Excellent Educator: Derek Williamson Of Lincoln ElementaryThe math teacher at Lincoln Elementary in Anoka gets to play with numbers all day long with people he admits he fits right in with.
Nominations Begin For 2016 Teacher Of The Year AwardNominations are under way for Minnesota's Teacher of the Year for 2016. It's impossible to pick the best teacher in Minnesota, so the goal is to find someone who best represents all of the state's educators.
Fmr. Teacher Pleads Guilty To Taking Compromising Photos Of StudentsA former teacher who worked with hearing impaired students in the north metro pleaded guilty last week to taking compromising photos of students in his classroom.
Teen Gets 27 Years For Killing Cottage Grove TeacherA 19-year-old Pine Springs man who pleaded guilty in the shooting death of a popular Cottage Grove teacher learned his fate Friday afternoon. Bailey Garcia was sentenced to 27 years for second-degree murder in the January drive-by shooting death of David Frigaard in Mahtomedi.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Frozen Yogurt In MinnesotaSteamy summer days draw us in hordes to frozen yogurt shops to cool off with a swirl of sweet relief. But there can only be one serving up the Best of Minnesota, and it's Sweet Toppings in Andover.
Charges: St. Paul Teacher Touched Student InappropriatelyA 47-year-old St. Paul teacher is accused of inappropriate sexual contact involving one of his students, according to charges filed Monday in Ramsey County Court. Vam Ntxaij Yajzt was charged with one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with the incident, which happened May 7.
Attorney: Teen Accused Of Shooting Teacher Didn't Go To The BarNineteen-year-old Bailey Garcia is facing charges after allegedly shooting 46-year-old David Frigaard last weekend.
Charges: Pine Springs Teen Shot & Killed Teacher With Rifle, Drove OffA second-degree murder charge has been filed Monday against a teenager accused of killing a teacher. David Frigaard, 46, was shot to death around 3:30 a.m. Saturday. He was killed just blocks from the bar he owned, Dugout Bar, in Mahtomedi.
Community Mourns Shooting Death Of Popular TeacherThe shooting death of a Twin Cities man is having an impact on several communities in the east metro.
Teacher Seniority Headlines GOP's Education PlansA retired English teacher will help set Republicans' agenda for making changes to the state's schools. Rep. Sondra Erickson, a Princeton Republican who retired from teaching in 2000, said school districts have been dizzied by new rules and policies after three elections that shifted control of state government.
Excellent Educator: DeNise Pellinen Of Jefferson ElementaryCan you think of doing something every day for 22 years and not getting tired of it? One teacher in south Minneapolis has been helping second graders in the classroom for that long, and says she loves every day she gets to go to work.
Fmr. Willmar Teacher, 34, Accused Of Having Sex With StudentA 34-year-old Ashby man is accused of having a 5-year sexual relationship with a student starting when she was 15 years old, according to the Kandiyohi County Attorney's Office.