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The new name of the school will be Two Rivers after a citywide survey offered more than 200 possible choices.
A 21-year old man was killed; the driver remained at the scene.
Like much of the state, the Twin Cities has seen much less rain than normal this month.
It's for the 2021-2022 school year.
Their final high school years came a pandemic and a racial reckoning.
Fifteen schools will go to distance learning from Tuesday to Thursday.
Vanessa Jensen, 19, was one of two people struck by stray bullets while watching illegal street racing in Minneapolis on Saturday. The other victim has not been identified.
A student's curiosity about why Anthony Middle School didn't have its own anthem launched a project that would carry a Minneapolis band teacher and her students through an especially challenging year.
The Baltimore man who was killed after he got out of his car on Hwy. 169 in Bloomington early Saturday has been identified as Mapach…
A 20-year-old St. Paul woman was arrested Sunday in connection with a fatal hit-and-run in Minneapolis on Friday.Police responded to report of a crash in…
Academics collided with life challenges, but there were some triumphs — and many see more hope ahead.
Minneapolis police are bringing in outside help as they try to temper weekend violence that killed a least four people, including a college senior who was out celebrating graduation.
A petition asks the district to include students missing more credits than usual.
But Mpls. board did not include funding from the American Rescue Plan.
The results of the lotteries show progress toward one of the main goals of the district's redesign.
Group wants police reform, more serious charges against officer.
A 9-year-old boy was uninjured on Saturday after climbing onto a conveyor belt used for baggage at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.The boy, left a…
The school district said in a statement that it is aware of the Facebook post, is evaluating it "and will take whatever action is necessary and appropriate to address the situation."
A school resource officer apprehended the student. The boy took the gun from his home and took it to school, his father said. The school was on lockdown until about noon.
Several spray-painted messages were found on the building Sunday morning.
In some districts, armed officers have been replaced by "support liaisons" who hope to put a new face on safety
The Rev. William "Bill" E. Green Sr. spent his life encouraging others, determined to help people understand the opportunities available to them, regardless of the…
In Brookyn Center meanwhile, Mayor Mike Elliott declared a citywide curfew starting at 11 p.m. Sunday and extending until 6 a.m. Monday.
The State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash Sunday night on westbound Interstate 94 in the Lowry Hill tunnel in Minneapolis.A video posted to…
Mpls. high school seniors will graduate in person, but with COVID-19 safety compromises.
Those living in the apartments near the scene of the Brooklyn Center protests have found bright green marking rounds and gas canisters on their balconies after sleepless nights.
The fatal shooting of Daunte Wright, 20, during a Brooklyn Center traffic stop Sunday led to protests and looting that spilled over to Minneapolis. National Guard troops arrived just before midnight as several businesses around a Walmart were completely destroyed, including Foot Locker, T-Mobile and a men's clothing store.
Minneapolis reopened its high schools Monday after more than a year of distance learning for secondary students.
The effort aims to help students who attended ITT Technical Institute.
The events aim to help students make future plans at an uncertain time.
NWS has issued a red flag warning.
Both districts will offer in-person learning four days a week.
Standardized tests are back after one-year hiatus, but schools face challenges administering them.
NWS says it won't be sticking around.
The Hope Youth Center wants to continue as a community center.
The march came one day before jury selection is set to begin in the trial of former officer Derek Chauvin, who is accused of killing George Floyd last May.
Twenty-two train cars derailed on Sunday, leaving the cars strewn along the tracks in a wooded area of Plymouth.According to the city's public safety department,…
Their work has taken on more urgency amid controversial redesign that will reshuffle the racial demographics at city's schools.
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Minneapolis police are investigating the death of a man found on Sunday night.Just before 8:30 p.m., officers responded to the 2400 block of Golden Valley…
A pedestrian was struck and killed in St. Paul's Payne-Phalen neighborhood on Sunday night, police said.The incident happened around 9 p.m. near the intersection of…
Authorities canceled an Amber Alert Sunday night after a toddler in a vehicle stolen in Minneapolis was found safe.Minneapolis police were looking for a beige…
Families will still have a distance learning option.
It's the city's eighth homicide so far this year.
The ice sculpture has returned, this time with a new home.A well-trodden trail through the snow in the front yard of a residence on St.…
Joseph "Jay" James Westwater Jr. was always eager to learn something new and had a knack for navigating chaotic situations.It's that quality that pushed him…
Pre-K and kindergarten students braved the cold Monday morning for their first day of in-person learning. First-through fifth-graders return later this month.
Students will find several changes meant to reduce COVID-19 risks.
Dozens of Minnesota school districts, some fielding hundreds of requests for staff accommodations, returned to in-person learning for elementary students on Monday.
More than 2,900 Minneapolis Public Schools staff were called back to work in person, starting Monday. On Saturday, a court said the district must honor work-from-home accommodations in place or in process.
The union says the district has refused to negotiate during the pandemic.
Social studies educators are balancing lesson plans with discussions about history-making news in real-time.
Many elementary schools around the state brought the youngest elementary students back Tuesday, with more to follow in the coming weeks.
Union leaders are calling for additional COVID safety precautions.
The online tours continue through the end of the month.
The decrease in enrollment could mean less funding for the programs.
Two people were shot Sunday night near the George Floyd memorial site in south Minneapolis, police said.Minneapolis police received a report of a shooting near…
Administrators directed teachers to stop lessons on "Of Mice and Men" and "Montana 1948."
Some icy patches remained on the roads Thursday. With subzero temperatures and windchills of as low as -25 degrees, the cold can make road treatments less effective.
This week, a volunteer 'baking brigade' made cookies to give each family.
Remote learning presents extraordinary challenges for special education students
A licensed clinical professional helps the district assess and support students using drugs or alcohol.
Move comes as state suspends liquor license of East Grand Forks bar offering sit-down service
The NWS advised motorists to slow down.
The driver, 19, was found dead in the vehicle.
A quiet leader, he dedicated his life to public service, both in his native Laos and in the United States.
West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan board voted Monday after months of consideration.
The district faces challenges from pandemic expenses and declining enrollment.
The man was incarcerated at the state correctional facility in Rush City.
It was the city's 79th homicide so far this year.
2025 graduates will need course credits exploring cultural identity, history.
The applications are used to determine some state and federal funding for schools.
Critics reject timing of Mpls. redistricting plan as too much stress at once.
District announces that if weather is bad, it'll be a distance learning day.
St. Paul police are looking for the driver and a passenger of a vehicle that fled and struck two officers on Sunday. Around 5:30 p.m.,…