BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Native American students in North Dakota are struggling in school despite the state's overall high school graduation rate remaining high. The Bismarck Tribune reports that the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction held a Dropout Prevention and Re-engagement Summit on Oct. 11. The summit was scheduled after teachers of Native American students across the state requested to know more information about dropout prevention strategies.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Madison Police Department has updated its guidelines on the use of deadly force, telling officers to exhaust other options before using a gun. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that City Council ordered the Police Department in May to change its operating procedures regarding deadly force. Council members wanted the department to emphasize an officer's duty to intercede, de-escalate a situation and preserve life.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Green Bay officials have approved development plans for the city's west-side riverfront. The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports that City Council has approved a development agreement for the Shipyard project. The proposal includes a stadium, indoor concert venue and restaurant. Officials expect the project to cost around $11 million.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A $2,500 bonus has been restored for a youth prison guard who was disciplined for dragging a teen inmate across a cell floor. Kyle Hoff is a guard at the Lincoln Hills School for Boys and Copper Lake School for Girls. The prisons have been under a criminal investigation for nearly three years for prisoner abuse and are the subject of multiple lawsuits, including one over Hoff's conduct.
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