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New Initiatives in Place for Students Heading Back to School

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Many students across the state will head back to school Tuesday, and children and parents might notice new changes this year.

Here are some new initiatives in place this year:

All-Day Kindergarten

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Suburbs Relax Rules on Keeping Bees

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A growing number of Twin Cities suburbs have relaxed their rules for keeping bees.
    
White Bear Lake, Stillwater and Lake Elmo are among communities that have recently adopted more bee-friendly regulations in an effort to revive the plant pollinator. Bee populations have been shrinking because of pesticides and bee mites.
    

Authorities Across Minn. Step Up 'Move Over' Enforcement

Authorities across Minnesota are stepping up enforcement of Minnesota's "move over" law this weekend.
    
Sunday marks the 14th anniversary of the death of Trooper Ted Foss of Winona. Foss was making a traffic stop on Interstate 90 when he was hit by a passing vehicle and killed on Aug. 31, 2000.
    

Twin Cities Schools Launch Minnesota Thursdays to Feature Foods from Local Farms

Students in Minneapolis and St. Paul public schools will eat lunch food that comes from Minnesota farmers on the first Thursday of every month.
    
School administrators say Minnesota Thursdays stems from the Farm to School programs at both districts.
    

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Former Wis. Deputy Charged with Killing Wife, Sister-in-Law

Prosecutors have charged a former Wisconsin sheriff's deputy with killing his wife and sister-in-law last week.
    

Weekend Box Office: 'As Above, So Below' and 'November Man'

Casey Messer, host of The Reelz Show, gives you a preview of what's hot at the box office this weekend. This week, we travel deep below Paris, and an ex-CIA officer looks a lot like James Bond.

"As Above, So Below"

Uncle Shares Memories of 2 Sisters Killed in Wisconsin Shooting

A family is overwhelmed by the outpouring of support after losing two relatives in a fatal shooting at a home near Madison, Wisconsin.

Ashlee Steele and her younger sister, Kacee Tollefsbol, were shot to death last Friday. The suspected gunman is Ashlee Steele's husband, Andy Steele, a former Dane County Sheriff's Deputy.