Robbinsdale School District officials say they can save $2 million a year by privatizing student busing. Many parents oppose the plan saying the service might be cheaper, but at what cost?
Commuter alert: Parking in Minneapolis just got cheaper!
FlexPass offers flexible parking downtown at Ramp A
Omicron subvariants BA.4.6, BA.2.75.2 drawing attention in MN
Health officials in Minnesota are paying special attention to BA.4.6.
Texas company buys Roseville's Har Mar Mall for $50 million
The mall is home to a Cub Foods and a Burlington, among other stores.
Nightmare traffic near Ren Fest causes headache for businesses
The festival runs through Oct. 2.
Increased state police presence in Twin Cities to stay till year's end
Topics included HEAT patrols, violent crime, fentanyl and street racing.
Vegan East sign goes up at former QC Pizza spot in Minneapolis
Vegan baked goods appear to be on the horizon in the Southside.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Tuesday, Sept. 20
The amount of COVID detected in wastewater jumped, as did hospitalizations.
Police: Armed trio broke into Brooklyn Park apartment
The trio asked a resident if a family member was home.
Marx Fusion Bistro closes after 20 years in downtown Stillwater
One of the most popular dining spots in Stillwater has ended its run.
Rochester mayor 'beyond angry' over school swatting calls across MN
The calls affected 16 school districts in Minnesota on Wednesday.
Parents, drivers fight move to privatize bus service in Robbinsdale School District
The union local says research shows privatized busing leads to lower service and accountability problems, but district leaders say it would save the schools $2 million in the first year.
Police standards panel blocks Foley's plans to hire private security police force
The Peace Officers Standards Training Board rejected the city of Foley's plan to hire private security guards to replace county sheriffs deputies. Foley's attempts to switch to private security would make it the first city in the state to ditch public law enforcement services. The city says it's a cost-saving move.
Bus driver advises middle school student to pick up gun on street
Robbinsdale school officials are investigating a gun found on a roadway that was handled by a seventh grade student. Around 8 a.m. Thursday, a school bus driver for the Robbinsdale School District noticed something on the side of the road and asked a middle school student to get off the bus and see what it was.
Phone error panics hundreds of Nevis parents
Hundreds of parents in Nevis got a scare when the school district sent an erroneous message that their kids weren’t in class. More than 500 parents got the call from the district reporting the unexcused absences. The call was meant for parents of only two students. Officials say a glitch in the phone notification system caused the error.
Police agency denies block of Foley's private security police force
The executive director of the police standards board charged with blocking an effort to hire private security to replace county sheriffs deputies says the claims are "fiction." A Foley city official confirms that the agency contacted the proposed security outfit but did not take action.
Dayton appoints task force to prevent bullying in Minnesota schools
The governor says all students and parents should have the confidence that their schools are 'free of harm.' The task force will be made up of 15 members who will study current best practices and policies to prevent and punish bullying.
Foley puts plan to hire private security officers on hold
Last month, the central Minnesota city dropped their contract with the Benton County sheriff's office in order to save money. But Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson raised concern about possible legal ramifications of relying on private security.
Minneapolis schools to shift toward public transit
Over the next two years, Minneapolis Public Schools will move 4,900 high school students off yellow school buses and give them metro bus passes. The district sites flexibility for students as a main consideration. But, some parents worry about safety on public transportation.
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