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AROUND THE STATE:

STUDENT PROFICIENCY-MINNESOTA

MINNEAPOLIS — The latest test scores from Minnesota schools show no improvement in math and reading and little movement in the state's persistent achievement gap for students of color. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

EXCHANGE-YOUNG EAGLE SCOUT

WOODBURY, Minn. — Phillip Lorenz defied the norm and earned Eagle Scout at age 13, but his Boy Scout journey is far from complete. The Woodbury native is still camping and chasing scouting experiences this summer. He's training for a leadership role with his troop. And he's planning ahead for a life in scouting. By Lucas Johnson, St. Paul Pioneer Press. SENT IN ADVANCE: 613 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-COFFIN MAKER

WINONA, Minn. — You may have seen it for sale on Facebook or Craigslist in Winona. "Handcrafted semi traditional toe pincher coffins," the description says. "They make an excellent conversation piece coffee table, with storage, until needed for official use." Winona County resident Barry Coleman is quite the character and coffin maker. His hobby start when his son went to college in the Twin Cities for movie production and called up Dad — a hobby woodworker — and asked him to make a coffin for a movie. By Tesla Mitchell, Winona Daily News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 610 words, photos.

EXTRA:

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AFFORDABLE HOUSING

MINNEAPOLIS — Almost anywhere you look in Minneapolis these days, new construction is pushing the city skyward, inexorably changing neighborhoods that, just a few years ago, were smaller, quieter and roomier. Uptown. Northeast. Dinkytown. All are building up. By Greta Kaul and Jessica Lee of MinnPost. SENT: 1,925 words.

IN BRIEF:

STEELWORKERS CONTRACT, HOMEOWNER-FATAL SHOOTINGS, REST STOP SHOOTING

SPORTS:

TWINS-RANGERS

ARLINGTON, Texas — Minnesota lefty Stephen Gonsalves is looking for his first major league win in his third career start. Drew Hutchison goes for the Rangers in the opener of a three-game series between AL also-rans. By Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:05 p.m. CT.

S. DAKOTA ST-IOWA ST

AMES, Iowa — For the first time in a while, Iowa State will enter an opener that it's expected to win with ease. The Cyclones (8-5 in 2017), fresh off one of the best seasons in school history, host South Dakota State of the FCS on Saturday in the first game of rising coach Matt Campbell's third year in charge. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 3 a.m. CT.

S DAKOTA-KANSAS ST

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas State opens its season against South Dakota in what doubles as an important tuneup for the Wildcats, who take a big step up in competition when Mississippi State rolls into town the following week. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 5 p.m. CT.

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