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The Writing Is On The Wall People! Cursive Is Increasingly Becoming Obsolete. [PHOTO]

I am very lucky to have twin 5 year old grand boys that have just started kindergarten and their mom has them already writing in cursive. Then to hear that they are not teaching  it in school sounded so strange to me...

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St. Louis County Historical Society, submitted
St. Louis County Historical Society, submitted
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Students Apply for $1,000 Mike Colalillo Medal of Honor Scholarship

Right now any full time student enrolled in higher education in St. Louis County or a student from St. Louis County who is a full time student outside of the county, can apply for the Mike Colalillo Medal of honor scholarship. This scholarship pays $1000 to the recipient.

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What Does My 4th Grader Need To Know? Families Get Free Admission To America’s National Parks This School Year

Now that the kids have headed back to school they're probably checking out their new desks, books, and lockers.  Here's something else that's new:  4th graders and their families get free admission to America's National Parks!

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CSS Celebrates 102 Years With Give To CSS Day

I had the chance to talk to John Lobosky, the VP for college advancement this morning. Tomorrow is a big day around the camput of Saint Scholastica. They are celebrating 102 years of serving the community but it is also "Give to CSS Day"

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Peter Spiro;
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Twin Ports Area Schools Receive Grants From The Minnesota Department Of Transportation; Money To Be Used For Safe Walking And Biking Routes

Schools in Duluth, Two Harbors, Cloquet, Carlton, and Esko were included in a recent grant-presentation from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.  The mini grants were awarded as part of MNDOT's Safe Routes To School program

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Aitkin County Sheriff's Department
Aitkin County Sheriff's Department
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Dash Cam Footage Shows Scary School Bus Ride in Aitkin County [VIDEO]

Eleven students aboard a school bus in Aitkin County held on for a scary ride Wednesday as the driver of the bus suffered a medical emergency. The bus swerved wildly at between 35 and 40 miles per hour as it traveled northbound on Highway 47 after leaving the school in Isle. 

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Roger Mcclean;
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Why Aren’t Schools Closed Today? What Criteria Is Used To Determine When To Call Off School On Account Of The Weather

When the weather forecast takes a turn for the worst in the winter, parents of school-age children know what question follows:  "Will we have school tomorrow"?  Sometimes the answer to that question is an easy "no" but often there are other factors at work that make it a difficult one to determine for school administrators.

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Anna Bryukhanova;
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What Should You Wear For School Pictures? A Texas School Teacher Wears The Same Outfit For Forty Years In a Row

Talk about getting use out of a set of clothes!

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Duluth Public Schools Fall Break Events Planned At Duluth Public Library – October 16 And 17

The Duluth Public Schools will observe their Fall Break on Thursday, October 16 and Friday, October 17.  What do you do with the kids?  One answer might be the events planned at the Duluth Public Library.

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TSM Duluth
TSM Duluth
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Hundreds of Lincoln Park Middle School Students Celebrate Walk to School Day [PHOTOS + VIDEO]

Hundreds of excited students made their way from Wheeler Field to Lincoln Park Middle School Wednesday morning as part of International Walk to School Day.

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International Walk To School Day Is October 8; Minnesota School Children Are Encouraged To Participate

More than 40 schools statewide are participating in International Walk to School Day Wednesday, October 8, to encourage students, parents, teachers, community members and organizations to get out on sidewalks and trails. The event is anticipated to draw participation from more than 4,000 schools from all 50 states, plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, as well as 40 countries around the world.

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(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Parents Sing Praises Of School Back In Session To Teachers [Video]

Now that all schools will be in session next Tuesday, parents are celebrating that the kids are back in school and out of the house. These parents wrote and performed a song for teachers and bus drivers and talk about the challenges of buying school supplies.

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