Should Twin Cities mayors control schools?

It's been trendy in recent years for big-city mayors to take over the management of city schools. But results have been mixed. Should Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman take that helm? MinnPost asked them, and the two had thoughtful answers.
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It's been trendy in recent years for big-city mayors to take over the management of city schools. But results have been mixed. Should Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman take that helm? MinnPost asked them, and the two had thoughtful answers.

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Tips for watering trees during severe drought, sprinkler restrictions

How can you keep your valued trees healthy? Just follow these simple steps.

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Minnesota saw record number of murders in 2020, BCA says

The BCA released its annual Uniform Crime Report on Tuesday.

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Red Lake police officer fatally shot on Tuesday

The officer was reportedly shot near Redby.

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Child dies, driver critically injured in crash on I-90 in Faribault County

The crash happened at approximately 11:24 p.m. Tuesday.

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Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, July 27

The newest data from the Minnesota Department of Health.

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Charges: Family terrorized by alleged racist stalker who drove truck into their home

The victims say they had been targeted and stalked for 83 days prior to the incident.

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Charges: TX man was acting paranoid before he shot man in MN hotel

He's accused of shooting the victim six times, killing him.

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Suspect flees deputies on scooter, pickup truck before being Tasered

He was eventually tased while in a third vehicle, and arrested.

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7 counties added to Minnesota DNR's campfire burning ban

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Storm damage in northern MN; severe weather threat through Wednesday

Storms could pack a punch again Tuesday and especially Wednesday.

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