
3 St. Paul fast food restaurants robbed in space of an hour
The thieves struck between 7:15 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Fire at historic Stevens House museum for third time since Aug. 30
The fire was reported early Saturday morning.
What to do with the Kmart site? Minneapolis wants your ideas
The project will connect Nicollet Avenue south of Lake street and north of the Midtown Greenway, reestablishing a street grid.
Crowd evacuated at end of homecoming football game in Brooklyn Park
Police blamed 'unruly teens' in the stands and some who were trying to enter the stadium.
BCA: Police shoot suicidal man 'armed with sword' in North Branch
The man is expected to survive.
State to help 44 Minnesota gas stations add E15 pumps
The yellow 88 button is coming to more gas stations in Minnesota.
FBI, police investigating bank robbery at Edina's 50th and France
An ATM technician was robbed by four men at a U.S. Bank.
Paralyzed Bloomington football player begins rehabilitation in Colorado
Ethan Glynn is at a world-renowned rehabilitation hospital.
Man killed, woman seriously injured in Hastings boating collision
The incident remains under investigation.
Owner of St. Cloud bar gets 6 years for arson, ordered to repay $3M
A February 2020 fire at the Press Bar and Parlor was later determined to be an insurance job.
Teacher testing bill reaches Dayton's desk
The Senate has passed on to the governor a bill that would require teachers to take a basic skills test in reading, writing and math before they could get a teaching license. The Senate passed the bill with a 60-1 vote. The House passed it unanimously.
Teachers required to keep their political views to themselves under measure passed by House
Teachers can't use school district resources to promote any political candidate or cause under a bill passed in the Minnesota House and now on its way through the Senate. The bill's supporters say it doesn't completely prevent teachers from expressing their views. But DFL opponents argue it stifles the free flow of ideas that benefits students.
Senate passes bill to make synthetic drug sales a felony
The Senate unanimously passed a bill that would also ban many more of the synthetic compounds and make it easier for pharmacy officials to ban new ones. The House already passed a similar bill.
GOP House passes bill to cut business taxes, reduce renter refunds
Republicans say the plan would help attract businesses and create jobs, but Democrats say it would boost business profits on the backs of the poor and middle class. Senate Republicans have introduced their own version of the bill, but their plan does not include cuts to renters' refunds.
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