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Officials say federal planning grant will make early education programs easier for families to access.
Federal changes in colleges' investigations of sex misconduct may have wider impact.
School groups are hoping state education spending increases during new session.
The Jan. 12 public event at Minneapolis' Orpheum Theatre will be free.
The 10-ton sculpture is located across from Minneapolis Central Library.
Joan Gabel has brought a collaborative style and low-key charisma to academia.
Josh McLay allegedly spent thousands of dollars meant for the school's wrestling team on out-of-state trips to college football games.
The "innovation grants," approved by the Legislature in 2017, were divided between the state's four intermediate school districts.
Investment in all-day kindergarten, free pre-K shifted focus in state.
That's a place for creativity and hands-on learning, and it's increasingly becoming a part of school buildings, classrooms and courses.
The governor said during an interview this week that he was still at Mayo because of "post-surgical complications" that damaged his lungs.
Sharon Tolbert-Glover was still a teenager when she decided to spend her life in service to her faith and her community.After a decade in a…
Omar and Michigan's Rashida Tlaib will become the first two Muslim women to serve in Congress.
She defeated two repeat challengers to keep the seat she's held in Congress for nearly two decades.
Kreger was Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan's interim superintendent.
While university officials said they were "sending a clear message" about racism, the freshman student who reported the slur called it "just talk."
In high-stakes election, Education Minnesota is focusing on its own members.
Following through on his pledge to keep the state on solid financial footing impressed some taking part in the Star Tribune/MPR News Minnesota Poll.
In the seven years since Stu Keroff founded the Asian Penguins, the school group has refurbished and donated more than 200 computers.
State grants will go to 57 service providers helping more than half of districts.
Minnesota's average declined slightly but not enough to alter its best-of-the-nation standing.
The staff member's resignation followed a school investigation.
Students will still get two days off in many districts.
Principal of the St. Paul high school will step aside after 25 years.
They are among 349 U.S. public, private and charter schools recognized because of their academic performance or their work in closing achievement gaps.
Schools will use the money to upgrade entrances, improve other safety features.
The leaders of Education Minnesota — one of the state's most powerful political forces — have been pushing hard to keep its numbers up while outside forces have seized on the moment.
Around the state, dozens of districts are beginning a new school year amid some of the toughest financial circumstances they've faced in recent years.
The Star Tribune identified 44 high-poverty public schools in the Twin Cities that were "beating the odds" in an annual analysis of statewide test scores.
FDA cracks down on e-cigarette makers as use among minors surges.
1,265 applied for a share of $25M in state safety funding on the first day.
Spruced-up school buildings and a visit from Gov. Mark Dayton among opening day highlights.
A new school year begins for a rookie teacher and her first-grade students.
JD.com founder Liu Qiangdong was arrested in Minneapolis over allegations of criminal sexual misconduct. He was back in China on Monday.
Minnesota school leaders wrestle with how best to keep students safe.
Education officials say results are disappointing, but not reflective of overall progress.
New accountability system is designed to give better picture of overall performances.
The new rules are aimed at helping schools avoid roadblocks that have contributed to the state's teacher shortage.
Polls are open around the state until 8 p.m. as voters narrow the field of candidates for governor, U.S. Senate, Congress, and other seats.
The Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan school board voted to spend $3.2 million on the 34-acre property at the southwest corner of the intersection of Bonaire Path and Akron Avenue, east of Hwy. 3 and County Road 42.
Businesses lost water and part of Kellogg Blvd. was shut down as crews worked to fix road.
The court rejected claims that the Legislature, not the court system, was the right place to decide what constitutes an adequate education.
She poured her energy into her classroom for 10 years, opting to teach where the students' needs were often complex and the resources limited.
State will begin accepting applications Aug. 29 for the new funding.
After going to Texas, Rep. Frank Hornstein wants his fellow legislators to take a closer look at Minnesota's immigration detention policies.
The high court's ruling is likely to mean an immediate blow to the budgets of organized labor groups.
Opponents of President Trump's travel ban say the Supreme Court ruling could boost discrimination based on religion. Those who champion Trump's proposals as important strategies to combat terrorism applauded the decision.
Attorney General Lori Swanson said Thursday that Minnesota will join with other states preparing to sue the Trump administration over the "inhumane treatment of children"…
Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday that he would not authorize Minnesota National Guard troops to help with immigration enforcement at the border, and Swanson joined with other attorneys general to push against the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy.
Voting is largely symbolic but builds momentum for primary.
DFL to meet Sunday to sort out endorsement for Rep. Ellison's seat in Congress; Anderson Kelliher to sit it out
The endorsement is functionally a symbolic gesture, but official party backing still confers some status.
Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty has more in his campaign bank account -- $1.3 million -- than any of his Republican and DFL competitors.
The court sided with voters who were challenged at polls in Hennepin and Ramsey counties for wearing T-shirts and buttons with political messages.
She was the last to join the race but the first to buy statewide airtime.
The president's June 20 rally in Duluth will come just under two months before Minnesota holds its primary election.
Primary infighting for governor, attorney general and Congress seats likely to expose weaknesses, drain financial resources.
A Swanson-Nolan gubernatorial ticket adds more drama to a DFL primary that already promises to be hotly contested. With the endorsing conventions behind them, both parties are focused on the next chapter of the campaign.
The DFL governor said the Republican-crafted bill was inadequate and set a "dangerous precedent" by tapping other funds.
The DFL governor and Republican leaders at the Capitol ended up at odds over much of their work.
Small businesses, studios filled building that once housed Roberts Shoes.
State Sen. Michelle Fischbach had been holding off from being officially sworn into the position amid a legal challenge from DFLers who maintained the state Constitution prohibited her from serving in both roles.
Lawmakers have adjourned their session, but many major initiatives of the year face a veto threat from Gov. Mark Dayton
Minnesota lawmakers adjourned late Sunday after finalizing a handful of tax and spending measures, but with little chance they'd have much to show for three months of work as Gov. Mark Dayton vowed to veto most of their major efforts.
In session's second-to-last day, a late meeting between Dayton, lawmakers produced no agreement.
Many make specific tweaks to existing state law or apply only to certain cities or counties — the kind of legislative action that rarely gets attention.
Gov. Mark Dayton is promising to veto a key tax bill that the Republican-controlled Senate passed narrowly Wednesday, ratcheting up tensions between the governor and the Legislature's GOP majorities.
Doctors would have had to offer patients a look.
Budget czar Myron Frans is poised to crunch numbers and jump in with the right idea during the legislative session's final days.
The bill approved by the Legislature requires doctors to ask women if they'd like to see an ultrasound before having an abortion.
The proposal is similar to one from the House but much smaller than one offered by the governor.
Lawmakers vote to relax regulations in effort to ease child care shortage.
The Legislature is behind its usual pace in getting bills turned into law.
Senate sponsor and advocates blame partisanship, but Senate leader says measure could still advance this year.
Mary Giuliani Stephens selected Rep. Jeff Backer, who represents the Morris area, as her lieutenant governor running mate.
With many schools preparing to lay off teachers and staff members —or close their doors altogether — Gov. Mark Dayton said the state should step in to help.
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