School districts in Minnesota are feeling the pressure to compete for students and state money. Declining birth rates and open enrollment are pushing some schools to start recruiting babies and toddlers.
North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem dead at 68
His office announced he had passed away 'unexpectedly' Friday.
Zuccarello helps Wild spoil Lundqvist's retirement party
After Henrik Lundqvist's jersey was hung to the rafters, Zuccarello led a 3-2 win.
David Arquette gives shoutout to MN's F1rst Wrestling on James Corden show
The Hollywood actor wrestled at at a F1rst Wrestling show at First Avenue in early 2019.
6 charged in Black Friday mass thefts at Twin Cities Best Buys
The group stole from three Best Buy stores that afternoon, the charges say.
Thieves steal large bell from rural MN church, don't get far with it
The bell was found in a ditch with tow ropes around it.
COVID: More help coming to Minnesota hospitals, Walz says
More than 200 medical professionals are coming to help at short-staffed hospitals.
Suspect arrested after falling asleep in vehicle at rest stop
The man was sleeping in a stolen vehicle in the parking lot of an I-94 rest area.
Charges: Edina man threatened to shoot up Domino's Pizza
He claimed a delivery driver had flipped him off, the charges say.
Carvana seeking to build vehicle vending machine in Twin Cities
The online car dealership submitted a letter of intent to buy land in the metro to build a fulfillment center.
Coller: New Vikings GM Adofo-Mensah needs to be ruthless
Kwesi Adofo-Mensah needs to make some big, difficult decisions, writes Matthew Coller.
Report: Vikings to interview Giants' Patrick Graham for head coach
Graham coached with the Patriots under Bill Belichick for six years.
Minneapolis school district plans to reopen buildings as enrollment goes back up
It wasn't long ago that dwindling enrollment forced painful school closings in Minneapolis. Now a couple of those buildings will likely reopen to help make room for 2,000 additional students over the next four years.
Districts struggle with state approval for shorter school weeks
Minnesota school officials considering the change to a four-day school week are having trouble getting approval from the state. Sleepy Eye's request was recently denied by the state's education chief, who cited the impact on students who receive free and reduced lunches. Many districts also say the application process for a shorter school week is extraordinarily complex.
Red Wing School District settles racially charged 'Wangsta Day' lawsuit
A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by a black student against the Red Wing School District over an unsanctioned school ritual known as "Wangsta Day." The student, Quera Pruitt, claimed in the suit filed last August that about 70 Red Wing High School students engaged in an exercise of bigotry and bullying during homecoming week by wearing baggy pants and do-rags, and flashing gang signs. The settlement is pending court approval.
Capella U works to turn around flagging grades
Once among the hottest startups in town, the online university today is struggling with declining enrollment and new competition. The company's chief exec tells the Star Tribune the school has a new strategy, which includes changes in how it recruits, retains and supports students.
School district nixes Oakdale teen's hopes for porn star prom date
18-year-old Mike Stone gained notoriety for tweeting hundreds of prom invitations to porn stars. A couple of his prospective dates said they were interested if he could pay their airfare. But the school superintendent has now made it clear the women would not be welcome at the prom.
Voters approve many school district's existing levies but turn down new requests
MPR reports voters across Minnesota approved about 7 out of 10 school referenda. Voters approved renewals almost unanimously, but districts didn't fare quite as well with requests for new money.
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