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New Initiatives in Place for Students Heading Back to School

Many students across the state will head back to school Tuesday, and children and parents might notice new changes this year.

Here are some new initiatives in place this year:

All-Day Kindergarten

Model Airplane Enthusiasts Seek Permission to Fly in Scott County

Model airplane enthusiasts in the southwest Metro are looking for a field to fly over. The Minnesota Valley Radio Controlled Club of Shakopee has its sight set Cleary Lake Regional Park in Prior Lake. 

Flyers appreciate the wide-open spaces of the public park because there's plenty of room to fly battery-powered, remote controlled planes fast and far.

Canterbury Park Hosts Wiener Dog Wars Labor Day

If you want to fulfill a need for speed this Labor Day, some four-legged animals will do their best to impress.

Canterbury Park is hosting its Wiener Dog Races on Monday. Seventy-two dogs race in seven races.

Authorities Across Minn. Step Up 'Move Over' Enforcement

Authorities across Minnesota are stepping up enforcement of Minnesota's "move over" law this weekend.
    
Sunday marks the 14th anniversary of the death of Trooper Ted Foss of Winona. Foss was making a traffic stop on Interstate 90 when he was hit by a passing vehicle and killed on Aug. 31, 2000.
    

Weekend Box Office: 'As Above, So Below' and 'November Man'

Casey Messer, host of The Reelz Show, gives you a preview of what's hot at the box office this weekend. This week, we travel deep below Paris, and an ex-CIA officer looks a lot like James Bond.

"As Above, So Below"

Standout Mankato Football Player Charged in Shooting near Renaissance Festival

Dennis Carter, 25, of Mankato - Photo: Scott County Sheriff's Office

A leading college football player at Minnesota State University Mankato last season has been charged with attempted murder in what police say was a drug-related shooting.

Twenty-five-year-old Dennis Carter, of Mankato, is charged in Scott County with second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault and fleeing police. Carter is in jail on $75,000 bail.

Scott County Considers Closing 2 Flood-Damaged Roads in Blakeley

Two months ago, it seemed like Minnesota turned into one big lake as flood waters overtook roads and towns.

People living in the Scott County town of Blakeley continue to deal with the damage caused during June floods. The county held a meeting Monday as it considers permanently shutting down two closed roads.