Stateline Midwest

Minnesota state agencies are on pace to purchase close to 1 million gallons of E85 in 2010, meaning nearly one-fifth of the retail fuel bought by the agencies is now a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline.

A new Illinois law makes it easier for students to carry asthma inhalers with them in school.

Wisconsin's recent sex-education law is spurring controversy in local school districts.

An Indiana proposal would require medical professionals to pass a criminal background check in order to practice in the state.

Illinois recently became the first state to require preschools to offer services to English language learners. Rules approved this year by the state school board clarify what districts must do in order to help put these young students on the path to success.

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