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In some schools, cops and cuffs are called in to deal with disruptive students

By JEFFREY MEITRODT, Star Tribune April 27, 2013, 04:30 PM

To maintain order in special education classrooms, some Minnesota schools are turning to police.That strategy unnerves many parents, who have...

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A Lethal Dose: The war on synthetic drugs

By By LARRY OAKES September 01, 2011, 05:23 PM

They carry names like Bliss and TranQuility, but don't be fooled: Synthetic drugs can be deadly. From a small town in Oklahoma to suburban Minnesota, these products have generated unusual violence and physical suffering. Efforts to control these substances remains a losing battlle.

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Land rush: Boom times on the farm

June 25, 2012, 04:00 PM

This occasional Star Tribune series explored the implications of rapidly rising prices for farmland in Minnesota.

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13 seconds in August: The 35W bridge collapse

December 13, 2007, 11:11 AM

The Star Tribune has identified the drivers and occupants of 78 of 84 cars, trucks and other non-construction vehicles that remained on the bridge or sank in the river, as well as six of the road construction workers.

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The Vanishing Prairie series

By Josephine Marcotty November 21, 2012, 11:17 AM

"The Vanishing Prairie'' is a Star Tribune series examining the way that agriculture is profoundly transforming the landscape of the Upper Midwest and its valuable native ecosystems.

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April 7: Delicate dance: Kaler courts alum Sanford

By Tony Kennedy, Star Tribune April 06, 2013, 07:18 PM

U President Eric Kaler says ties with alum and magnate T. Denny Sanford do not color hospital takeover talks.

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Best Buy: Turbulent times for electronics giant

By Thomas Lee April 13, 2012, 11:40 AM

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Mining-hub town of St. Charles says no to major frac sand facility

By TONY KENNEDY, Star Tribune March 13, 2013, 12:16 AM

Frac sand mining in southeastern Minnesota was dealt a serious setback Tuesday night when the city of St. Charles adopted a resolution advocated by local foes of the industry.

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SXSW 2012: Full coverage

By CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER March 09, 2012, 03:58 PM

Chris Riemenschneider reports from the South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas. Follow his tweets: @ChrisRstrib

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State frac sand bill seeks taxes and minimum standards for regulation

By Tony Kennedy, Star Tribune February 25, 2013, 09:15 PM

Southeastern Minnesota would get a silica sand board and taxes from industry under a bill in the Legislature.

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