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Teacher of the Year Candidate Field Narrowed to 10 Finalists

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Ten teachers are still in the running to be named the Minnesota Teacher of the Year.

A selection panel of 25 community leaders met in March to narrow the field from 33 semifinalists to 10 finalists, and the winner will be announced during a banquet on May 4.

St. Cloud State Seeks Dismissal of Enrollment Lawsuit

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St. Cloud State University wants a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former administrator in charge of enrollment management.
    

Minnesota Duluth Proposes Up to $1.1M in Cuts

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The University of Minnesota Duluth is looking at cutting up to $1.1 million in programs and services this spring.
    
It's part of an initial round of budget reductions to help close a deficit of about $9.4 million over five years.
    

Teacher of the Year Candidate Field Narrowed to 33 Semifinalists

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Thirty-three teachers are still in the running to be named the Minnesota Teacher of the Year.

A selection panel of 25 community leaders will meet in March to narrow the field to 10 finalists, and the winner will be announced during a banquet on May 4.

Many Schools Remain Closed as Dangerous Cold Continues

Minnesota school districts are making their own calls about whether to resume classes Tuesday or keep buildings closed another day.
    

North Branch Schools May Return to 5-Day Weeks

One of the nine rural Minnesota school districts with a four-day school week is considering going back to five-day weeks.
    
North Branch switched to four-day weeks in 2009 to save money on energy, transportation, and substitute teachers.
    

Minnesotans Rally for Stronger Anti-Bullying Laws

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A Minnesota mom is disgusted with the type of text messages she says her 16-year-old daughter got anonymously on her phone.

They called her daughter "worthless" and went on to say "I dare you to hurt yourself," and "I hope you die tonight."