Steve Brandt

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

Recent content from Steve Brandt

Minneapolis school board's Samatar fighting leukemia

The groundbreaking Somali-born official needs a bone-marrow transplant, so he will put aside plans to run for Minneapolis mayor.

Updated: March 06, 2013, - 09:25 PM

Improvements bring out more Twin Cities bikers, walkers

After boom in bike lanes and other incentives to get out of cars, bike use is up by 50 percent.

Updated: March 01, 2013, - 10:03 PM

Minneapolis short $385,000 for 2013 elections

A new ranked-voting method used by Minneapolis costs five times more per voter than traditional voting. The city is $385,000...

Updated: February 28, 2013, - 02:17 PM

Minneapolis school board urged to split Northrop site

Staff backed a popular charter school over millions in new tax base, but developer and neighbors urged senior housing be...

Updated: February 26, 2013, - 09:36 PM

Empty for 8 years, old Northrop school in Minneapolis has two competing offers

Frustrated by district’s delay, neighborhood group presses for a decision on the Northrop building. It’s been vacant almost eight years.

Updated: February 25, 2013, - 08:26 PM

Mpls. Henry students complain of attacks at city bus stops

Parents and students say the Minneapolis school district is not protecting students who use Metro Transit bus passes, but the district says it has just 12 reported incidents.

Updated: February 22, 2013, - 05:40 AM

Somalis vent about Minneapolis South High altercation

Police open review amid Somali community complaints.

Updated: February 19, 2013, - 11:08 PM

Sanford Middle School turns itself around

Sanford was once slated to close, but the staff and parents rallied behind it.

Updated: February 19, 2013, - 09:54 AM

South High regroups after brawl

One day after ethnic tensions helped fuel a melee at the Minneapolis school, Somali and black activists met with staff and students amid a partial lockdown.

Updated: February 16, 2013, - 07:18 AM

Do bus passes aid attendance in Minneapolis?

Numbers from October find a mixed pattern for Minneapolis high schools, with attendance down at three schools and up at two.

Updated: February 08, 2013, - 10:14 PM

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