Around MN: Fire fizzles, online students falling behind

Top news: The Pagami Creek fire in the Boundary Waters is 23 percent contained, area residents question the approach to the fire.

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7 in 10 high-school grads at RCTC need remedial courses

Seven out of 10 high school graduates who enter Rochester Community and Technical College will need some form of remedial education to get up to speed for college life (Rochester Post Bulletin).

Rochester teen arrested for threats on Facebook

Minnesota report finds online students falling behind

More and more Minnesota students are taking coursework online, but those doing so full time are faring worse academically than their peers in traditional schools, according to a report released Monday by the legislative auditor’s office (Pioneer Press).

Supporters of sugar workers take message to aisles

Shoppers have begun to find leaflets supporting locked-out American Crystal Sugar Co. workers tucked next to the company’s products on local grocery store shelves (Forum of Fargo Moorhead).

Flood buyouts disputed in Moorhead

The ongoing effort to remove private property from flood-prone land along the Red River has hit a snag in Moorhead as residents complain about below-market offers for their land (AP).

Bachmann stands ground

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann didn’t walk back on recent comments about the dangers of a vaccine (CNN).

Rollins has more tough words for Bachmann

Mr. Rollins, the former campaign manager for Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, has questioned her ability to extend her campaign for the Republican presidential nomination beyond Iowa, the first state in the nation to hold a nominating contest (New York Times).

150 pigs stolen in St. Peter, might be linked to another incident where 600 pigs were stolen

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