Good Question: What Second Language Should Our Children Learn?Language immersion programs have been growing in Minnesota as more and more parents want their kids to learn another language. There were fewer than 30 programs in the state just ten years ago, and now there are more than 70.
Excellent Educator: Senor Jamil Salaam Of Richfield Dual Language SchoolSenor Jamil Salaam loves teaching in Spanish so much, his lessons continue even around the dinner table with his family. That’s what makes him this week’s Excellent Educator.
Wells Fargo To Pay $295K To Resolve EEOC ComplaintA federal agency says Wells Fargo has agreed to pay $295,000 to resolve a claim that the company unfairly fired a Hispanic employee in Minneapolis. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Wednesday it found that Wells Fargo retaliated against the woman for complaining she was being treated differently.
Zumba Teacher Trying To Get Back In The Gym After Losing Leg A Rogers woman who spent two-and-a-half months in the hospital has an amazing story of recovery and optimism. Adela Alvarez went into cardiac arrest while teaching a Zumba class last winter, and as doctors worked to save her life, they discovered another serious threat.
CNET En Español Is HereOur sister site, CNET has just launched a Spanish language version filled with reviews, news and videos with an emphasis on topics that matter to the Spanish speaking audience.
Melrose Basketball Team Transcends Language BarriersOne of the top-ranked boys basketball teams in the state is learning a new language in order to help out a teammate.
Mpls. Mechanic Fixes Woman’s Handcycle Just In Time For TC 10KA woman from Spain was invited by Medtronic to wheel in the Twin Cities Marathon 10K race Saturday. But when Anna Gilabert arrived in Minneapolis, she discovered her German hand-cycle was broken on the flight.
St. Paul Elementary School Launches New Bilingual ProgramAs you walk the halls of Riverview West School of Excellence in St. Paul, you hear the constant buzz that's associated with a new school year. But listen closely and you might hear something else: Bilingual preschoolers.
Xcel Warns Of Utility Payment Scam Xcel Energy is warning its customers of a phone scam that targets Spanish-speaking customers and tricks them into buying a pre-pay credit card and, in a sense, handing it over to the scammers.
Rubio Talks Basketball, Fans And Food In 1-On-1 InterviewThere’s no doubt Ricky Rubio has been the jolt of electricity the Timberwolves needed. From the moment he arrived in Minnesota, he's been fan favorite.
AP Source: Rubio Agrees To Terms With TimberwolvesRicky Rubio is coming to Minnesota after all. The Spanish point guard has agreed to join the Timberwolves next season, ending a drawn-out, delicate, two-year negotiation with the team that had many league observers believing he did not want to play in Minnesota.
Deadline For Rubio Signing With Wolves ArrivesWhile Ricky Rubio mulls coming to the NBA next season, a deadline of sorts came and went on Tuesday without any word on whether the Spanish point guard will be joining the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2010-11.