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Oklahoma charter school becomes lightning rod in debate over rural education

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A businessman struggling to recruit employees opened the school despite objections from the local school board.

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U of M closer to naming Joan Gabel as its next president

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A week of interviews, handshakes, car rides and public forums at all five University of Minnesota campuses is over, and now Joan Gabel awaits a decision on whether or not she'll be the next president of the University of Minnesota.

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Minnesota students pay the price for a lack of diverse teachers

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Minnesota is facing a shortage of teachers of color as the student population continues to get more diverse.

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Curtis Flowers' lawyers want answers from Doug Evans

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In its latest filing, the defense team wants a chance to question the prosecutor under oath.

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U president finalist Joan Gabel begins statewide tour

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Following a Twin Cities visit Monday, Gabel is heading to Morris and Crookston Wednesday, then Duluth and Rochester on Thursday. Her final interview is on Friday with the Board of Regents, which is expected to make a decision in the next few weeks.

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Fight at Mpls. Edison leads to 2 student arrests

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The school principal described Monday's confrontation as the product of the "poor choices of a few individuals." The altercation follows similar incidents last week.

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Missoula: Rape and the justice system in a college town

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Jon Krakauer discusses his newest book, "Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town."

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South Carolina provost poised to be next U of M president

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Joan Gabel, currently the University of South Carolina's chief academic officer and provost, was named the sole finalist Wednesday to take over the University of Minnesota. She'll be the first woman to lead the system.

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A fire in Winona

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After Nelson Forrest spoke out about the Curtis Flowers case, his house went up in flames.

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Hundreds of thousands of people could lose their legal status. One hopes to graduate with his college degree first

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If the Trump administration has its way, Jose would be forced from the U.S. just a few months before graduation.

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U of M volleyball team says they have the chemistry to do well in NCAA tournament

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The Gophers are coming off their best conference record in school history. The perennially successful women's Gopher volleyball team has absolute dominance at home, going undefeated on their home court.

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Trade skills are in high demand

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There's a high demand for more skilled-trades training and programs at Minnesota tech colleges and universities. Where is the demand coming from?

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Minnesota's tech colleges see surge in skilled-trades training

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Companies in need of mechanics, technicians and other tradespeople are leaning on the state's two-year schools to help deliver well-trained workers in a tight labor market. At Dakota County Tech, they can't train students fast enough.

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S2 Update: You asked, we answered

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With the U.S. Supreme Court set to hear Curtis Flowers' appeal in the coming months, we thought it was a good time to answer some of the questions you've asked us since the end of Season 2.

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Minnesota proposes teaching climate change as human-caused

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Minnesota's draft science education standards include teaching climate change as a human-caused phenomenon -- the first time in Minnesota such guidelines have ascribed human activity as the driver behind global warming.

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Episode #1901

Latino USA's traditional episode for the new year is a remix of our favorite music pieces of 2018.

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