Steve Brandt

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

Recent content from Steve Brandt

Study: Cyclists, drivers equally to blame for crashes in Minneapolis

Failure to yield, other lapses by both drivers and bikers lead to motor vehicle-bicycle collisions, a 10-year analysis of Minneapolis crash reports found.

Updated: January 15, 2013, - 09:35 PM

Minn. teacher certification lags

Minnetonka bucks the trend by providing support for teachers seeking to meet national standards for their profession.

Updated: January 10, 2013, - 10:42 PM

As repairs progress, Mpls. residents newly appreciate their water

Work is "coming down the home stretch" on water main that broke last Thursday, leading to a 14-million-gallon spill.

Updated: January 08, 2013, - 10:47 AM

A new day dawns for Minneapolis school board

In Minneapolis, the end of domination by at-large members means parents have someone nearby to call. But some worry about parochialism.

Updated: January 06, 2013, - 11:29 PM

A deluge from below: Burst water main floods downtown Mpls.

A major water main break in downtown Minneapolis flooded streets and cut off water to a substantial swath of the city just before rush hour Thursday afternoon, forcing workers in businesses left without plumbing to head home early, snarling traffic and disrupting nightlife.

Updated: January 04, 2013, - 08:36 PM

Next Minneapolis mayor will inherit challenges

Minneapolis' budget remains under pressure, while development and other needs will claim cash.

Updated: December 29, 2012, - 10:47 PM

Mayor's race shaping up as a wild scramble

R.T. Rybak's declaration that he isn't a candidate in 2013 already has prompted speculation that the Minneapolis mayor's race could be like none other in the city's history.

Updated: December 27, 2012, - 09:42 PM

Fast vote tally in Minneapolis? Maybe not

Minneapolis will need new systems to quickly spew out ranked-choice voting results, but 2013 elections may be done the slow way.

Updated: December 26, 2012, - 08:57 PM

Armed guards in every Minn. school would cost $138 million

NRA proposal would cost state schools about $138 million.

Updated: December 24, 2012, - 09:49 PM

Loaded handgun confiscated from staffer at Minneapolis elementary school

A loaded .357 Magnum handgun was confiscated Wednesday from a staff member's locker soon after instruction began at an elementary magnet school in Minneapolis, police said.

Updated: December 19, 2012, - 05:09 PM

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