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The rise of ‘virtual schools’ divides education world

By Cynthia Boyd | Monday, June 2, 2008 Small but growing numbers of students in Minnesota head to computers, rather than classrooms, for their daily lessons. And this fall, a for-profit online high school will offer a new option.

Smoking drama, a departing candidate and the Democratic divide

Reader roundup: In recent comments, MinnPost readers waxed poetic about bar owners’ “dramatic” attempts to evade the anti-smoking law; they also weighed in on the gas tax, Democratic senatorial and presidential match-ups, turmoil in the state attorn