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Teacher Seniority Headlines GOP's State Education Plans

A retired English teacher will help set Republicans' agenda for making changes to the state's schools.

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Minnesota Health Officials Report Flu Surge

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Minnesota health officials are reporting a surge in flu outbreaks at schools and long-term care facilities.
Through the end of last week, 203 new schools reported outbreaks, compared with 19 the previous week. That raised the number of Minnesota schools reporting outbreaks this season to 271.

White Bear Lake Looks for More Options for Required Rink Renovations

Seven cities received up to $200,000 dollars from the state's Mighty Duck's Ice Arena Grant Program to help move away from systems that use Freon to cool the ice.

Unusual Sighting of Wolf in the East Metro

There are more wolves in Minnesota than any other of the lower 48 states. Those wolves rarely ever make it south into the Twin Cities metro.   

But a Lake Elmo man says he's seen one in his yard recently. Dan Sletten says he's seen a wolf not once, but twice in his yard in the last few weeks.

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Minn. Teen Drivers Brace for Stricter Driver's Education Standards

Starting Jan. 1, rules for teens trying to get a driver's license in Minnesota are changing. 

On Thursday, state officials explained the reasons for the change.

Former Stillwater Mayor Charged with Fraud

Former Stillwater Mayor Ken Harycki - Photo: KSTP/file

Former Stillwater Mayor Ken Harycki was charged Wednesday with conspiracy to defraud the United States.

Harycki, 51, is charged separately from clients Thurlee Belfrey, 48, and Roylee Belfrey, 48. The Belfreys ran businesses that provide health care services including nursing and home care.

Group Concerned About Bee Population Calls for Stop to Use of Some Pesticides

Minnesotans concerned about declining bee populations are on a mission to stop the use of some pesticides in the state.

A group in support of pollinators gifted the Minnesota Department of Agriculture on Tuesday with a basket of food and honey to thank them for the work they've done to increase bee habitats.