In a typical, unassuming classroom at Rosemount High School in the suburbs of Minneapolis, U.S. history teacher Josh Hoekstra had a novel idea about engaging his students in what has become high school seniors' worst subject: history. He made a March Madness-style tournament out of it, writes William Bennett, a former U.S. secretary of education and CNN contributor.
Twin Cities liquor store worker offers shoes off her feet to unhoused man
The man asked for boxes to use as makeshift shoes before the woman offered hers.
St. Paul PD releases footage showing fatal police shooting of Howard Johnson
The 24-year-old died after being shot by a St. Paul officer Monday night.
Minnesota's COVID update for the week ending Tuesday, Dec. 6
Minnesota's weekly COVID data has been released.
Want to buy a hotel? Minneapolis' biggest is going up for auction
The building is in foreclosure.
22 dogs taken in by Animal Humane Society from shuttered breeder
The dogs were taken in after a report stated there were too many on a single property.
Latest on the 2 snowstorms set to impact Minnesota
The first arrives Thursday night into Friday before a bigger system comes next week.
Police: Person hospitalized after alleged suicide attempt in jail
The incident happened Wednesday morning.
Cop who pepper-sprayed downtown protesters received $150K payout
Samantha Belcourt said she "feared for her life."
Animales Barbeque Co. looks to open brick-and-mortar location
The popular food truck has partnered with the owner of Billy Sushi.
Here are some 2022 holiday shipping deadlines to keep in mind
Most deadlines are a few days before Christmas Eve.
Rosemount HS students pucker up during pep rally prank
Parents of Rosemount High students locked lips during a blindfolded prank caught on YouTube, likely scarring their children for life.
Rosemount man hopes his "HIRE ME" billboard makes an impression
Bennett Olson felt an electronic billboard was the most cost-effective way to promote his face, name and website to future employers. Olson paid $300 to be among a rotation of ads for 24 hours along Interstate 35W near downtown Minneapolis. He told the Rosemount TownPages he would like to have a job using technology.
Minnesota high school to offer students college degrees
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was at Irondale High School for a town hall meeting Friday afternoon with Sen. Amy Kolbuchar and Gov. Mark Dayton. This fall, the New Brighton school will be the first-in-the-state to offer freshmen and sophomores advance courses that can earn them a two-year college degree.
You're hired! Billboard pays off for unemployed Rosemount man
Bennett Olson says he has taken a sales and marketing associate position at Laser Design & GKS Services in Bloomington. The 22-year-old paid $300 last month to advertise his online resume on the electronic billboard along 35W near downtown Minneapolis.
Edina High's Jackie Roehl is Minnesota Teacher of the Year
Colleagues joke that talking to Jackie Roehl is like boarding a moving train: she won't slow down so you have to move at her speed. Her energy and enthusiasm helped Roehl win Minnesota's Teacher of the Year award. Roehl teaches tenth grade English at Edina High School.
Anoka-Hennepin teachers save thousands of dollars by creating custom, online textbook
The district was due to replace its high school math textbooks this year when some teachers stepped forward with a better idea. They proposed developing their own online textbook.
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