The superintendent says the latest statement is both an acknowledgement that bullying could have been a factor in the rash of student suicides and an apology for an earlier message, which indicated there was no evidence that harassment contributed to the tragedies.
Police: Teen with machete damages shelves at Eden Prairie grocery store
Police arrested the 18-year-old at Jerry's Foods.
Ringo Starr's late cancellation of MN show was because he has COVID-19
The Beatles drummer was due to perform in Minnesota Sunday.
Fire destroys cafe, two other business properties in downtown Fairfax
A former pizza joint was also destroyed, while two other properties were damaged.
Woman dies from injuries in crash that killed her husband, another man
The couple in their 80s died in the collision near Lake Lillian.
2 Park Nicollet employees convicted of embezzling $500,000
The pair worked at a CPAP clinic in St. Louis Park.
No Jingle Ball this year? Twin Cities left off iHeartRadio holiday tour
The annual touring event usually visits the Xcel Energy Center.
Target gives first look at some of its Deal Days discounts
The Minneapolis retailer is holding its Deal Days event earlier than ever, in an attempt to drive sales after a turbulent year.
Man dies after crashing truck into western Wisconsin lake
The victim was unable to make it to shore despite being able to get out of his truck.
Sheriff: Man who didn't return to campsite died in ATV crash
It happened at the Foothills State Forest and Spider Lake ATV Recreation Area
Chinese billionaire settles lawsuit over alleged rape in Minneapolis
The tech billionaire was accused of sexually assaulting a University of Minnesota student in 2018.
Frontline worker payments: Over a million Minnesotans to get $487.45
Gov. Tim Walz says the payments will start going out on Wednesday.
Ed Sheeran to bring North America stadium tour to Minneapolis
It's the second show announced for the Vikings stadium in 2023.
Anoka-Hennepin school board ends policy blamed for bullying
The school board voted Monday night to replace a controversial policy with a new one that they say will foster a safer and more tolerant environment for students. Critics say the district's old "neutrality" policy, which restricted teachers from addressing issues such as sexuality, left students at the mercy of bullies.
Anoka-Hennepin teachers union backs new policy on sexual orientation
The Associated Press reports Education Minnesota overwhelmingly supports the district's new policy, which would replace the district's controversial "neutrality" rule. And the school district responds to an article in Rolling Stone magazine about the rash of suicides among gay students in the schools.
Anoka-Hennepin votes to settle bullying lawsuits; lone dissenter resigns in protest
The district agreed to pay $270,000, which will be divided among the six current and former students who brought the lawsuits, hire new staff and adopt a system to watch for and report bullying. Supporters who attended the board meeting Monday night called the decision "historic." But former Republican State Rep. Kathy Tingelstad, the lone "no" vote, stepped down from the board in protest. The Pioneer Press has details ...
Anoka-Hennepin school board tries again on sexual orientation policy
District leaders are meeting Monday night to discuss a new policy on how staff members should treat a sensitive issue. The district's current policy requires that all staffers remain neutral on subjects of sexual orientation. Critics say that rule leaves students open to bullies and sexual harassment. But a second proposal didn't fare much better after it drew fire from both sides in the debate.
Anoka-Hennepin schools slam Rolling Stone article as "distorted portrayal"
An article in Rolling Stone magazine suggests the Anoka-Hennepin school district contributed to the suicides of gay teenagers by fostering an anti-gay climate. Now the district is hitting back by criticizing the article and defending its work toward ending bullying and harassment.
Feds say Anoka-Hennepin now a national model for preventing bullying
The Anoka-Hennepin school district's new anti-bullying plan grew out of lawsuits that claimed schools were not doing enough on that front. Now the Justice Department says schools around the country should emulate the district.
Anoka-Hennepin School District reaches tentative deal over students' bullying lawsuits
The district has reportedly reached a settlement deal with federal officials and will meet Monday night to vote on the agreement.
Anoka-Hennepin teacher, anti-bullying advocate running for state Senate
A gay teacher in the Anoka-Hennepin School District and an outspoken critic of the district's controversial policy on sexual orientation announced Wednesday that he's running for the Minnesota Senate against Republican incumbent Michelle Benson. Jefferson Fietek says his community is struggling with poverty, suicide and bullying but that elected officials are ignoring it.
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