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11 Roosevelt High School Students Graduate from First-Responder Course

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Some high school students are getting into the medical field early with first responder training.

A group of students at Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis has just finished the first round of EMT classes as part of a new partnership between Minneapolis Public Schools and the Minneapolis Fire Department.

MCTC Cuts Programs, Students Protest

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Students at Minneapolis Community and Technical College protested cuts to programs on Monday.

The college announced its decision to cut the following programs:

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.