Education officials will revise Minnesota's application for a waiver from the federal law in light of conditions laid out by President Obama. The state wants to be freed from the testing requirements and mandatory sanctions in No Child Left Behind.
Fatal crash under investigation on Hwy 62 in Mendota Heights
The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating the crash near Dodd Road.
Gallery: Sale of Minneapolis penthouse marks highest price for condo in MN history
The seller is a member of the Pohlad family.
The former Bachelor Farmer space is sold in Minneapolis
A new restaurant is expected to open next year.
Supercharged atmosphere causing more mega-rain events
There could be a mega-rain event Saturday-Sunday in Minnesota, Wisconsin and/or Iowa.
Massive Burnsville landfill expansion nears final approvals
The City of Burnsville and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency are accepting public feedback on the proposal.
Kyle Rittenhouse attorney to defend accused Apple River killer Nicolae Miu
The attorney who helped Kyle Rittenhouse be acquitted of all charges is defending the alleged Apple River mass stabber.
Minneapolis police trying to ID pair in connection to fatal shooting
Police say the two people pictured are connected to the fatal shooting of Ivan Redday last month.
17-year-old girl killed in southern Minnesota crash
The crash happened early Thursday morning near Lake Crystal.
Ex-Brooklyn Center police chief sues city over resignation
Tim Gannon alleges he was forced to resign following the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright.
Men injured after boat crash sends propeller spinning onto craft
The motor reportedly flew out of the water and severely injured two men on the boat.
Officials investigating possible spill near Enbridge pipeline in Wisconsin
It comes as another water spill is being reported at Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline in Minnesota.
Kline: Obama overreaching his power with 'No Child Left Behind' waivers
Kline says states should be allowed to opt out of the controversial law, which sets unachievable goals for some schools. But he says the president is overreaching his power by granting waivers from the program.
AP: Minnesota gets 'No Child' waiver
The AP quotes an anonymous official who says ten states, including Minnesota, will get waivers from the federal "No Child Left Behind" law. The law requires all students to show proficiency in math and reading by 2014, but some educators say that goal is unrealistic, and that the law is too strict and leads schools to "teach to the test."
Minnesota seeks relief from 'No Child Left Behind' law
The waiver asks that the state be relieved of some of the law's provisions -- including the requirement that all students be proficient in English and math by 2014.
Will Minnesota's new school assessments be an improvement over No Child Left Behind?
The state has developed new ways to measure school performance if a requested waiver from No Child Left Behind is approved. The Education Commissioner thinks they'll be fairer and more accurate. A state business leader thinks they'll "destroy the accountability system for schools."
Minn. ed commissioner to join Obama for 'No Child Left Behind' announcement
Officials say the president plans to formally announce that states seeking to drop parts of the law can apply for waivers. Cassellius submitted Minnesota's waiver request last month.
Nearly half of Minnesota schools fail 'No Child' standards
The Minnesota Education Department on Friday released the list of schools that failed to make what federal officials call “Adequate Yearly Progress."
Police: Woman left child in cold car with window down
The police report says when an officer told the woman she could not leave her child behind in a car, she apparently replied "even in Minnesota?" The Woodbury Bulletin says authorities reported it to child protective services.
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