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Education Minnesota President Tom Dooher re-elected to national union post


Mon, Jul 12th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn., July 12, 2010: Education Minnesota President Tom Dooher has been re-elected as a vice president with the American Federation of Teachers. Dooher was re-elected to the post during the AFT's 81st biennial convention in Seattle, WA, which concluded on July 11.



"I'm privileged to serve the AFT in this capacity," Dooher said. "We have a lot of hard work ahead of us and I'm eager to continue the efforts we've already started to improve the quality of education in American schools."



During the convention, 3,000 delegates ratified resolutions calling for teacher evaluation systems based on clearly defined teaching standards and using multiple methods of measuring good teaching practice and student outcomes.



Delegates also embraced a resolution spelling out what every student needs to succeed in school: highly-trained teachers, a safe and supportive learning environment, a well-rounded curriculum, healthy bodies and minds, strong partners at home to support students, and adequate resources tailored to each child's developmental needs and strengths.



"Minnesota is a model that other states look to when it comes to excellence in education," Dooher said. "Our mission is to make sure that we build on our successes while we pursue changes that will make education in Minnesota even better."



Dooher was first elected as an AFT vice president in July of 2008. He was unanimously re-elected in March 2010 to a second three-year term as President of Education Minnesota.



The AFT is one of two national teachers unions, both affiliated with Education Minnesota. The AFT represents 1.5 million education professionals throughout the country.



About Education Minnesota

Education Minnesota represents 70,000 professionals working together for excellence in education for all students. Education Minnesota's members include teachers and educational support professionals in Minnesota's public school districts, faculty members at Minnesota's community and technical colleges and University of Minnesota campuses in Duluth and Crookston, retired educators and student teachers. Education Minnesota is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, National Education Association and AFL-CIO. More information about Education Minnesota is available at www.educationminnesota.org.



MDA urges homeowners to follow EAB quarantine rules as they clean up after storms

Tue, Jun 29th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. - As Minnesotans clean up after recent storms, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is reminding residents of Hennepin, Ramsey and Houston Counties to avoid moving ash trees and branches out of their counties due to the risk ..... 
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MCDONALD'S® & KEMPS HOST OPEN DOOR DAYS TO SUPPORT FARMERS in SOUTHEASTERN MN

Tue, Jun 29th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

June 28, 2010 - Area Southeastern Minnesota McDonald's restaurants and one of its trusted suppliers, Kemps, are teaming up to help spread the message of the importance of dairy to our community.



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Parents Can Get Tax Credit for Sending Kids to Day Camp

Tue, Jun 29th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL - Many working parents need to arrange for care for their children when school is out. A popular solution - with a tax benefit - is a day camp program.



The Internal Revenue Service reminds parents that the cost of day camp ma ..... 
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HARRIET ISLAND TRANSFORMATION TO TASTE OF MINNESOTA UNDERWAY

Tue, Jun 29th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (June 29, 2010) - Tents are being raised, stages are being built and Harriet Island is transforming into the new and improved 2010 Taste of Minnesota. With more than 100 hours of live music on five stages starting at 11 a.m. daily, tw ..... 
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Legislative changes simplify enrollment for Rural Preserve program

Mon, Jun 28th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

Saint Paul - Recent legislative changes will make the new Rural Preserve program a simpler option for Minnesota farmers deciding on property tax treatment of non-agricultural, class 2b rural vacant land that is currently enrolled in Green Acres.
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Kanabec County family wins monthly MDA award

Mon, Jun 28th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A multigenerational Kanabec County farm family has been awarded this month's Commissioner's Good Farm Neighbor award from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). Stacy and Kevin Thoeny along with Kevin's parents Don and Debra ..... 
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State grants available for feedlot and septic system improvement projects

Mon, Jun 28th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

St. Paul - More than $4 million in state grants is available to local government units for projects to protect and restore water quality by improving feedlots near impaired waters and replacing subsurface sewage treatment systems (SSTS) that are iden ..... 
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Great American Backyard Campout: Trading the Wii for the Wilderness

Fri, Jun 25th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. - School's out for summer, and instead of letting the kids turn into couch potatoes, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is encouraging Minnesota families to enjoy some time together under the stars during the annual Great American ..... 
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