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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.
Officials in three south metro districts say the money is too little, too late.
The Shakopee, Lakeville and Prior Lake districts are looking for ways to get their students real-world work experience.
The learning lab on wheels will be serving students at Queen Anne Courts.
The state and ACT say the test-scoring process is on schedule.
After-school program encourages teamwork and self-confidence
Prior Lake High School is just the third Minnesota school to withdraw from the federally funded meal program, choosing to provide school breakfast and lunch all on its own.
Teams from several south metro schools participate in Girls on the Run, which encourages teamwork and self-confidence.
Oak Ridge and Echo Park campuses will emphasize STEM, leadership.
When the recently approved high school expansion is complete, there will be room to house grades 9-12 in one building.
Course aims to help teachers recognize, prevent bullying.
Both school districts tout success of new schools, but only one will grow next year.
Several school districts have policies restricting memorials that honor deceased students or teachers.
But before students can fill in a single bubble, schools have to meet ACT's many test-day requirements: no public address announcements or bells, desks arranged 3 feet apart, and a mandated start time, regardless of a school's regular schedule.
A teacher with a geological passion is inspiring young rock hounds.
Shrey Pothini, 11, planned the citywide day of volunteering.
Student rankings by GPA would be replaced with Latin honors based on percentiles.
Security system alarms were set off 25 times in a few months in evenings and on weekends
The West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan schools offer enrichment classes over break.
Newly restored, the old Schumacher's is on the market, and the city hopes it will reopen and revive downtown.
State education officials have named the district "racially isolated" compared to neighboring Hastings.
There are five metro-area high schools with 2,500 students or more. By 2018, there could be at least 10, depending on voter approval.
With a $700,000 projected deficit, parents and school board members question proposals and their timing.
The mayor is pushing for the improvements, even though three past referendums have failed.
To enhance flexibility and collaboration, students will move to four-period block scheduling, allowing for more time in each class.
While some board members say it would bring more transparency, others fear a loss of candid discussion.
A $58.5 million proposal would upgrade various buildings and account for a growing student body.
Scott County offering, Reflections, helps youth stay up to date on schoolwork while getting the necessary treatment.
From running classrooms to maintaining schools, educating students is costly and requires many supplies. Districts issue some employees credit cards to make purchasing items…
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