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Vendor Settles Over Minnesota Student Testing Disruption

The Minnesota Department of Education and its student testing contractor have reached a settlement over spring testing glitches. Pearson, the vendor, will take $1 million off its new three-year contract and add up to nearly $4.7 million in services to settle with the state.

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Standardized Test Scores Show Little Change in Minnesota

New standardized test scores show Minnesota students made no overall improvement in math, reading or science this year and made little progress in closing achievement gaps between white and minority students.

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Sturgeon, Paddlefish Deaths on Lake Pepin Investigated

Some commercial fishing operations have been temporarily halted on Lake Pepin following the discovery of nearly four dozen dead paddlefish and lake sturgeon. Both the Minnesota and Wisconsin Departments of Natural Resources took the action, announced Tuesday.

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St. Cloud Ranked #8 National Destination For Law Graduates

A data-science group has recently ranked the St. Cloud metro area as a top destination in the United States for law graduates looking to start their career. The GoodCall research team ranked St. Cloud #8 in the county using data from the Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and indeed.com.

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(Photo: Joe Bielewa for Townsquare Media St. Cloud)
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Vote Now For Your Favorite Sing-Along At The Minnesota State Fair

The Great Minnesota Get Together is in need of your help. They are looking for sing-along songs to add to the Great Sing-Along playlist. Vote for your favorite sing-along and it might be sung by thousands of people at the Minnesota State Fair.

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Task Force Mulls Capitol Art Layout After Building Remodel

The massive renovation of the Minnesota Capitol has opened a new discussion topic: How much and what kind of art to put on the walls and in building corridors when the fix-up is complete.

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What is Beer Yoga? [VIDEO]

The latest fitness trend to sweep the nation includes one of my favorite things - beer!

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Members of Gold Cross pile out of the truck during the Ebola practice drill. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Members of Gold Cross pile out of the truck during the Ebola practice drill. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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University of Minnesota Will Be Regional Ebola Center

The University of Minnesota Medical Center has been named a regional treatment center for patients with Ebola and other highly infectious diseases.

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Ernie and his wife Carol inside their home in Avon. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Ernie and his wife Carol inside their home in Avon. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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85-Year-Old Veteran From Avon Able to Return Home From Nursing Facility Thanks to State Initiative

An 85-year-old veteran in Avon was recently able to return to his home from a nursing facility after having his leg amputated, thanks to a state initiative. Ernie Opatz is one of more than 2,200 Minnesotans who have left nursing homes thanks to the Return to Community initiative.

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Study Finds Drug Contamination in Minnesota’s Lakes, Rivers

A new study by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has found widespread contamination by pharmaceutical drugs and other chemicals in the state's lakes and rivers.

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