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.
Ex-South St. Paul coach dies by suicide 2 days before sentencing
Matthew McCollister was to be sentenced for fraud in federal court on Wednesday.
Minnesota 'glampground' named one of 10 best in U.S.
In Nevis, Minnesota, campers can stay in a refurbished 1905 train car.
Two men charged over terrifying armed robbery at Newport apartment
They shot the woman who lives in the apartment in the abdomen, and put a gun to a man's head.
Minneapolis 2-year-old identified in suspicious death case
The cause of death has not yet been revealed due to an ongoing investigation.
Victim of wrong-way driver crash ID'd as Hutchinson 19-year-old
Three women, ages 19, 20 and 20, were in the vehicle struck by a wrong-way driver early Sunday morning.
FOX 9's Mary McGuire, KSTP's Brett Hoffland expecting baby
The couple announced they're expecting this winter.
Eli Hart killing: Police investigating multiple crime scenes
An announcement Tuesday confirmed potential crime scenes in Mound and Minnetrista.
Twin Cities mental health workers gather for 1-day strike
More than 400 mental health workers are participating in the unionized strike on Tuesday.
HAZMAT team at Bloomington hotel following chemical spill in pool
The fire department said two hotel employees are being evaluated by paramedics.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities gets $6M of Mackenzie Scott donation
The donation is the largest the organization has ever seen from a single individual.
Minneapolis accused of backtracking on 24/7 bus lanes for Hennepin Ave.
The Minneapolis City Council is set to vote on Thursday.
Duluth brings back masking in city buildings amid COVID surge
Duluth, in one of the state's current COVID hotspots, has brought back a mask requirement in city buildings.
Proposal would have Minneapolis high schoolers take Metro Transit instead of school buses
School officials tell the Star Tribune putting high schoolers on Metro Transit buses rather than school buses isn't about saving money -- it's about giving students flexible transportation options so they can participate in actives before and after school or get a job.
Study: Foreclosures have cost Minneapolis public schools $150M
The study by Neighborhoods Organizing for Change says schools have lost $150 million in state funding after thousands of students -- about 4,000 in total -- were forced to leave Minneapolis as a result of their homes falling into foreclosure.
Private school bus plan has parents, union joining forces
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?
St. Paul school buses run late for 2nd day
School buses contracted by St. Paul Public Schools were delayed for the second day in a row, running 20 minutes late or more on several routes. The bus company ran into similar issues Tuesday leaving some routes missed altogether. The school bus company says drivers didn't have time to learn their routes because the contract with the school district was only awarded 30 days ago.
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.
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.
Voters shift toward 'no' on gay-marriage ban. Really?
A new poll reveals that public opinion has shifted in Minnesota, suggesting that state voters might not support a gay marriage ban. If voters rejected a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, it would be a first in the United States. Can the poll results be real?
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