WCCO reports Maplewood Middle School now has 30 students on 'bully patrol.' Under the program, bullying is addressed not only by teachers but students. Three other schools in the district are also using the anti-bullying program.
Girl arrested for allegedly shooting her mother in northern MN
The incident occurred in Morcom Township Sunday afternoon.
Video: Voyageurs camera captures remarkable footage of wildlife trail
There were wolves, moose, bears, lynx, a fisher, marten and other animals.
Minnesota taking another dip in Old Man Winter's cold tub this week
The worst of it will be Wednesday through Friday.
Town Hall Brewery in Minneapolis closes temporarily
The owner cites the omicron variant and impending vaccine/testing requirements in Minneapolis.
2 shootings in Brooklyn Park minutes apart; 1 injured
One person was almost hit, while a second person suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Police: Suspect arrested in Willmar after firing gun at officer
The incident led to a manhunt that lasted into early Sunday morning.
Vikings lead off general manager interviews with Monti Ossenfort
Several candidates will interview for the job this week.
Firefighters respond to smoke-filled cabin to find man asleep inside
A wood stove was determined to be the cause of the smoke.
MSP snowplow drivers reach contract agreement after threatening strike
Teamsters Local 320 reached an agreement with the Metropolitan Airports Commission Saturday.
What you should know about the Vikings' head coach candidates
Seven candidates were revealed on Saturday morning.
Progress, lingering concerns in Anoka-Hennepin school bullying approach
Students, teachers and staff at Anoka-Hennepin say a new anti-bullying policy appears to be making strides. The school district is scrutinized and facing lawsuits after a series of student suicides--some of which are tied to bullying. The Star Tribune reports there are fewer incidents so far this year. But some teachers especially remain concerned about the district’s neutral stance on discussion sexual orientation.
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 district bullying lawsuit could be settled next week
An agenda for the school board's work session Monday night includes time to address a "consent decree" following a closed session with the district's attorney. Six former and current students claim the district failed to address their complaints of being bullied because of their sexual orientation.
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.
School changes policy after Maple Grove students burned
KARE-11 says the Osseo School District has changed their science experiment policy a day after a chemical explosion during a class demonstration left four Maple Grove Middle School students with severe burns.
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.
Teachers criticize Anoka-Hennepin district over anti-bullying panel -- with no teachers on it
The district's task force also has no students or school counselors. Instead, the Pioneer Press reports, the group has a prevention specialist, three public relations experts and a lawyer. The district has come under fire after a rash of student suicides that some blame on bullying. Critics say the district's policies do nothing to protect students from harassment.
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