Hastings Assistant Principal To Step Down After Misusing School FundsA Hastings High School assistant principal, Joshua Mclay, is stepping down following an investigation into school money that was spent on sports tickets, found after someone noticed a charge for tickets to a Notre Dame game.
$5.2 Million To Go To Lewis And Clark Water SystemA water system designed to bring high-quality, purified water to rural parts of three states will get an additional $5.2 million in federal funding. South Dakota Rep. Kristi Noem announced Tuesday that the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System would get additional money from the Bureau of Reclamation.
School Upkeep Costs A Sore Point For Minn. SchoolsSome Minnesota school districts say they are at a disadvantage in paying for basic maintenance because the state allows only a small number of districts to raise taxes without voter approval. A special committee will make recommendations to the Legislature in February on how and whether the system should be changed.
Regardless Of Snow, The Sleep Out Begins And Aims To Raise $2MWhile many Minnesotan's are planning festive holiday gatherings, some don't even know where they are sleeping any given night. Beginning this weekend, The Sleep Out has families helping fight poverty, and that includes camping out in tents and cardboard boxes.
Travail Restaurant's Kickstart Campaign Blows By GoalA restaurant that tries to bring fine dining to the masses got a lot of help from those masses on Tuesday night. Travail in Robbinsdale closed down in April to change locations to a bigger space. On Tuesday it started a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to help build it with the goal of $75,000 in the next 30 days.
Bill: Extra $5 On Insurance Policies To Fund Police, Firefighter PensionsTake a close look at your homeowner and auto insurance policies -- the cost may be going up. Minnesota lawmakers are considering a bill to add a $5 surcharge on every policy in the state.
Minn. High Court Says Schools Must Report SpendingThe Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled that school districts must register and report campaign spending related to ballot questions.
Dem-Leaning Groups Have Cash Edge In Minn. Races Democratic-leaning political funds have a significant financial lead over their Republican-friendly counterparts in Minnesota with control of the Legislature at stake in November's election.
$600K Goal Reached For MN Firefighters MemorialA memorial for firefighters will be built on the State Capitol mall next year.
Minn. Man Accused Of Stealing Government FundsA St. Cloud man has been indicted on a charge of stealing veterans' benefits.
Audit: Minn. Overpaid Stimulus Jobless BenefitsA new audit says the state of Minnesota overpaid as much as $3.2 million in extra unemployment benefits tied to the federal stimulus.