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Minnesota student test scores remain flat

Test scores for Minnesota students remained largely flat this year compared to last. The latest results of standardized exams taken by a half million schoolchildren in the state in the spring didn’t budge in math or science. Reading scores rose slightly. The scores also showed that the wide achievement gap between white and minority students continues, and is largely unchanged despite renewed efforts to close the gap.

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Mayo Clinic first to offer at-home colonoscopy alternative

The Mayo Clinic will be the first health center in the nation to offer patients a mail-in stool sample test that is an alternative to a colonoscopy. The new procedure, called the Cologuard test, got FDA approval earlier this month. It was co-invented by a Mayo gastroenterologist. The test will be available by prescription. The test's makers believe this alternative will be effective in identifying early colon cancer in patients who are squeamish about the more invasive procedure.

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Vikings provide football trainers for Minneapolis-St. Paul public schools

The Minnesota Vikings announced a partnership with the NFL Foundation on a hefty grant that will provide 13 public schools in Minneapolis and St. Paul a certified athletic trainer for their football programs. The NFL Foundation funded the project with $25,000, which the Vikings matched for a total of $50,000, that will provide care for ninth-grade, junior varsity and varsity football teams.

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Alex Colomé wastes Buxton's diving catch, clutch bomb

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Firefighters battling large blaze at Northern Metal site in Minneapolis

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Charges: St. Cloud woman maced, fatally stabbed man in alley

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Gasthof's building in Northeast Minneapolis is for sale

The restaurant opened in 1992 and has been closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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1 dead in single-vehicle crash in Kandiyohi County

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Neighbor sues to block estate from dividing billionaire's Lake Minnetonka property

The estate of Irwin Jacobs wants to build six new homes on the late businessman's property.

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In the better burger battle, does Culver's trump In-N-Out?

A website says Culver's is far superior to In-N-Out.

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Darnella Frazier, who filmed the video of Floyd's arrest, reacts to guilty verdict

Frazier's video challenged the initial narrative of Floyd's arrest presented by the Minneapolis Police Department.

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Man fatally shot by police near I-35W in Burnsville is identified

The suspect killed in the incident is from western Wisconsin.

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