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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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Source of 'loud explosion' in Brooklyn Park a mystery

The noise was investigated by police, but no source could be determined.

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COVID: All Americans over 50 advised to get a second booster

Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise again as new COVID variants emerge.

J.W. Peck (left) and Eric Galler.

2 Minnesotans inducted into White Castle's Hall of Fame

White Castle — it's what a man in Minneapolis and another in Woodbury, crave.

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Video shows officers ended pursuit before fatal crash in Anoka

The crash occurred when the driver fled police during an attempted traffic stop in Coon Rapids.

Eli Hart

6-year-old Eli Hart identified as boy found dead in car trunk

The kindergartner's father was trying to get full custody of his son.

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Boy found dead in trunk of car in Mound was kindergartner

"It is horrifying and difficult to process a tragedy of this magnitude, especially in our close-knit community," the superintendent wrote.

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Man found yelling for help after being shot in Minneapolis

The shooting occurred on the 800 block of Elwood Avenue North at around 9:15 p.m.

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Minneapolis North principal says she was fired, district says otherwise

“MPS requires schools to follow protocols in times like that and I did not,” Friestleben said.

Kris Richard Severin

Inmate who escaped Minnesota prison is captured

The inmate escaped Wednesday morning.

Brave New Comedy Workshop in downtown Minneapolis.

Brave New Workshop cancels shows due to COVID-19 cases

The shows were scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre.

Austin Retterath

Body of missing U of M student found in Mississippi River

Austin Retterath was last seen alive in the morning hours of May 8.

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