Steve Brandt

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

Recent content from Steve Brandt

1st transit village near LRT gets jump-start

Minneapolis schools ready to sell Hiawatha-Lake site to Hennepin County for long-awaited development.

Updated: May 28, 2014, - 09:48 PM

Bike traffic will soon change Chester’s West Bank hideaway

A new bike trail that’s expected to draw hundreds of riders daily is being built just feet from this urban squatter’s domain. A city rehab is scheduled for the bridge overhead that keeps the rain and prying eyes from his shed, his abandoned vehicles and the folk art that decorates his compound.

Updated: May 27, 2014, - 08:57 AM

Minneapolis building $3 million bike-walk trail, most expensive yet

Supporters say the $3 million trail and tunnel being built beneath two major bridges is a crucial connection between the University of Minnesota and downtown.

Updated: May 16, 2014, - 05:21 AM

U’s Teach for America training plan gets OK

State Board of Teaching granted variance for alternative licensing program to begin this summer.

Updated: May 09, 2014, - 08:33 PM

Teen expelled over pocketknife used for chores; school pressed to reconsider

Alyssa Drescher's expulsion from United South Central High School in Faribault County has prompted criticism of the punishment and zero-tolerance policy.

Updated: May 08, 2014, - 10:14 AM

At Elizabeth Hall school in Mpls., veteran teachers make a difference

Veteran teachers opting to stay in tough schools despite having the seniority to transfer out.

Updated: May 06, 2014, - 06:00 AM

'Columbine effect': Alarm is rising over copycats

Waseca student’s planned rampage fits a chilling pattern

Updated: May 03, 2014, - 10:21 PM

Standardized tests? South High leads way for opting out

Encouraged by teachers and with parent approval, more than 100 of 140 students in South High’s ninth-grade open program skipped last fall’s MAP test.

Updated: April 25, 2014, - 09:37 PM

Minneapolis finds magnet schools don't work to desegregate

Minneapolis finds uneven academic performance and little effect on racial minorities’ isolation.

Updated: April 19, 2014, - 07:04 AM

Minneapolis gets high marks in biker and walker safety

The latest statistical almanac for biking and walking, released Wednesday, puts Minneapolis ahead of most of the nation’s largest cities in almost every major safety category.

Updated: April 17, 2014, - 05:30 AM

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