Steve Brandt

Reporter | Minneapolis schools
Phone: 612-673-4438
Steve Brandt covers Minneapolis schools and city issues.

Recent content from Steve Brandt

Hennepin County weighs ‘cycle tracks’ in Minneapolis

Cycle tracks give bikers a physical barrier between the bike lane and general traffic, often a curb or a raised surface, but sometimes also parked cars or a boulevard. First protected bike lanes are more likely on Washington Avenue than on Minnehaha Avenue.

Updated: July 18, 2013, - 10:12 PM

Minneapolis considers bridging Lake Calhoun, Lake of the Isles

The concept is to depress Lake Street slightly, then bridge it with a grassy crossing for bikers and pedestrians that would tie together adjacent Isles and Calhoun parkland, while relieving pinch points for recreational congestion at Calhoun’s northern corners.

Updated: July 17, 2013, - 09:08 AM

When the (wood) chips are down, Mpls. Park Board comes through

One way to rile a Minneapolis resident is to mess with his or her supply of free wood chips from...

Updated: July 15, 2013, - 09:42 PM

Cityview pact could set precedent for Minneapolis' partnership schools

Union agreement extends workweek while adding prep time and pay for teachers. The Minneapolis superintendent would like to see more...

Updated: July 13, 2013, - 07:19 PM

Board splits on granting TFA teacher variances

State Board of Teaching rejects three TFA applicants interested in elementary ed, arguing there are plenty of more licensed applicants.

Updated: July 12, 2013, - 07:55 PM

Mpls. volunteers adapt designs to serve special-needs students

Volunteer woodworkers design and build adaptive furniture for special education students, saving the district thousands of dollars.

Updated: July 04, 2013, - 09:20 PM

Minneapolis home program off to a slow start

Only three homes are under construction a year after Minneapolis unveiled plans to build 100 energy-efficient houses in area hit...

Updated: July 04, 2013, - 05:01 PM

Charter school sues Minneapolis district over lease issue

The North Side science charter asked a judge to bar the district from forcing it out of the Cityview building and poaching its teachers.

Updated: July 02, 2013, - 08:19 PM

Minneapolis homeowners blame root cuts for downed trees

Minneapolis residents are pointing their fingers at recently lain sidewalks as a culprit in their loss of boulevard trees during recent storms that toppled hundreds of trees across the Twin Cities.

Updated: June 25, 2013, - 11:32 PM

Twin Cities clear a path, brainstorm for future

Minneapolis mayor and Xcel officials ponder ways, including burying power lines, to lessen the impact of severe storms.

Updated: June 25, 2013, - 10:40 AM

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