State education officials put in the application in hopes of being awarded up to $45 million in federal funds from the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge. The competition is designed to encourage better learning standards and access to early learning programs for low-income children.
Fire departments decry drivers running over hoses, endangering crews
It happened in two separate Northland cities this week.
All Energy Solar reaches growth milestones with higher goals yet for 2022
Minnesota solar company continues to thrive through building a strong workforce
Authorities ID family found frozen to death at MN-Canada border
They're still trying to unravel how they got there and who might have helped them.
Mayo Clinic specialist: 'The omicron surge is not over'
Experts expect a rapid decline over the next month followed a period of calm.
Charges: Man in stolen Jeep leads police on 110 mph chase
He crashed into a light post near the Capitol and then fled on foot, the complaint says.
Puppy in back of stolen Audi found, reunited with owner
The 4 1/2-month-old bullmastiff had been missing more than a week.
WI's best 'hole-in-the-wall' diner is Guy Fieri-approved
Come for the "garbage pile," stay for ... even more breakfast food.
Minnesota's pre-pro women's soccer team unveils name, logo
The new name and look was unveiled after community owners voted on a winner.
21 people charged in connection to drug trafficking in northern MN
Police say the organization sold more than 10 pounds of heroin and fentanyl in northern Minnesota.
MN's 'best hole-in-the-wall diner' is, sadly, currently closed
MSN recently published its pick for best diner in each state.
MN apartment complex loses heat, nearly 150 residents evacuated
A boiler problem caused the heating issue.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Thursday, January 27
Cases remain very high but hospitalizations have been plateaued for the past week.
Minnesota among 9 states to win 'Race to the Top' education grants
The winning states will get between $50 million and $100 million for early childhood education.
Is Dayton the 'greatest education governor?'
The National Education Association just lauded Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton an “America’s Greatest Education Governor" award, in part for increasing school funding and focusing on early learning. But critics say he represents teachers unions more than students.
Heating assistance applications now available in Minnesota
Applications are now available for low income families that need help taking care of their heating bills. The program runs from October through May.
Study: Minnesota among states to get 'F' in civil rights education
The study found that most students learn two people and four words -- Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, and 'I have a dream.'
State Education Department working toward Nov. 14 deadline to apply for NCLB waiver
There is a later deadline in February for states to apply for exemptions from the federal No Child Left Behind requirements. But Minnesota officials say that timeframe would not allow enough preparations for next school year.
State urges flood victims to apply for loans as deadline draws near
An October 15th deadline looms for people who suffered property damage in June's floods to apply to the Small Business Administration for help. So far fewer than 300 people have applied. Even a rejected application is important: getting turned down by the federal agency is a step toward qualifying for state aid.
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