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From Eden Prairie to St. Paul, eight high schools now have an on-site credit union.
Community passion fueled the course, one of six worldwide.
The plan would have funded additions to all school buildings, including 6 high school gyms.
Some have criticized the transfer, arguing a separate site is essential to students' success.
The Prior Lake-Savage school district's largest tax request in its history — $150 million — would fund a new athletic complex and school, but it isn't sure to be passed.
It is first agency to leave Edina library complex.
The White House's request comes as schools across Minnesota grapple with a generation of students that is more openly advocating for inclusion.
The new exhibit on the Shakopee amusement park runs through October and includes memorabilia from Valleyfair.
Apple Valley High School students took part in an event designed to teach them to manage money.
"Basically, there was no announcement; there was no parent discussion. It was just all the sudden everything was cut," one parent says.
Jim Nicklow cared about every employee in his many restaurants. When a Bolivian-born cook was facing deportation, Nicklow convinced a regular customer to marry the…
Tom Zellmer is retiring after a long run at the school, where folks are like family.
Nearly 30 years ago, neighbors in Columbia Heights rallied around Rita Erickson because her liver was failing. Now she has a baby of her own in Elk River.
Eagan is the latest city after the City Council voted 3-2 to allow such animals weighing less than 200 pounds. A Champlin woman's pet is an example for what people can expect.
The members believe licensed media specialists should be in Eden Prairie's school libraries.
The Miss Czech Slovak Minnesota pageant, held in Montgomery, helps youth connect with culture.
Two Dakota County parks are among the first in Minnesota to use emergency location markers.
Thanks to an army of volunteers, Northern Starz Theatre Company now has a permanent home.
Advocates worry that the house's removal from the city's registry would weaken preservation rules in Minnesota.
Farmhouse Market has all the staples of a natural foods store — except the cashier. If successful, the New Prague market's business model could provide a way for small communities to sustain stores that stock fresh, local food without high staffing costs.
Registration will open on Monday for volunteers to help pick up debris in three locations.
City and county officials in the south metro weighed in on the south-of-the-river road projects most likely to create snags for drivers this spring and summer.
Creepy Crawly provides a temporary home for not-so-cuddly pets
The Mendota Heights school that has won three national titles in four years says consistency is key.
The school district scheduled four days for at-home learning, but some parents are pushing back.
Phyllis Jordan and her husband, Ross, rented out the third floor of their Minneapolis home to college students in the ’60s, regardless of the students’…
Lucas Hobbs, 13, turned his dream to feed others with a food truck into an ongoing operation.
The thin, black line snakes across the St. Louis Park sky, so nondescript it almost disappears. In some places, it's an electric power line. In others, it's just polypropylene twine, attached to a combination of utility poles and mature trees. But it has nothing to do with electricity.
By sharing advice and using high-tech tools, a Twin Cities nonprofit group is able to find lost dogs about two-thirds of the time — free of charge.
Most are looking forward to 9th- through 12th-graders being under one roof.
The city has a new economic development manager to help promote itself to companies.
The repurposed church will be used by seniors and arts groups.
About 30 Somali-American women in Shakopee learned about fitness through a grant-funded program.
Inver Grove Heights Police Sgt. Jessica Billmeyer will start Feb. 10.
The city is creating a new plan for its historic downtown with the help of residents.
Lucille Nickolay got a bookkeeping job at the State Bank of New Prague at 18. She retired at 93.
Hastings entrepreneur Randy Stenger has taken a creative business concept from the playground to the Shark Tank — and he's emerged with an offer to help expand his company to other states.
Beverley Miller is preparing to leave the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority
Miller prepares to retire from the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority.
A Twin Cities adoption agency uses technology to explore all of a child's options.
A Twin Cities agency uses social media and sophisticated searches to explore all of a child's options.
The 19th-century log cabin that sat unused for decades was furnished with help from the community.
Gideon Pond Elementary finds fun, creative way to raise money.
The panels and gardens will pay off with significant long-term energy savings, officials say.
Teachers across Minnesota must prove they are learning and keeping up their skills to maintain their teaching licenses, so it’s not unusual to see…
Parents do not like the fees, but the move would result in thousands in lost revenue.
Chanhassen, Farmington say "flexible learning" teaches responsibility and saves money.
All three south metro school districts that sought more money from voters saw success Tuesday at the ballot box. The Farmington, Lakeville and Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan…
Bill Webb, who directed band at Edina High School for 24 years, contracted a sinus infection last February and was prescribed two medicines. Together, the drugs produced a dangerous reaction that caused neurological tremors and pain so severe that he now must use a wheelchair.
Engaging the little ones — not keeping them quiet — is the goal at the Washington County sessions.
Candidates divided over future of Community Center.
The schools are 9 miles apart, but Tim Wynes leads them both.
Five students wore T-shirts and accessories depicting the flag and one displayed it on his truck on Sept. 24 for "red, white and blue" day during homecoming week.
Charlene Stark, the Hastings finance director who resigned last week, had simultaneously accessed her personal bank account and the city's account at Wells Fargo, according…
The extracurricular activity has grown in popularity as schools emphasize science and technology.
Scott County residents will likely see a county tax levy hike of up to 3.5 percent in 2016.The increase, the largest in five years, would…
Creating one could cost $2 million to $5 million because of safety upgrades that would be needed, a consulting firm says.
Officials and volunteers will plant more trees Sept. 19 with the help of nonprofit Tree Trust.
Some question the cost and necessity of the high-tech amenities at the high school level.
Plea for civil communication voiced at public meeting.
South metro schools add more classes and high-tech tools for students.
The Elko New Market skatepark, like several other metro-area skateparks, is aging. But updating the park's equipment would cost at least $40,000.
The facility would be loud and bring in too much traffic, residents say.
Computer problems plagued this year's tests, but state officials say the glitches did not affect students' results.
The Farmington school board has approved putting two questions on the November ballot asking residents for more money to maintain district buildings and avoid increasing…
The $150 fee applies to those living 2 miles or less away from school.
Owner of Fur-Ever Wild keeps wolves, cougars, foxes and bobcats on 100-acre Dakota County property that operates as a petting zoo and working fur farm.
The money would pay for technology upgrades and additional teachers.
Many local officials say the market research is helpful, but some wonder if it's necessary when there are online alternatives.
Cannon Falls, St. Paul teachers communicated improperly with students, the state says.
The school board reduced fees for the costliest sports and capped the total cost per family.
The classrooms are mostly empty — students are more focused on fireworks and lazy summer days — but school districts are humming with preparations…
Districts must still offer the test to students who want to take it.
City officials raised concerns about appearance, hidden dangers and fires after superintendent suggested prairie grass instead of sod at renovated middle school.
$100,000 from state will pay for study of fallen hillside that has Jordan in limbo.
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