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?
Gophers fall below roster minimum, postpone Penn State game
It is "due to internal COVID-19 protocols within the Golden Gopher program."
Report: Vikings request interview with Rams' Raheem Morris
Morris was once the youngest head coach in the NFL at 33 years old.
Sheriff: Drunk driver crashed trying to 'beat the train'
The BNSF train slammed into the side of the driver's car.
Man run over after parking dispute leads to road rage crash
The two groups fought about parking prior to the crash.
Deadly crash shuts down small stretch of Chaska highway
At least two vehicles were involved in the wreck.
You can now order 4 free at-home COVID tests from the government
Tests will ship for free within 7-12 days, according to the White House.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, January 18
Minnesota has reached 11,000 COVID-19 deaths.
St. Paul students have list of demands for district amid COVID response
They've released a list of demands.
Vikings must continue building out receiving corps in 2022
Justin Jefferson headlines a young, promising group, but more depth is still needed
Minnesota city seeks to woo new residents with free land, other perks
The city is known as the goose capital of Minnesota.
Students evacuated, classes canceled at Holy Angels HS
Details are still coming in.
Jordan Greenway runs into Darcy Kuemper, sparks fight
Kuemper got knocked out of the game, leading to the brawl.
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.
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.
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.
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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