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Aspen Ideas Festival: Stopping the violence in America's cities

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A discussion from the Aspen Ideas Festival about how to stop the violence in America's cities. A Chicago pastor, the Cook County Sheriff and a former high school principal turned philanthropist share their insights.

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St. Paul schools sued for 'mainstreaming' English language learners

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Two Karen students and their parents have sued the St. Paul school district over what they say are inadequate services for students learning English.

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U of M libraries win prestigious national award

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The university's library system won the 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.

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Aspen Ideas Festival: Has democracy run its course?

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At an Aspen Ideas Festival event, three panelists tried to answer one question: has democracy run its course?

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Kaler: Even with tuition hike U of M will stay competitive

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Out-of-state students will see an increase of 12.5 percent, which translates total tuition of $25,000 a year.

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Aspen Ideas Festival: StoryCorps founder David Isay on the importance of listening

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Four hundred thousand people people have recorded their stories for radio and the Library of Congress via StoryCorps and Isay says it's important to tell the truth about who we are as human beings, in order to reduce fear and increase hope.

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Minneapolis could reduce number of police officers in schools

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Minneapolis schools Superintendent Ed Graff is recommending the school board reduce the number of school resource officers from 16 to 14.

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Anonymous alumni commit $40 million to Gustavus Adolphus

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It's the largest-ever donation to Gustavus Adolphus College and one of the largest ever made to a Minnesota college. The St. Peter school said the money will go to scholarships and to renovating its science building.

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What if community college were free?

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Cost is just one of the burdens preventing students from pursuing higher education -- but it's a pretty sizable one. What would happen if community college was free?

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Minnesota, 17 other states sue Betsy DeVos over student loan rules

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Lori Swanson, Minnesota's attorney general, and officials from 17 other states and the District of Columbia say federal officials broke the law by delaying rules meant to protect federal student loan borrowers.

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David McCullough on American history and values

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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough says we've become a nation of spectators, and need to remember that there are actually four branches of government: the judiciary, the congress, the president and the people.

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Minnesota schools say student support grants paying off

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Seventy-seven schools around Minnesota hired social workers, psychologists and other non-teaching staff this year with $12 million in state grants. Districts that received grants say they've seen a big impact on meeting student needs.

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Aspen Ideas Festival: Norman Lear and Khizr Khan on American values and the Constitution

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Television producer Norman Lear bought a version of the Declaration of Independence and toured it around the country to promote American values. Khizr Khan is an American citizen from Pakistan who says we must always stay true to the rights and privileges outlined in our Constitution.

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U of M hires costly outside lawyers to investigate leak to TV station

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Documents show Stroz Friedberg LLC has been hired to investigate last month's leak of information to KSTP-TV. One document shows two managing directors who will likely be involved charging $860 an hour.

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Eden Prairie schools chief tapped to run troubled Perpich arts center

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Curt Tryggestad will take over in August. The center's been in turmoil for months and it narrowly survived a legislative attempt to close it last session.

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