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'Rape game' allegations shake North Dakota school district

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The report says hazing and sexual misconduct took place in locker rooms, on field trips and during physical education class and musical rehearsals.

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Minneapolis teachers ratify contract

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Minneapolis teachers voted to accept a new two-year contract on Friday, ratifying the tentative deal reached with the district last month after 10 months of bargaining.

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Students test diplomacy skills in huge model UN conference

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More than 800 students from across the state traveled to downtown Minneapolis for this weekend's YMCA Model UN conference.

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Anoka Technical College gives all-clear after lockdown

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A technical college in a northern Minneapolis suburb has given the all-clear after going into lockdown.

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Why teachers are demanding change

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A wave of teacher protests has swept the country in recent months. This wave of political engagement comes after years of what some call a "war on teachers."

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Minneapolis teacher weighs in on federal review of discipline policy

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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is considering whether to keep or rescind the Obama-era instructions to schools, which aim to reduce racial disparities in school discipline.

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Trump's infrastructure czar steps down

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The departure of DJ Gribbin is the latest sign that the president's plan is going nowhere fast.

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Author Sara Zaske on the German art of raising self-reliant kids

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Are American parents over-protective? When journalist and new mother Sara Zaske moved to Germany, she noticed that her new friends were raising self-reliant kids and avoiding the pitfalls of helicopter parenting.

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Handbag magnate gives $5M to build Korean language village near Bemidji

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Concordia College in Moorhead has received a $5 million gift to help it add a culturally authentic Korean language village to its seven other language villages in the north woods of Minnesota.

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Chapter 4: Gaman - Making Do

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By the fall of 1942, most people of Japanese ancestry had been transferred to one of 10 incarceration camps run by the War Relocation Authority. It was a time to persevere in the face of the unendurable, and to do so with dignity. The Japanese term for that is Gaman.

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Malala Yousafzai ends her 1st Pakistan visit since shooting

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Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai left Pakistan on Monday, ending a surprise visit to the country, her first since being shot in 2012 by Taliban militants who tried to kill her for promoting girls' education.

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The forgotten struggle for civil rights in the northern U.S.

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As we come to the end of Women's History Month, this hour you'll hear about a Minnesota woman who was a longtime activist for civil rights, but has been mostly forgotten.

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Conservative critics keeping heat on Edina schools

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Since last year, conservatives have accused Edina schools of indoctrinating students with liberal viewpoints. The issue has drawn national attention, and state lawmakers are considering legislation to ban "indoctrination" of public school students.

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Words and deeds out of alignment for potential Cabinet appointment and Fox News personality

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Pete Hegseth, a decorated Army veteran thought to be considered to run Veteran's Affairs, portrays himself as a defender of traditional family values despite extramarital affairs with co-workers and divorces.

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Do we expect too much from teachers?

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Should they be required to carry a gun?

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