Back To School

How Wisconsin And Iowa Compare To Minnesota’s School Reopening PlansStates across the U.S. are having debates about what schooling looks like in the coming weeks and months as the pandemic continues to upend education.
With Demand Outpacing Supply, Schools Tasked With Who Gets 1st COVID VaccinesThe state says that education staff eligible for the pilot program vaccines can also include employees who contract through schools like bus drivers.
Anoka-Hennepin Installs 'Game Changer' Filtration Systems In Schools Before Students' ReturnNext week, the largest school district in the state will return to in-person learning for some students.
Distance Learning Is Taking A Toll On Some Minnesota ParentsWhen we first met Chalisa Everson over the summer, you could already sense the exhaustion from the first six months of pandemic life. Four months later, the hair stylist and single mother is running on fumes. 
Edina Orchestra Comes Together While Staying Apart To Perform 'Lean On Me'The last live performance on stage by the Edina High School orchestra was in February of this year. The high school started the year with hybrid learning, making it challenging to practice with the orchestra broken up, with some at home and some in school.
Parents Sue Gov. Tim Walz To Lift 'Pause' On Youth SportsA group of parents sued Gov. Tim Walz and other state officials Thursday, seeking to throw out his order that put high school sports on hold to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Teachers, Substitutes, And Bus Drivers: Staff Shortages Hit Schools Amid COVID SurgeAnoka-Hennepin Schools told parents on Tuesday that elementary students would move to distance learning because of a shortage of staff and in bus operators.
St. Cloud Area Schools To Shift Pre-K Through 5th Grade To Distance LearningSt. Cloud Area Schools will transition its younger students to distance learning starting on Nov. 30 because of the rise in COVID-19 cases.
St. Paul Schools Says Distance Learning To Stay In Place Until At Least Mid-JanuaryThe district said that it would not be transitioning students from Pre-K through 12th grade to a hybrid model until Jan. 19, 2021 at the earliest.
St. Paul Public Schools To Keep Pre-K Through 2nd Grade In Distance Learning ModelSt. Paul Public Schools has announced they will keep their younger students in a distance learning model, delaying the start for hybrid learning for at least another month.
Student Journalists Press Gov. Walz About COVID Issues That Matter To Them MostOn Friday, Gov. Tim Walz took questions about the COVID-19 pandemic during a news conference from an unlikely group. Instead of journalists, it was Minnesota high school students.
Totino-Grace High School Develops Unique Homecoming CelebrationHomecoming will look a lot different this year at Minnesota high schools.  The pandemic has put a stop to crowded dance floors and football games.

Summer Fun

For July 4th Holiday, Tourism Leaders Encourage Minnesotans To Travel Within StateAAA predicts that Americans will take around 700 million trips this summer starting with the July 4th holiday. That is way down from previous years, but the majority of those are expected to be road trips.
Where To See July 4th Fireworks In Minnesota This YearWant to know where to see fireworks in Minnesota this July 4th? Many places have canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but some other cities are still planning displays.
Twin Cities' Best Curbside Brunch Options For Mother's DayWith dine-in restaurants closed due to coronavirus, many are turning to curbside pickup for Mother’s Day brunches and dinners.
Many Are Skipping Easter Candy, Outfits, Even Dinners, Survey FindsSixty-eight percent of Americans who observe Easter say the outbreak is affecting their holiday spending.
Where To View Fireworks In 2019Click on the city nearest to you to find information about their Fourth of July firework display plans.
Father’s Day Excerpt: 'Things My Son Needs to Know About the World'Father’s Day is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the dad(s) in our lives than by reflecting on the trials and triumphs of fatherhood?
Best Minneapolis Spots To Honor Mom This Mother's DayStill looking for ways to celebrate on May 12? When it comes to honoring mothers — of all kinds — there’s no room for half-measures.
The Gentle Art Of Swedish Spring CleaningDiscover tips for this year's spring cleaning efforts from Simon& Schuster author Margareta Magnusson.
July 4th Spending Expected To Be Down This YearExperts say Americans are spending less because the holiday falls in the middle of the week.
Flags Placed At Every Grave At Fort Snelling CemeteryThere is a memorial ceremony every year at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, but this year things were different.
How To Spend Memorial Day In The Twin CitiesMemorial Day is on the horizon. It’s the unofficial beginning of summer, but more importantly, it’s a time to reflect and remember. Here are some of the events happening to honor the day.
This Is What Minnesota Taxpayers Are Most Worried About This Tax SeasonFind out what people in your area are excited about and scared about this tax season.