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Local legislator proposes bill to help address mental health issues in Minnesota schools

State House Republicans proposed a $50 million school safety package before the Easter/Passover break focusing on security upgrades and money for more resource officers and counselors.  State District 27A Representative Peggy Bennett, Republican from Albert Lea spoke with KAUS News and talked about a bill she’s proposing that would help address mental health issues in Minnesota schools….... Read more

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Despite the weather, the road construction season in Southeastern Minnesota will start soon

The Minnesota Department of Transportation recently announced $1.1 billion in state road and bridge projects that will be worked on across Minnesota this year.  The list includes $124.5 million in work this season on 24 projects in Southeastern Minnesota, and Mike Dougherty, Public Affairs and Community Relations Director for MN/DOT District 6 in Rochester told KAUS News that contractors are starting to become a bit concerned with project timelines because of the weather….... Read more

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