Minneapolis Public Schools say they’re seeing progress with new school discipline standards. This fall, Superintendent Bernadia Johnson put an end to non-violent suspensions of students in Pre-Kindergarten through first grade.
Starting Friday, several Minneapolis police officers will start wearing body cameras to record their interactions with the public.
A Minneapolis father is calling for change after his daughter was attacked while waiting for a Metro Transit bus. T.J. Richardson says his 14-year-old daughter had just left an after-school activity and was on the bus stop near 43rd Avenue and Penn Avenue when she was attacked.
More than 20,000 fans all taping to help promote recovery for the 1.3 million Americans living with a spinal cord injury.
Many who have studied American Indian culture say the term “redskin” is not only racist, but it is specifically tied to eliminating Indians from the land and exterminating them like animals.
A steady flow of people filed into Hennepin County’s election office Wednesday and waited their turn to cast their ballot in the 2014 November general election. Deputy Secretary of State Beth Frazier says the use of absentee ballots is up 65 percent this year compared to the 2010 election. “The pace is higher, is faster than it was in 2010,” Frazier said. “More people are voting absentee than they did in the last non-presidential election.”
The logo and mascot for Washington’s NFL team has been at the center of protests in the past. David Glass of the National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media is one of the offended sees the name “Redskins” as discriminatory and harmful. “We’re not mascots and its time for the ‘R’ word to go,” Glass said.
Minnesota is one of the worst states for sex-trafficking of women and underage girls in the country.
The rescuers who pulled five children from a car that crashed into a St. Louis Park retention pond were honored for their bravery Thursday night. The men braved frigid conditions on Nov. 21, 2013, when a car swerved off the road and into a pond. They say they are not heroes. “We were still doing our job [that we were] trained to do,” said Cpt. Paul Rosholt of the St. Louis Park Fire Department.
North Minneapolis will soon be home to a new kind of pool. It’s one of the first public, natural filtration swimming ponds in North America. At Webber Park, they’ll use plant and natural microbes to clarify and purify the water, instead of chemicals for sterilization and disinfection.
A former Little Canada chiropractor will spend the next four years behind bars. Fifty-four-year-old Paul Thompson, of Vadnais Heights, admitted to sexually assaulting a woman who had been his patient for more than 10 years. In addition to serving four years in prison, he must also register as a sex offender.
Two people suffered non-life threatening injuries in a shooting at a Minneapolis bar Wednesday night. Minneapolis police say a man was kicked out of the 19 Bar near downtown Minneapolis, but returned and fired rounds into the bar’s front door from outside.
One of the most recognizable buildings in Minnesota — the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud — is turning 125. Since 1889, 55 acres of property in central Minnesota has been home to the St. Cloud prison. Once you get inside the granite wall, you can see why this site was chosen.
The search continued Sunday for a missing man on Medicine Lake. Paul Myklebust, 31, and another man were kayaking on Medicine Lake early Saturday morning when the kayak flipped. The other person made to shore, but Myklebust didn’t.
Hastings Police are still searching for the gunman responsible for the first homicide in the city in a decade. Jason Reuter, 34, was found shot to death in his front yard in June. Police believe his murder is an isolated incident.