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Public Meeting Discusses Robbinsdale School Levies

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Voters in the Robbinsdale School District will see two funding requests on the November ballot.

The first ballot item asks voters to renew the existing operating levy, and the second asks voters to approve a new $20 million technology levy. If the technology levy passes, taxes for residents would go up about $85 a year.

North Hennepin Community College Opens New Bioscience Facility

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The North Hennepin Community College’s new Bioscience and Health Careers Center will open Tuesday.

Leaders at the college say the 65,000-square-foot facility in Brooklyn Park will address the increasing need for bioscientists, nurses and lab technicians.

Minnetonka Schools Lead the Way with Computer Coding

A west metro school district is trying something new this year; Minnetonka schools are now adding computer coding to the list of things they're teaching kids.

The district is leading the way in what may soon be a growing trend in education.

Land O'Lakes Gives $25 Million to U of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota and Land O'Lakes celebrate a $25 million gift Wednesday. - Photo: KSTP-TV

The University of Minnesota will receive $25 million in donations and sponsorships from Land O'Lakes to support academic and athletic programs.
    
The Arden Hills-based cooperative announced the commitment Tuesday. The university hosted Land O'Lakes leaders during an event Wednesday to celebrate the donation.
    

Dayton, School Officials Welcome Students Back to Class

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Several back-to-school events will take place Tuesday as the governor and school officials welcome students to class.

Organizations Donate School Supplies to North Mpls. Teachers-in-Training

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More than 40 teachers-in-training are getting much-needed school supplies Tuesday thanks to AdoptAClassroom.org and the Northside Achievement Zone.

Mobile Computer Lab Helps Struggling Readers with Help from Music

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When you think about reading, singing probably doesn’t come to mind, but one group is hoping those two things will go hand-in-hand.

The Rock 'n' Read Project launches Wednesday and combines singing and reading to motivate and help struggling readers. The project uses a former Metro Transit bus that has been converted into a mobile computer lab.