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New Initiatives in Place for Students Heading Back to School

Many students across the state will head back to school Tuesday, and children and parents might notice new changes this year.

Here are some new initiatives in place this year:

All-Day Kindergarten

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23-Year-Old Man Hit by Car in Minneapolis; 1 Arrested

A 23-year-old man was rushed to the hospital early Monday morning after he was hit by a car while crossing the street in Minneapolis.

Minnesota Gas Prices Down from Last Year

Gas prices in Minnesota are lower than they were during the Labor Day weekend last year, and analysts say they could fall even further heading into the fall.
The Star Tribune reports that in the Twin Cities, the average gas price was $3.36 per gallon on Friday. That's 20 cents less than last year.

North Minneapolis Shooting Sends 1 to Hospital

At least one person was taken to a hospital after police responded to a shooting in North Minneapolis late Saturday night.

It happened just before 10 p.m. in the area of Aldridge Avenue and 37th Street.

No further information was immediately available.

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College Students Warned to be on Guard Against Identity Theft

With college students heading back to school the Federal Trade Commission has a warning for students to be vigilant and protect their private information. One in five identity theft victims are in their 20s and college students often don't know just how vulnerable they are.

Authorities Across Minn. Step Up 'Move Over' Enforcement

Authorities across Minnesota are stepping up enforcement of Minnesota's "move over" law this weekend.
Sunday marks the 14th anniversary of the death of Trooper Ted Foss of Winona. Foss was making a traffic stop on Interstate 90 when he was hit by a passing vehicle and killed on Aug. 31, 2000.

Twin Cities Schools Launch Minnesota Thursdays to Feature Foods from Local Farms

Students in Minneapolis and St. Paul public schools will eat lunch food that comes from Minnesota farmers on the first Thursday of every month.
School administrators say Minnesota Thursdays stems from the Farm to School programs at both districts.