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Online and Classroom Learning Blended in New Metro Area School

Nearly 14,000 Minnesota students go to school virtually from the comforts of their own home using online curriculum.

But a new school, set to open this fall, believes independent learning often leaves students missing out on a part of growing up.

Event Celebrates 'Month of the Military Child'

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Gov. Mark Dayton has declared April the "Month of the Military Child."

On Tuesday, children with parents serving in the Armed Forces are being recognized for the sacrifices they make while their parent serves.

Macalester College Names Art Building for Joan Mondale

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The late Joan Mondale will have her name on a newly completed arts building on the Macalester College campus in St. Paul.
    
Mondale was an alumna of the school and a nationally renowned arts advocate. The wife of former Vice President Walter Mondale died earlier this year.
    

Church Expert: Recommendations Could Mean Shift in Culture of the Archdiocese

An independent task force reveals there have been some "serious shortcomings" in the way the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has handled sex abuse cases. The task force has recommended several changes, many of which give laypeople more power.

One church expert says that could signify a significant shift in the institutional culture of the church.

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The Lexington on Grand Avenue Gets a Makeover

Some big names in the Twin Cities restaurant scene are ready to do business on Grand Avenue in St. Paul.

The Lexington is getting a remodel. The owners of Smack Shack and the former executive chef from Butcher and the Boar bought the old St. Paul supper club.

The new owners will keep the same name but plan a major renovation, which could include a rooftop patio.

Increase in Minn. Organ Donors, But More Organs Needed

In the past five months, nearly 25,000 Minnesotans have added the word "donor" to their driver's license or ID cards, state officials said.

According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, the influx of donors is due to a statewide campaign that was launched last October.

Authorities Identify Body Found in Maplewood Creek Saturday

Parts of the trail and preserve were blocked off while crews retrieved the woman's body. - Photo: KSTP/File

The woman's body found partially submerged in a creek in Maplewood on Saturday has been identified.

Victoria Thacker DeConwi's body was spotted about 30 yards off a trail in the Kohlman Creek Neighborhood Preserve by a passerby, Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell said.