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Keeping kids entertained—and educated—for free

During the coronavirus pandemic, parents juggling home responsibilities, their job, and taking care of kids are also focused on making sure their child’s learning continues. Here is a streaming service that focuses on a subject area that tends to get placed at the bottom rung of the educational ladder: American history. Students can learn "positive, patriotic, and unbiased history" through fun animated films and digital workbooks. ...

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Manufacturing scholarships available to students of all ages

The coronavirus has upended the school year, and our college-bound youth have been left wondering what their future will look like come September. From graduation to financial aid and decision deadlines, where to look for next steps can be overwhelming. For students with an interest in manufacturing, the Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association’s Education Foundation is offering scholarships of $2,000 to help students get the training they need at colleges, universities, and trade schools in Minnesota....

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Gas Prices Will Soon Be Under $1 As a Result of COVID-19 Lockdowns, Saudi and Russian Price War

Minnesota drivers might have noticed falling prices at the pump over the weekend, and prices are about to fall below a dollar per gallon of gasoline, at least that's my prediction based on the fact that crude oil prices have now fallen to a 17-year low. Prices are falling because many people are no longer commuting to work and businesses are closed to help slow the spread of the COVID-19, and because a price war is being waged by Saudi Arabia and Russia, the second- and third-largest producers of oil in the world, behind the United States. Demand Drops from COVID-19 According to...

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