Hard-pressed schools are turning to selling ad space not just on their Web sites but on their walls, floors, and lockers. It's not for everyone, though. Says Fargo's superintendent "We don't want our schools looking like a minor league ball diamond."
Charges: Man stole handgun from house, fired at motorcyclists from car
A chaotic scene that led to a police chase unfolded after an alleged burglary in Ham Lake.
BCA's Uniform Crime Report shows violent crime in MN spiked in 2021
The report details violent crime trends in the seven-county metro and Greater Minnesota.
Search for vulnerable man, 66, missing from Brooklyn Park
Alex Ramirez was last seen in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Utility firms blocked from passing on extra $60M in 2021 gas crisis costs to Minnesotans
But the companies will still be able to recoup $600 million.
St. Cloud Times writing staff hit by Gannett budget cuts
Mass layoffs were expected at Gannett-owned outlets across the country.
Pool company sued by AG for allegedly scamming homeowners out of $1M-plus
According to the lawsuit, 17 Minnesota homeowners were affected by this scam.
Walz prepared to 'immediately extradite' Mall of America shooting suspects
The men were arrested in Chicago.
Late cancellation of music festival leaves bad blood in Two Harbors
The cancellation announcement says the promoter walked away from the gig after being harassed by some local residents.
Fatal crash shuts down southbound I-35 north of Twin Cities
A massive backup has built in wake of the fatal crash.
Prolific speeder charged in crash that killed woman, 75, in Plymouth
The man has seven speeding tickets dating back to 2019.
Hunt for suspect who broke into apartment, fatally stabbed man
The homicide is the 57th to happen this year in the city.
Event center planned for 129-year-old Grain Belt building in Minneapolis
From beer tasting room to ballroom.
Minnesota band's anti-gay message catches Iowa public school off guard
A public school superintendent is apologizing after a school assembly turned into a musical anti-gay rant by a controversial Minnesota Christian rock band. Administrators booked the band, Junkyard Prophet, thinking they would talk about controversial lyrics in contemporary music. Instead, it turned into strict Christian screed about the dangers of homosexuality and abortion.
Bachmann brings evangelical message and style to Liberty University
Thousands of Christian students at the Virginia college had standing ovations and amens for the Republican hopeful. Bachmann quoted scripture and appealed to students to reject President Obama's policies, especially health-care reform.
Stillwater schools, government team up to save money
The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports Stillwater Area Schools are looking to share services and equipment with the city and Washington County as a way to be more efficient. Stillwater officials say you have to do things differently to give taxpayers the best value for their money.
Duluth school board wants interim superintendent to stay on
Bill Gronseth has been Duluth's interim School Superintendent for the past month. Now the School Board wants him to take over as the successor to I.V. Foster, who resigned after failing to gain a superintendent's license in Minnesota.
Minneapolis schools hires new associate superintendent
Minneapolis Public Schools is bringing in a Chicago schools administrator to be their new associate superintendent. The Star Tribune reports Stephen Flisk will replace former associate superintendent Erin Glynn.
Brooklyn Center schools save money with free health clinics
The free clinics for district employees opened two years ago in the north metro district. Staff members and their families can use the clinics for anything from a routine checkup to simple surgical procedures. The clinics allowed the district to turn a potential seven percent increase in premiums into a three percent increase, the Star Tribune reports. Other school districts are following suit.
Check your child's school attendance and grades? There's an app for that
Some schools in the Twin Cities are now using the 'Infinite Campus' program, which allows parents to check things like attendance, grades and even lunch money from their smartphone. The app is free to use.
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