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Some Minn. Schools Consider Lowering Class Hours

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School officials in some Minnesota districts are experimenting with shorter class schedules, on the theory that what matters in education is quality of instruction, not hours.
   

Video: Tyus Jones and Reid Travis Team Up For Nike Elite Tournament in Eagan

Some of the best high school basketball players in the country are in the Twin Cities for the Nike Elite Youth basketball league tournament this weekend.

The local Howard Pulley team includes Apple Valley's Tyus Jones and Reid Travis from DeLaSalle.

The games start Friday night and continue through Monday at the High Performance Academy in Eagan.

Thompson Reuters Employees Help Build Bikes for Kids

Employees from an Eagan business worked Thursday to help low income kids get the chance to ride a bike this summer. 

About 300 workers from Thomson Reuters helped build 100 bikes that will go to kids ages four to 10 who don't have a bike.

They teamed up with Eagan YMCA for the event.

Minn. Metro Suburbs Face Rising Poverty Rate

The rapid growth and lack of affordable housing in our suburbs has created one of the fastest rising poverty rates in the nation. These aren't just numbers. These are our neighbors.

Hastings Police Ask for Help in Identifying Robbery Suspect

Store surveillance image. - Photo courtesy of Hastings Police Department

Hastings police are asking the public for assistance in identifying the suspect in an armed robbery early Wednesday.

Officers were called to the M&H gas station at Highway 61 and 15th Street around 5:08 a.m. on a report of a man confronting store clerks with a knife. The man reportedly made threatening gestures while demanding money from the registers.