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 By Kelly Smith    News    April 10, 2020

New efforts help American Indians in Minnesota during COVID-19 pandemic

American Indian tribes across Minnesota are establishing special relief funds, increasing food donations and meals, and taking other new steps to respond to the economic crisis resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. Minnesota's nearly 60,000 American Indians already face higher rates of poverty and health issues such as diabet...

 By Kelly Smith    News    March 11, 2013

Eastern Carver school district gets Wi-Fi on school buses

As more classes go digital, wireless access is no longer confined to brick buildings but is spreading to school buses. Forget snoozing or socializing. En route to athletic games or other events, Chaska and Chanhassen students can now do their homework online, upload photos from field trips and read Web articles from their bus...

 By Kelly Smith    News    January 21, 2013

Minnesota's school start date spurs fights

More schools across Minnesota are petitioning to begin their school year before Labor Day, pitting the tourism industry and parents against schools that want to give students more time to prepare for crucial state and national exams. Parents in Northfield quashed a proposal last week to start school Aug. 13, saying it would conflict with the State Fair and programs like 4-H....


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