A new proposal in the St. Paul School District tries to rebalance schools by focusing on grades, family income and language, rather than race. The system would reserve seats in better-off schools for students who are drifting behind their peers. Leaders say the plan would greatly simplify a system that right now baffles parents, but they also acknowledge it would have limited reach.
Firefighters respond to smoke-filled cabin to find man asleep inside
A wood stove was determined to be the cause of the smoke.
MSP snowplow drivers reach contract agreement after threatening strike
Teamsters Local 320 reached an agreement with the Metropolitan Airports Commission Saturday.
What you should know about the Vikings' head coach candidates
Seven candidates were revealed on Saturday morning.
COVID testing site in Minneapolis to move temporarily as Boat Show moves in
The testing site will be moved to U.S. Bank Stadium.
Man dies after being 'punched in the head' during altercation in Duluth
A 46-year-old man is in custody and facing 1st-degree manslaughter charges.
Deion Sanders says Zimmer, Spielman hadn't spoken 'in months'
Sanders' comments revealed some of the Vikings' issues last season.
Brooklyn Park man pleads guilty in 2020 fatal drive-by shooting
Devon Manley will be sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 30 years.
Man gets 10 years for fatal pawn shop fire during Minneapolis riots
The incident, which took place during riots in May 2020, resulted in one man's death.
Election officials dismiss conservative group's complaint against Rep. Ilhan Omar
The group alleged that she used campaign funds on her future husband's consulting firm.
Reports: 6 names surface in Vikings' search for new head coach
Six names have surfaced Saturday in the Minnesota Vikings' hunt for a new head coach.
Dayton intends to veto school payback plan
Governor Mark Dayton calls the plan to use reserves to partially pack back an IOU to Minnesota schools 'financially irresponsible'. The Republican proposal would draw down the state's reserve fund more than $400 million, which would pay only a fraction of the total amount the state kept back from schools in order to balance the budget and end a government shutdown last year.
St. Paul teachers read banned books aloud in Arizona protest
Teachers at St. Paul Central High School were taking turns Thursday reading banned books in the school lobby. They're protesting a book ban in Tucson and a bill in the Arizona Legislature that would ban some books in public schools and universities.
Minnesota schools look better under new state accountability system
The full impact of Minnesota's new accountability system came into view this week with the announcement of the final group of schools facing new labels and corrective actions. The state now uses its own system after it won a waiver from the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind law. Using the new definitions makes the overall picture seem rosier: 213 schools are now labeled underperforming in some way, compared to more than 1,000 under No Child Left Behind.
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