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Correction

A headline on page 2 of Thursday’s edition included an incorrect date for the Truman firefighters fundraising breakfast. The correct time and date are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.

Nelson offering show at Red Rock

FAIRMONT – Red Rock Center for the Arts in Fairmont is set to host Fairmont native Warren Nelson, who will present a concert at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Nelson, founder of the Big Top Chautauqua, will present a show of music and humor. There is no cost to attend. Proceeds from donations at the event will benefit masonry repairs at Red Rock.

Legislature OKs ‘snow day relief’

ST. PAUL (AP) — The Minnesota Legislature has approved “snow day relief” legislation and sent it to Gov. Tim Walz for his signature.

The bipartisan compromise approved by both the House and Senate on Thursday gives school districts more flexibility for making up all the days they canceled this winter due to bitter cold and heavy snow.

Minnesota normally requires public schools to hold 165 days of classes per academic year, or they could lose state aid. The bill lets districts off the hook for this year only.

The bill also requires that school districts pay hourly employees for the missed time, with similar protections for contractors such as bus companies.

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