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Apple Valley Ties St. Michael-Albertville, Shares State Championship
In a match up for the ages, St. Michael-Albertville and Apple Valley wrestled to a draw in the State 3A Team Tournament final.
UPDATE: District 196 Could Lose Several Hundred Thousand in Federal Funds
Minnesota's Congressional delegation has also weighed in on the series of cuts that could hit the country March 1. The rollbacks would hit everything from education to senior care, the White House states.
Burnsville Entrepreneur Turns 'Cooties' Into Cash
For the right price, Paula Salas will remove all the lice and their eggs from your child's head—by hand, strand by strand.
Local Hotel Named No. 1 in Twin Cities by Trip Advisor
Best Western Premier Nicollet Inn beat out contenders in downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul for the top spot.
House Hunt: Inside a $2.7 Million 'Work of Art' on Crystal Lake
Everything about this house is outsized—from the eight car garage to the price tag.
Inver Grove Middle Students Discuss Books with Local Authors as 'Read-a-thon' Concludes
Inver Grove Heights Middle School has raised $10,000 toward the school's library.
Kandt Named 'Swimmer of Year' As He Leads Simley to Medley School Record
Simley set a school record in the 200 Medley Relay during Saturday's 2013 Section 1A championship.
Lakeville Schools: Cutting Deans Off Table, Counselors Now on Block
In an effort to trim $3.5 million from the budget, Lakeville's School Board now ponders cutting elementary school counselors over secondary deans.
Lakeville North Beats South to Claim Section 1AA Crown, Trip to State
This is the second season in three years North has earned a berth to the State Boys High School Hockey Tournament.
Eagan High School's First-Ever STEM Career Fair Draws Hundreds
Students had a chance to rub elbows with roughly 80 professionals in science, technology, engineering and math-related careers at Eagan High School on Tuesday.
Eagan Uses Grant Funding to Commission Public Art Piece
Eagan is about to get a little more artsy. City officials are searching for an artist to design and build a public art installation.
Community Spotlight: Eagan Gardeners Turn 'Eyesore' into Something More
Diana Fowls and Keri Johannes felt they had to do something about an unsightly park entrance. So they started a garden.
Bike, Canoe Rental Shop Opening in Downtown Northfield
Cannon River Outfitters is a full-service bike, kayak, canoe and tubing rental store.
School Board Approves 2013-14 Calendar
Here's a look back at Monday's Northfield School Board meeting.