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Rural Minnesota District wants to Keep 4-Day Week

A rural school district in west-central Minnesota wants to keep its four-day week.
Some Minnesota districts switched to a four-day schedule during the economic slowdown as a way to save costs. With the financial crisis over, the Minnesota Education Department is ordering those districts to return to a traditional, five-day week by next fall.

Woman Dies in Crash on Icy Highway 169 in Northern Minn.

The State Patrol says a 25-year-old woman has died after losing control on her car on an icy stretch of highway in northern Minnesota and colliding with two other vehicles.
The patrol says Kassandra Keske of Marble was southbound on U.S. 169 when the crash happened shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Suspect of Minn. Bank Robbery Arrested after High-Speed Chase in Texas

A man suspected of robbing a bank in Minnesota was arrested after a 40-mile high-speed chase in Texas early Saturday morning.

A First National Bank in Steele County was robbed Friday morning by a gunman who managed to leave with an undisclosed amount of cash.

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.

1 Dead, 3 Injured in Western Wisconsin Crash

One person is dead and three injured after a two-car collision in Pierce County, Wisconsin Friday, according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Office.

The crash happened at 9:17 a.m. on Wisconsin Highway 63 just south of Wisconsin Highway 29.

Body Cameras Aim to Hold Duluth Police Accountable

With tensions high across the country over police use of force, President Barack Obama is promoting body cameras as a possible solution.

Minneapolis police are currently testing out a pilot program on body cameras, and now we’re getting an update on how they’re working in Duluth.

Stearns Co. Commissioners Vote to Freeze Salary

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Stearns County commissioners will not get a salary increase next year.