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©Mooster History

Twenty-five thousand kids across Minnesota put their history chops on display throughout the state earlier this year, and those winners are duking it out now in 12 regional competitions, hoping to make it to State at the end of April.

But the real story may be students as young as 12 developing thesis statements, researching their topics and doing the kind of thoughtful analysis that, the world tells us, we need more of.

©Raise.Me

It's no secret that college has priced itself way out of the reach of many people these days.

So imagine our delight when we start off the week with a story about college money available to students as young as 9th graders, money they can earn by doing things they're already doing.

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MPIRG at UMD is making its voice heard on campus this election season.

The Minnesota Public Interest Research Group chapter is a non-profit, non-partisan and completely student-run organisation "to articulate and pursue ... the concerns of students on issues of general public interest."

And pursue them they do.  A few years ago, MPIRG at UMD was a handful of students.  Now they have 60 members, 18 leaders and five task forces.

The Safe and Supportive Schools act was signed into law in April of 2014 and now the conversation is turning to, not only ways to protect the victims, but the appropriate way to deal with their harassers. Duluth Mayor Don Ness has launched the Mayor's Campaign to End Bullying and other conversations are taking place about the bullies themselves.