A wide gap in suspensions from last year has the St. Paul school board calling for stricter goals for administrators. Black students make up one-third of district enrollment, while white students comprise one-quarter of the student body.
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.
U of M program aims to improve graduation rates of black men
Ten incoming freshmen this fall at the University of Minnesota will become the first to take part in a program geared toward improving retention and graduation rates for black men on campus. The university has some of the highest gaps in graduation rates between black and white students of any flagship university in the country.
Black helicopters flying low over St. Paul
Conspiracy theorists: rest easy. Those black helicopters can be explained. U.S. Special Operations Command has been in St. Paul for "routine urban-environment training," portions of which include St. Paul police, a spokesman says. Black Hawks and smaller Hughes 500s might be visible to some residents between 7 p.m. and midnight until Sept. 1. Exact times and locations are not being disclosed.
St. Paul teacher on leave after accusations of racism
WCCO reports parents of some black students say their children have suffered racial discrimination and prejudice from a teacher at Heights Community School. An attorney for the families said the teacher has called the students "fat, black and stupid" and said things such as "You only have one parent."
St. Paul student, 16, admits to school lunchroom pipe attack
A 16-year-old St. Paul boy has admitted to striking a fellow student with a metal pipe at Johnson High School last month. Joshua Yang pleaded guilty Friday in Ramsey County Court to second-degree assault for striking an 18-year-old student at the school's cafeteria May 21.
Black drivers are stopped at a higher rate in St. Paul than white drivers
27 percent of all drivers stopped were black.
School bus company leaves St. Paul students waiting on first day
A school bus company contracted by the St. Paul Public Schools left students waiting after buses failed to show up on about 10 routes and caused delays on a dozen others. The first day of school got off to a rough start with reports of three school bus crashes.
You Can Get BMTN Special Offers!