Steve Brandt

Reporter | Minneapolis
Phone: 612-673-4438
Steve Brandt covers anything in Minneapolis that interests him.

Recent content from Steve Brandt

St. Paul charter school votes to unionize

Backing of 25 teachers makes the German immersion school the state’s only unionized charter.

Updated: January 15, 2014, - 11:38 PM

Minneapolis man behind Vikings stadium suit is longtime activist

If Doug Mann’s name is familiar, it’s likely because he was one of 35 candidates in Minneapolis’ mayoral race last year.

Updated: January 14, 2014, - 02:11 AM

St. Paul says its schools are ahead of the nation on discipline

Over the past two years, suspensions have declined in the state’s second-largest school district precisely because of the sorts of actions now suggested by the federal government.

Updated: January 12, 2014, - 09:12 PM

Pipe to divert water to save Lake Calhoun-Isles lagoon ice

A diversion pipe is being installed this week to route water being pumped into the Lake Calhoun-Isles lagoon, marking the...

Updated: January 08, 2014, - 10:18 PM

Rybak leaves hospital three days after a major heart attack

After three days, two angioplasties and six stents to deal with what was described as a serious heart attack, former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak left Abbott Northwestern Hospital on Tuesday to recuperate.

Updated: January 08, 2014, - 06:02 AM

Rybak doing well after 2nd surgery following heart attack

Abbott Northwestern Hospital spkeswoman Gloria O’Connell said the procedure to clear an artery took about an hour and was led by interventional cardiologist Yale Wang of the Minneapolis Heart Institute.

Updated: January 07, 2014, - 06:27 AM

Minneapolis school race could heat up

With precinct caucuses Feb. 4 and the balance of power on issues at stake, three incumbents are set to run,...

Updated: January 03, 2014, - 08:48 PM

Body found in rubble of Cedar-Riverside explosion, fire

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. At least 14 people were injured, six critically, when the three-story Minneapolis building was destroyed.

Updated: January 02, 2014, - 06:51 PM

Mohamud Noor to challenge veteran Phyllis Kahn for House seat

The newly appointed Minneapolis school board member says the community wants new legislative leadership; Kahn cites experience.

Updated: December 30, 2013, - 09:38 PM

Minneapolis school's gains prompt tweaks in district strategies

Team-focused teaching that’s speeding student progress at the Pillsbury Community School, where more than half the kids are still learning English, is attracting the attention of district officials.

Updated: December 30, 2013, - 09:28 AM

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