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Education Minnesota President Tom Dooher says thank you on National Teacher Day


Tue, May 4th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 4, 2010: Education Minnesota President Tom Dooher offered his congratulations to all 70,000 state educators on Wednesday, which is National Teacher Day.



"Teachers do so much every day that goes unnoticed," said Dooher. "Everyone can remember at least one special teacher who made a positive difference in their lives. Teachers are committed to their students and their schools. They are the foundation of our communities and it's fitting that we say thank you for all they do."

Teacher Appreciation Week runs May 3-7. The week is dedicated to celebrating the work of teachers around the nation. Many schools hold events to acknowledge the excellence of their teachers, and students take time to share their appreciation for the teachers who help them shape their future. Former students often send thank-you notes.



The National Education Association and the National PTA have recognized the first week in May as Teacher Appreciation Week since the mid 1980s. Eleanor Roosevelt convinced Congress to proclaim a National Teacher Day in 1953.



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.

Ryan Vernosh named 2010 Minnesota Teacher of the Year

Mon, May 3rd, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

Brooklyn Park, Minn., May 2, 2010 - Ryan Vernosh, a sixth-grade teacher at Maxfield Magnet Elementary School in St. Paul, has been chosen 2010 Minnesota Teacher of the Year.



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Minnesota Weekly Gas Price Update

Mon, May 3rd, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

Minnesota, MN, May 3- Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have risen 7.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.86/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 4.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.90 ..... 
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PUBLIC SAFETY: BIG DROP IN MOTORCYCLE DEATHS IN 2009

Thu, Apr 29th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL - Preliminary data from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) show motorcycle deaths dropped significantly last year. There were 52 motorcycle fatalities in Minnesota in 2009, a 28 percent decrease from a 24-year high of 72 deaths ..... 
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STATE REQUESTS SIX COUNTIES, ONE TRIBE, BE ADDED TO DISASTER

Thu, Apr 29th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) today requested six counties be added to the major disaster declaration for spring flooding.

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Public invited to moose symposium

Tue, Apr 27th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

A combination of challenges are ganging up on Minnesota's sensitive moose populations - warming temperatures, changes in precipitation, increased varieties of diseases and parasites, and changes in predator populations. Are we watching the end of Min ..... 
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Southwest Airlines Adds Service Between Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and Phoenix

Tue, Apr 27th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL - Metropolitan Airports Commission Executive Director Jeff Hamiel welcomed Southwest Airlines' announcement today that it is adding service between MSP and Phoenix.



"Southwest Airlines has only operated at MSP sin ..... 
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New Minnesota Teacher of the Year to be named Sunday, May 2

Tue, Apr 27th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

St. Paul, Minn., April 27, 2010 - The 2010 Minnesota Teacher of the Year will be named this Sunday, May 2. Amber Damm, 2009 Teacher of the Year, will name her successor at the annual Teacher of the Year banquet at The Northland Inn in Brooklyn Park. ..... 
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STATE PATROL RECOGNIZES HEROIC CITIZENS; TROOPER OF THE YEAR

Thu, Apr 22nd, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL - Four Minnesotans who pulled a driver out of a vehicle submerged in a pond and another citizen who went through flames to save an injured driver whose vehicle caught fire were among those recognized by the State Patrol on Tuesday, April 20, ..... 
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