A World War II veteran who missed graduation at his Minneapolis high school 69 years ago will finally cross the commencement stage on Saturday. The 88-year-old joined the Marines in 1943 and was called off two days before his Roosevelt High School graduation ceremony.
Campsites closed at Voyageurs National Park due to 'historic' water levels
All backcountry trails and campsites are closed, as well as many frontcountry sites.
Lawmakers reach agreement on tax cuts ahead of session's end
Lawmakers announced they had reached a deal on a tax bill Saturday ahead of the looming session deadline.
Victims of daytime drive-by shooting in Robbinsdale identified
The two men died after a hail of bullets struck a vehicle.
Source of 'loud explosion' in Brooklyn Park a mystery
The noise was investigated by police, but no source could be determined.
COVID: All Americans over 50 advised to get a second booster
Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise again as new COVID variants emerge.
2 Minnesotans inducted into White Castle's Hall of Fame
White Castle — it's what a man in Minneapolis and another in Woodbury, crave.
Video shows officers ended pursuit before fatal crash in Anoka
The crash occurred when the driver fled police during an attempted traffic stop in Coon Rapids.
6-year-old Eli Hart identified as boy found dead in car trunk
The kindergartner's father was trying to get full custody of his son.
Boy found dead in trunk of car in Mound was kindergartner
"It is horrifying and difficult to process a tragedy of this magnitude, especially in our close-knit community," the superintendent wrote.
Man found yelling for help after being shot in Minneapolis
The shooting occurred on the 800 block of Elwood Avenue North at around 9:15 p.m.
Minneapolis North principal says she was fired, district says otherwise
“MPS requires schools to follow protocols in times like that and I did not,” Friestleben said.
WWII veteran, Twin Cities business owner finally receives H.S. diploma
After 70 years, a World War II veteran from Fargo, N.D., can call finally call himself a high school graduate. Teddy Wong, who was drafted into the Army during his junior year of high school, was given an honorary diploma Saturday in Fargo. Wong is the owner of the longest family-owned business in Roseville.
47 years later, Minnesota Vietnam veteran buried with honors at Fort Snelling
After a long wait, the remains of Navy Lieutenant William Swanson are home in Minnesota. Swanson's plane was shot down in 1965 and until recently he was listed as missing in action. But his remains were finally identified near a village in Laos and Monday family members saw Swanson buried with full military honors. Flags will fly at half-staff Tuesday in his honor.
School starting? For some it just ended
More than 100 new St. Paul high school graduates received their diplomas in a weekend ceremony. For many who spent the summer earning the last few credits they needed, crossing the stage at their commencement was a thrill. And for some it'll be followed by the first day of college on Monday.
St. Mary's student graduates despite cancer battle
Classes can overwhelm many college students, but Michael Mockler juggled his courses with chemotherapy as he battled brain cancer. The student at Saint Mary's University in Winona is set to graduate today.
Minnesota 'above average' on college graduation
Twenty-two years ago, then Gov. Rudy Perpich caught heaps of flack for referring to Minnesota as the "Brainpower State." He may have been onto something. New Census data shows that Minnesota ranks fourth in college completion rates among adults 25-54 with 49.8 of folks in that bracket having completed college. Our neighbors to the northwest, North Dakota came in a slot ahead of us at #3 with 50.8 percent of their adult population donning college graduation caps.
Many Minn. students fail math grad exam – but still graduate
Thousands of freshly minted Minnesota high school graduates wouldn't have gotten a diploma this year without a waiver from the state because they repeatedly failed Minnesota's math requirement. In some districts, as many as one-third of seniors wouldn't have graduated because they didn't pass the mathematics graduation test.
Coronavirus: MN confirms ban on large-scale graduation ceremonies
It wants schools to offer virtual ceremonies, or parade-style options.
Person with COVID-19 involved with MN graduation ceremony
A health official said the ceremony was conducted against health guidance.
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