It wasn't long ago that dwindling enrollment forced painful school closings in Minneapolis. Now a couple of those buildings will likely reopen to help make room for 2,000 additional students over the next four years.
Investigation after inmate found dead in cell at Stillwater prison
Drug paraphernalia was found by officers inside the cell.
Focus is on family fitness at this year’s Twin Cities Marathon
Don’t miss out on the running, racing and all the fun things to do for the whole family
DNR addresses State Fair controversy: Is it the 'fish' or 'fishes' pond?
Grammar lesson on a stick.
Family's tributes to mother killed by partner in St. Paul murder-suicide
The 30-year-old was killed by her partner, who then killed himself.
Eagan man killed after crashing into traffic signal
The 30-year-old crashed into a traffic light early Wednesday morning.
Digital, streaming employees at WCCO-TV vote to unionize
The 15 employees will join on-air talent and producers as members of the SAG-AFTRA union.
Police arrest man suspected of sexual assault, weapons threat in Eagan
The investigation prompted a SWAT response in an Eagan neighborhood on Tuesday.
Twin Cities 'psychic' pleads guilty to scamming pair out of $130K
She operated a psychic reading shop in Hopkins.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Tuesday, August 16
The latest reporting period averaged just under 1,300 new cases per day.
Man arrested after woman shot three times inside Frogtown home
The suspect fled the scene.
MBA enrollment up at U, down nationwide
The Star Tribune reports full-time applications at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management grew by almost 20 percent after falling in 2010. However, MBA enrollment at the University of St. Thomas was still down nearly 20 percent in the fall of last year. Nationally, the Washington Post reports two-thirds of U.S. programs have seen declines.
Enrollment at Minnesota charter schools quadruples in past decade
A new report from the St. Paul-based Center for School Change found enrollment in Minnesota charter schools has grown to just under 40,000 students. Meanwhile, enrollment at traditional public schools fell five percent in the same time period. Minnesota's first charter school opened 20 years ago in St. Paul.
School districts finding creative ways to attract families
School districts in Minnesota are feeling the pressure to compete for students and state money. Declining birth rates and open enrollment are pushing some schools to start recruiting babies and toddlers.
Wal-Mart says it's not giving up on plan to build store in Chanhassen
The city's Planning Commission voted 7-0 to reject the retailer's proposal after hundreds of people showed up to speak out against the plan. Commissioners say the store hasn't addressed concerns about traffic, parking and a nearby wetland. The company says it will address those issues before the City Council votes later this month.
Izzy's Ice Cream plans to build factory in Minneapolis
Finance & Commerce reports Izzy's Ice Cream is looking to build a new factory and business headquarters in Minneapolis. The lot is just across from Gold Medal Park.
One-third of school districts plan to ask voters for operating levies
That's the most in 10 years. The AP says districts are becoming more dependent on local taxpayers as inflation outpaces state funding.
Enrollment at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities down, but more are minorities
Enrollment for the entire MnSCU system is down about 3,000 from last year. However, it's also record year for the number of racial minorities enrolled in classes.
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