Bill would strengthen state's anti-bullying law The bill would replace the state's current anti-bullying law - just 37 words long - which requires school districts have a bullying policy in place, but doesn't offer guidance on what it should entail.
Next front brings plowable snow to Minn. tonight After a mild weekend thaw in southern Minnesota and an icy Sunday morning in Duluth January returns to more typical form this week. A sun cloud mix across Minnesota today gives way to an incoming Alberta Clipper tonight. This system looks fairly potent.
Minn. teen brothers' handmade jigs catching on The Sommerhauser brothers produce their own fishing videos, hawk their brand with shoe-leather savvy, and have landed a sponsorship of sorts, being named to the "pro staff'' ranks of a major fishing-gear manufacturer.
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