Steve Brandt

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

Recent content from Steve Brandt

Minneapolis teen moms win settlement over unlicensed teachers

Teens whose credits became tainted while studying at Broadway High would share $400,000 to further education.

Updated: September 12, 2013, - 09:44 AM

Minneapolis school board votes to sign on to Q Comp

Participation in pay program now requires a 70 percent vote of support from district teachers.

Updated: September 10, 2013, - 09:27 PM

Fire is 5th Minneapolis school playground arson

Total damage has reached $200,000, and there have been no arrests in the puzzling cases.

Updated: September 09, 2013, - 11:21 PM

Water pipe break soaks historic Minneapolis street

A water pipe broke early Thursday along a historic street in Minneapolis, soaking a number of businesses. Among the waterlogged businesses is the Aster Cafe, where a fire alarm went off shortly after 3:30 a.m.

Updated: September 05, 2013, - 08:27 PM

Debate over AC in schools heats up

The hellishly hot conditions in some Minneapolis classrooms last week represent the district’s push to boost achievement by opening school...

Updated: September 03, 2013, - 03:01 PM

Heat wins: Minneapolis cancels schools without air conditioning

The decision came after three days of record or near-record heat and plenty of complaints from parents and kids.

Updated: August 29, 2013, - 07:25 AM

Heat wave bakes Minnesota; State Fair attendance way down

State Fair attendance is way down from last year; students are already weary of trying to study in stifling classrooms.

Updated: August 28, 2013, - 09:54 AM

Kids sweat out first day of school in record 97-degree heat

A second straight record high for the Twin Cities made for a sweltering first day of school in Minneapolis, idled food trucks popular with downtown workers, and may be taking a toll on attendance at the Minnesota State Fair.

Updated: August 27, 2013, - 02:12 PM

Minneapolis schools open with reform debate raging

Achievement gap in Minnesota classrooms provides a target for education reform efforts.

Updated: August 25, 2013, - 11:31 PM

Minneapolis school board asks public to engage on taxing issues

The school board is billing an interactive discussion on the 2014 levy.

Updated: August 23, 2013, - 09:55 PM

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