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U, Minnesota State consider where to use new maintenance funds from the state Legislature

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At session's end, it appears that money for capital improvements at the state's college and university systems came through, though not to the levels colleges wanted.

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Budget cuts could end the lone high school Russian program in MN

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Given current events, losing St. Paul Central's Russian program would be a blow, the teacher says.

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Giving parents more freedom to choose doesn't guarantee better schools

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Other countries offer clues about how effective nationwide school choice would be in the U.S.

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Timeline of police response to Texas school shooting remains unclear

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In the aftermath of the deadliest public school shooting in Texas history, early witness accounts and recordings from emergency dispatch describe a 30-minute nightmare.

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'Do Something:' Parkland students angry after Texas shooting

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Survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, took to social media to express outrage and heartbreak after the Friday school shooting in Texas, where authorities say a gunman opened fire, killing 10 people.

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Teen held in Texas attack is said to have used father's guns

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The Texas student charged in the school shooting at Santa Fe High School posted an image on Facebook of himself wearing a "Born to Kill" shirt and used his father's shotgun and pistol in the attack that left 10 dead and 10 wounded.

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Colorado woman chosen to lead St. Cloud State University

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Robbyn Wacker of the University of Northern Colorado has been chosen as the new president of St. Cloud State University.

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As schools struggle with costs, special education takes a toll

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Special education accounts for one-fifth of education spending, and costs are growing.

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Inside the Leflore County Jail: A cell of snitches

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After his arrest in 1997, Curtis Flowers was placed in a small cell with up to eight other inmates. Here's what happened next, in their own words.

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S2 E4: The Confessions

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The case against Curtis Flowers is based on three main threads of evidence: the route that witnesses said he walked to Tardy Furniture, the gun that prosecutors alleged he used to shoot four employees, and the confessions he supposedly made while incarcerated. In this episode, we investigate the three inmates who claimed that Flowers confessed to them.

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What exactly are prosecutors allowed to do?

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They can rely on jailhouse informants, if the testimony is true.

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New program is bringing the library to a St. Paul laundromat

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Starting Saturday, the St. Paul Public Library is joining a national effort that provides "pop-up" libraries in laundromats.

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Recession nearly killed her MN gymnastics studio. Now, she's on a roll.

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Brenda Nolby navigated some tough economic times. But the Ham Lake entrepreneur proved her staying power. Now her studio is thriving, and she's Minnesota's Small Business Person of the Year.

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St. Paul schools may drop opposition to holiday observances

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Current policy tells schools to "strive to eliminate" holiday programs.

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Minnesota teachers share stories of the teachers who energized them

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Every teacher started as a student inspired by their teachers. In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, MPR News asked some of the state's best instructors about the teachers who inspired them. Here's what they said.

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