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'Buddy Benches' Installed at Anoka-Hennepin Elementary Schools

A buddy bench at Andover Elementary School is meant to help kids be more inclusive. - Photo: KSTP-TV

There are some new benches near an Andover Elementary School playground. Those benches are for more than just sitting.

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Former Minnesota Man Killed in Syria Fighting for ISIS

Douglas McAuthur McCain's high school senior picture. -

A Minnesota high school graduate was killed in Syria over the weekend, according to family members.

Family of 2 Sisters Killed in Wis. Mourn, Remember Them

A family is overwhelmed by the outpouring of support after losing two relatives in a fatal shooting at a home near Madison, Wisconsin.

Ashlee Steele and her younger sister Kacee Tollefsbol were shot to death last Friday. The suspected gunman is Ashlee Steele's husband Andy Steele, a former Dane County Sheriff's Deputy. 

Petition for Bird-Safe Glass in New Vikings Stadium Delivered to Gov. Dayton

The special glass meant to divert birds. - Photo: KSTP/File

The National Audubon Society is taking steps to gain support for its push to have bird-safe glass installed in the new Vikings Stadium.

The group is concerned that many birds will die from colliding with the large windows slated to be installed in the facility.

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Osseo Teacher Surprised with National Teacher of the Year Award

One elementary school teacher in the Twin Cities got quite the surprise Tuesday morning.

Etta Rassier teaches preschool at Fair Oaks Elementary in the Osseo school district. While sitting in on an all-staff meeting, she was recognized for her work - as National Teacher of the Year.

Twin Cities School District Responds to Parents' Worries over Ebola

The Anoka Hennepin School District has provided principals with a fact sheet to be used when responding to any calls from parents concerned about Ebola.

The Twin Cities has a large Liberian population, and some parents have called the district with concerns over disease.

Hi-Def Surveillance Cameras Expected to Come to Mpls.

High definition could be on the way to police surveillance cameras in Minneapolis.

Despite the Minneapolis City Council Ways and Means Committee postponing a vote on Monday, the city is expected to sign a 10-year contract with Xcel Energy to install up to 110 cameras on power poles by 2018.