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MPR News: Municipal elections: Change sweeps St. Paul school board, Duluth elects first woman mayor

Minnesota voters took to the polls Tuesday for municipal elections packed with funding issues and focused on schools. More than 50 school districts across the state filled open seats on their boards. Voters also approved the majority of school district levy requests to fund teacher salaries, utility bills, capital projects and more. Duluth voters elected […]

Star Tribune: DFL Activist Peggy Flanagan sails to election in House District 46A

Flanagan, who ran unopposed, won the seat with 96.4 percent of the vote in a special election. The progressive activist quickly filed to run for Winkler’s seat and was endorsed by the longtime DFL Representative. The St. Louis Park resident and longtime progressive activist serves as executive director of the Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota. She previously […]

Star Tribune: Franken stumps to end “forced arbitration”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Al Franken on Monday renewed his call to limit what he calls “forced arbitration” in disputes between businesses and their customers and workers. The Minnesota Democrat spoke to reporters in a telephone news conference reacting to new reports in the New York Times that echo Franken’s concerns with language in everything […]

New York Times: Illinois District Violated Transgender Students Rights, U.S. Says

Federal education authorities, staking out their firmest position yet on an increasingly contentious issue, found Monday that an Illinois school district violated anti-discrimination laws when it did not allow a transgender student who identifies as a girl and participates on a girls’ sports team to change and shower in the girls’ locker room without restrictions.

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