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Minnesota Health Officials Report Flu Surge

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Minnesota health officials are reporting a surge in flu outbreaks at schools and long-term care facilities.
Through the end of last week, 203 new schools reported outbreaks, compared with 19 the previous week. That raised the number of Minnesota schools reporting outbreaks this season to 271.

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Minn. Teen Drivers Brace for Stricter Driver's Education Standards

Starting Jan. 1, rules for teens trying to get a driver's license in Minnesota are changing. 

On Thursday, state officials explained the reasons for the change.

Chanhassen Police Investigate after Man Approaches Young Boy

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Chanhassen police are investigating after a man approached a boy walking home from school Monday.

Police say a man in a light blue SUV asked the 12-year-old if he needed a ride home. The boy said no, and the man drove away. The incident happened around 4:40 p.m. on Orchard Lane.

Chaska Police Department Offers 'Citizens Academy'

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Chaska police want to connect with the community, so once again the department is holding a Citizens Academy to help police learn from the community and the community to learn from police.

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Group Concerned About Bee Population Calls for Stop to Use of Some Pesticides

Minnesotans concerned about declining bee populations are on a mission to stop the use of some pesticides in the state.

A group in support of pollinators gifted the Minnesota Department of Agriculture on Tuesday with a basket of food and honey to thank them for the work they've done to increase bee habitats.

Vikings Players Attend Shakopee High School Pep Fest

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Shakopee high school students are getting some big-time visitors Tuesday as a reward for helping Minnesota families in need.

Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway and other players will be attending the high school’s pep fest Tuesday afternoon.

Snow Means Slick Roads, Slow Commute

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December is back.

Roads are slick across the Twin Cities metro and western and central Minnesota as temperatures continued to drop and a storm moved into Minnesota overnight. Roads were icy Tuesday morning after about an inch of snow covered metro roads.