Fewer than half of Minnesota students are proficient in math

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Edercampuzano, MaryJoWebster and Mara Klecker from the Star Tribune report state test scores this week. About 45% of students who took the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments or the Minnesota Test of Academic Skills were proficient in math, and about 51% were proficient in reading. About 7% of students didn’t take the tests this school year.

Via Bring Me the News The University of Minnesota is going to begin contracting again with Minneapolis police for events . This reverses a decision made two years ago following the murder of George Floyd.

Samantha Fischer at KARE-11 and Dana Thiede are reporting that a spokesperson for the Minnesota Department of Corrections confirmed that Derek Chauvin had been taken from Oak Park Heights Prison in Stillwater on Wednesday morning. A federal inmate locator website had listed Chauvin as a prisoner at the Federal Correctional Institution, Tucson, Arizona.

Stephen Montemayor, Star Tribune, talks to Eddie Frizell, former Metro Transit Police Chief about his new position as head of U.S. Marshals Service, Minnesota: “Communities of color must see people who look like themselves out there in these very crucial positions.”

Estelle Timar Wilcox of MPR News profiles Gerry Kulzer as the Minnesota State Fair’s leading butter carver. Linda Christensen was a former butter carver. She created some 500 faces with butter over the 50 years. Before putting down her knife last august.

Via WCCO Oklahoma City forward Chet Hohgren is the No. 2 pick in the NBA Draft from Minneapolis, will miss 2022-23 season due to a right foot injury.

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