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Daniel Lattier: It's time to decentralize our schools

When I discuss the problems in Minnesota’s education system with others, I frequently reference one telling statistic more than any other.

No, it’s not proficiency scores; and it’s not graduation rates.

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Lester Bagley says Vikings are "obligated" to promote Redskins

Minnesota Vikings Executive Vice President Lester Bagley says the team is in a “difficult position”. There is pressure on the team and other NFL teams to not use the Washington Redskins name when promoting the game because the name is racist. Bagley says the Vikings are “obligated” to promote the Redskins, but is going to provide opportunities the week of the game for opponents of the name to be heard.

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University of Minnesota tuition freeze could extend beyond undergrads

(Photo by Zachary Bielinski) The Board of Regents reviews University President Eric Kaler’s 2016-17 biennial budget proposal on Sept. 12, 2014, at the McNamara Alumni Center. The president’s plan extends the existing tuition freeze for students paying in-state tuition and includes graduates and professional students.

Come next year, the University of Minnesota’s tuition freeze could cover more students.

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Airport workers call for $15-an-hour minimum wage

(Taken from video by University of Minnesota Labor Education Service)

Building on efforts by fast food workers and others to demand higher pay, workers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport called on the Metropolitan Airports Commission to institute a minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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Hamline University expansion plans threaten neighborhood

(Photo by Tom Goldstein) This home at 1538 Englewood Ave, built in 1887 and currently serving as the Hamline "Guest House" was targeted for demolition in Hamline's 2008 expansion plan.

People walking or driving along Minnehaha Avenue and neighboring streets near Hamline University may have noticed bright red signs beginning to dot several residential lawns.

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Farm-Faith Project gives Hmong immigrants gardening space at churches

(MinnPost photos by Ibrahim Hirsi) Khoua Vang harvests vegetables she grew at Hope Lutheran Church garden.

Khoua Vang carefully tiptoed Saturday in a vegetable-covered garden outside Hope Lutheran Church in St. Paul and went down on her knees to reap dozens of Japanese sweet potatoes.

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TCE lawsuit inches on, Southeast Como organizes outreach

While Southeast Como neighborhood residents’ concerns about harmful vapors in their homes continue to linger, a lawsuit against General Mills is moving forward.

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More than 40 percent of Minnesota workers lack access to paid sick days

(Photo courtesy of California Labor Federation) Governor Jerry Brown recently signed state legislation to allow more than 6.5 million workers to earn paid sick days on the job.

Some 41% of Minnesota workers lack access to even a single day of earned sick time, a new report finds. Those who have the most difficulty taking time off from work when they are sick include low-income workers and those employed in food service and other jobs where they are in regular contact with the public.

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Eastside Meals on Wheels hosts second annual 'Mission Nutrition'

Photo by Tiffany Rodgers

Join Eastside Meals on Wheels for its second annual Mission Nutrition Dining Edition.

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Hiawatha Academies acquiesce to parent pressure; new school to open next fall

(Photo by Sheila Regan)

When Cynthia Smith was told Hiawatha Academies wouldn’t be opening their high school until 2019, she felt deceived.

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