St. Paul is looking to give its struggling schools a boost. Instead of distributing money to the schools based on enrollment numbers, Minnesota's second-largest district is factoring in demographics and performance of students.
Probe of Golden Valley police uncovers racism, alleged misconduct
One officer was terminated for alleged racist comments and violations of state law.
Blowing snow Friday in Minnesota; will it snow next week?
Winds could gust up to 50 mph Friday afternoon and night.
To combat CWD, late-season deer hunting announced for 9 areas of MN
The special hunts will be held between Dec. 16 and 18.
COVID levels rising in wastewater; BQ.1 now dominant
BQ.1 is the new dominant subvariant in Twin Cities wastewater.
Keith Ellison, other AGs settle with CarMax over recall disclosures
As part of the settlement, CarMax now must disclosure open recalls online and on the lot.
Man kidnaps 2-year-old daughter in St. Paul, crashes after pursuit in Minneapolis
The incident involved both police departments in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
What were the best performing Twin Cities radio stations in Oct-Nov. 2022?
The latest Nielsen ratings are in.
Boys aged 15, 16 arrested after shooting of teen in Woodbury
The victim suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.
Police: Woman found dead with 'traumatic injuries' inside Moorhead home
Police are investigating the incident as a homicide.
St. Paul's East Side Bar closes after two-and-a-half years in business
The bar opened just as the COVID-19 pandemic closed bars and restaurants.
Police: Man and woman found dead inside Rochester home
An investigation is ongoing as of Friday morning.
Fire destroys shop, kills four dogs in Perham Township
A passerby spotted the blaze.
Ecolab donates $190,000 to St. Paul Public Schools
The money was given through the company's Visions for Learning and will be distributed to more than 100 classrooms throughout the district to pay for items like chemistry lab kits and microscopes.
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.
St. Paul schools chief seeks levy increase
St. Paul schools Superintendent Valeria Silva wants to ask voters for extra money in November. She proposes renewing an existing schools levy -- and raising it. A current levy has brought in about $30 million a year since 2006. The proposed raise would amount to an extra $65 a year on a $149,000 home, the median value in the district this year.
St. Paul high school cafeteria to get credit union
As an unusual offshoot of the school's business program, St. Paul Federal Credit Union will open a branch in the Como High School cafeteria. Students will act as tellers and customers. The branch will give teens a taste of working in finance and insights into managing their money, the Pioneer Press reports.
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.
Carlson School gets funds to study what makes consumers go green
When it comes to sustainability, most research is aimed at developing new technology. The U of M's Carlson School will focus instead on how and why consumers use that green technology.
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