Meet the new Gopher coach; new games like keno may fund Vikings stadium
Friday, April 5, 2013
Today in the MPR News Update: Richard Pitino meets Minnesota Gopher fans today. Will we see an expanded lottery to help pay for the Vikings stadium? Whatever happened to that alternative teacher certification plan passed in the Legislature? Who will be elected to lead the state GOP and why? And, Minnesota ranks third on the Opportunity Index.
State still waiting for teacher candidates two years into alternative system More than two years after Minnesota lawmakers created easier ways for people to get into the teaching profession, the state is still waiting to license a single teacher under the effort. The problem: no organizations have applied for approval to start training under the alternative teacher licensure effort.
Samsung mini-stores propel Best Buy stock Shares of Best Buy jumped 13 percent Thursday after Samsung, the big consumer electronics manufacturer, said it will open mini-stores in more than 1,400 of the retailer's locations.