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Monday, February 24, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - St. Paul teachers have won agreements on lowering class sizes and hiring more support staff in their tentative contract agreement.
The St. Paul school district and the teachers union released details of the two-year agreement Monday.
Minnesota Public Radio News (http://bit.ly/1bHgPbVhttp://bit.ly/1bHgPbV ) reports teachers will get a 2.25 percent raise in the first year and a 2 percent boost in the second year, with a bit more for veteran teachers. That will cost the district $22 million over two years.
The deal was reached last week after a 24-hour mediation session, averting a strike authorization vote.
MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota health officials say nearly two dozen people were sickened by a salmonella outbreak at an Old Country Buffet in Maple Grove.
One diner had to be hospitalized for about two weeks.
A Minnesota Department of Health spokesman tells the Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/OvhZ09http://strib.mn/OvhZ09 ) the outbreak affected people who ate at the restaurant in late January, particularly on Jan. 25.
The department says a total of 23 diners got sick.
In a statement, Old Country Buffet, a unit of South Carolina-based Ovation Brands, says it is working closely with the health department to determine what caused the outbreak’s cause. The company says it’s also bolstering food safety training.
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