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Tom Crann
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Cleanup underway after severe storms, possible tornadoes in central and northern Minnesota
The sound of chainsaws echoed across lakes north of Brainerd on Thursday as residents worked to clear trees and branches downed by severe storms that raked the area the previous night.
Drought-free, but for how long? How climate change affects dry and wet trends in Minnesota
Kenneth Blumenfeld with the Minnesota State Climatology Office talks about recent rainfall patterns across the state and how they’re connected to climate change.
Legislative auditor: Minnesota Department of Education ‘created opportunities for fraud’
A strongly worded report by the state’s legislative auditor finds that "actions and inactions" by the Minnesota Department of Education opened the door for fraud in two taxpayer-funded child nutrition programs.
From Verona to Nogales with a Latino adaptation of ‘Romeo and Juliet’
Teatro del Pueblo’s adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet” integrates Latin American culture, Spanish language and spoken word poetry into Shakespeare’s classic tragedy.
Appetites: The best way to find and cook wild mushrooms
It’s prime season for mushroom foraging, but why risk the poison ivy says Appetites regular Beth Dooley, author of “The Perennial Kitchen.” She said you can pick up all kinds of wild mushrooms at your nearest farmers market — and she’s got plenty of tips for how to cook them, too.
Cuts to St. Cloud State University degrees, faculty get final approval
The university will eliminate about 90 programs and 13 percent of its full-time faculty, or 54 positions. SCSU’s acting president said the cuts are necessary to correct a structural budget deficit caused by years of spending that outpaced student enrollment.
‘The best weekend of my life‘: Minneapolis Chef Christina Nguyen lifts up family after big award night
Minneapolis-based chef Christina Nguyen reflects on her experiences after winning being named the Best Chef in the Midwest by the James Beard Foundation.
'God needed a hero': Mourners honor the life of officer Jamal Mitchell
Through songs, prayers and stories, Minneapolis police officer Jamal Mitchell was remembered warmly as someone who always looked out for others, who stood true to the belief that “the only time you look down on a man is when you’re picking them up.”
A Minnesota principal banned cellphones from her school — and it worked
Like principals around the country, Amy Kujawski knew cellphones and schools didn’t mix. This year, she found a fix that worked for students, teachers and families. It could be a model for Minnesota.
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