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Minnesotan named Rhodes scholar to focus on U.S. drug policy

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"We treat it (drug addiction) as a criminal issue instead of a public health issue," said Riley Tillitt, who lost his brother to a heroin overdose. That attitude is leading to more people overdosing, he said.

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Alexandria Eshelman and Katie Nguyen

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Alexandria Eshelman and Katie Nguyen are WVIA's Artists of the Week

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Latest U.S. Rhodes scholar class includes more women than ever

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The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 21 women, the most ever in a single Rhodes class, and almost half of the 32 winners are immigrants or first-generation Americans.

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University of Minnesota narrows search for next president

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The candidates interviewed included five women and four men; one-third of the interviewees were people of color.

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Member Services Specialist

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The Member Services Specialist is a vital part of the organization’s Development Team. This position assists WVIA’s valuable members with ongoing account maintenance, helps increase the stations membership base, and maximizes member retention by advancing WVIA’s mission, building relationships, and providing outstanding service.

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Minnesota's private colleges opening up to community college students

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As the cost of a post-secondary education has grown, some students have found other avenues to a bachelor's degree without taking on large-scale debt.

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Ex-Shakopee superintendent facing additional bribery charges

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Prosecutors say Shakopee's former schools chief Rod Thompson used his position of authority to solicit a construction company to make renovations at his home, pay for personal travel and attend sporting events.

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Trio Kisosen

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Sunday December 2, at 3:00pm

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God Knows Where I Am - Documentary & Panel Discussion

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Monday evening November 19th at 6:30 in the Degenstein Center Theater at Susquehanna University.

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In the #MeToo era, should Minnesota schools be teaching consent?

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Advocates say they're not giving up their push for schools to teach the principles of consent — the earlier, the better.

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Zucchini everywhere: School-grown produce teaches students to eat their veggies

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A growing number of schools are building greenhouses or in some way getting into local food production. While the locally grown food isn't a big money saver, it has increased healthy food choices for students and increased student interest in where the food they eat comes from.

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Lisbeth Mora and Maggie Yannes

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Lisbeth Mora and Maggie Yannes are WVIA's Artists of the Week

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Light snow showers at times, windy and cold; chilly weekend

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Another batch of snow is expected to spread across the northern half of Minnesota Saturday afternoon into Saturday night and early Sunday. Southern Minnesota could see some scattered snow showers, mainly late Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening.

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U's underground archives document prejudice, work during World War I

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To mark the 100-year anniversary of the war's end, the University of Minnesota is highlighting items in its extensive collection. Included are accounts of the infamous public safety committee in Minnesota that ferreted out anyone who was "unpatriotic."

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Design college pitched in to bring order to polling-place signs

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The Minneapolis College of Art and Design redid the signage for a polling station on campus. Now its work is in use around the state.

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