Emotions Flare At Anti-Bullying Bill HearingThose for and against an anti-bullying bill gave emotional and passionate testimony Tuesday at the Senate Education Hearing at the State Capitol. Critics say language in the bill which protects specific group, including gays, threatens religious freedom. But supporters say the bill protects all students. Two-hundred people waited in line to get into the hearing. Many, like the Ross family of Forest Lake, were forced to watch in an overflow room. They support the bill because sixth-grader Jake Ross was bullied while in second grade.
Rep. Bachmann: Gay Activists Are The Real BulliesRep. Michele Bachmann spoke out against Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's recent decision to veto a measure that some say would've allowed businesses to refuse service to gay people. Bachmann (R-Minn.) was talking with a talk radio show host during the Conservative Political Action Conference last week.
Controversial DVD Argues Against Anti-Bullying BillA controversial DVD delivered to Minnesota lawmakers is raising eyebrows at the Capitol. It's a 27 minute video making the case against an anti-bullying bill from a group called the Minnesota Child Protection League.
Controversial Anti-Bullying Legislation Goes Before MN LawmakersHundreds of students held a rally at the State Capitol Monday in favor of a bill to put more teeth in the state's anti-bullying law. At just 37 words, Minnesota's bullying law among the shortest and weakest in the country.
Minn. Gay Rights Groups Turn Attention To BullyingLong before gay rights activists in Minnesota launched a successful campaign to legalize same-sex marriage, they were aiming for another high-profile goal: a state law protecting children from school bullies.
Keidel: Incognito Can't Defeat The Civilized World With Uncivilized BehaviorWe should be disgusted by anyone who condones Incognito, excuses Incognito or ignores Incognito. We should be disgusted by anyone who blames Martin, teases Martin or trivializes Martin.
Minn. Town To Highlight Bullying PreventionThe southern Minnesota town of Blue Earth will become Orange Earth in support of October's National Bullying Prevention Month. Orange is the designated color of bullying prevention. The 25-foot toga on the Green Giant statue in Blue Earth will turn orange Wednesday in support of bullying prevention.
Study: Bullying Can Affect Students' Physical HealthBullying is becoming an increasingly high-profile problem in schools across our state and the country. A new study suggests the effects of name calling aren't just emotional but physical, as well.
Stop Bullying: What Can Be Done From HomeBullying is one of the most serious issues facing our kids today. While incidences of bullying have escalated in schools and on the playground, here are some tips that you can implement from home to help keep your child safe.
School Works Toward We Day By Fighting BullyingOften bullying stems from a lack of understanding of others. Whether it's sexuality, race or even economic status, some find it easier to pick on others' differences. Students at Wellstone International High School say bullying is almost a daily occurrence there.
School Bully Bill Stumbles At Minn. Legislature Supporters of legislation to crack down on bullying in schools are vowing to press on next year after their bill got held up in the Minnesota Senate. A few dozen supporters of the bill gathered at the Capitol Monday.
Minn. House Passes Anti-Bullying BillThe Minnesota House has passed a bill requiring all public school districts to create policies aimed at reducing bullying. The bill passed Monday by a vote of 72-57. It was introduced after a rash of high-profile bullying incidents in school districts across the state.
Officials Talk About Preventing Online BullyingProsecutors and sheriffs in Dakota, Ramsey and Washington counties are holding a forum about ways to prevent online bullying.
House Panel Forwards School Anti-Bullying BillA bill at the Capitol to strengthen state laws against bullying in schools has passed its first committee hurdle.
With Anti-Bullying Message, Metro School Campaigns For Lady GagaA St. Paul charter school has been busy campaigning to get Lady Gaga to visit and experience their anti-bullying message.