Minnesota School District 197 Adds Performance Matters to Manage...
Aug. 21, 2014 - As Minnesota gears up for the next generation of online student proficiency tests, districts are searching for new ways to help students prepare for the tests while giving teachers the data they need to improve instruction and student learning.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Minnesotans Demanding Farm-to-Table Cuisine, Even at State Fair
A lot of folks decide where to grab dinner based on yelp ratings or cravings. But now there's a growing group of Minnesotans who choose local restaurants based on if it's "farm-to-table," basically, the restaurant buys and cooks local food.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Dakota County, nine cities team up on electronic crimes
A brutal murder last year in Apple Valley demonstrates exactly how the world of crime is changing as the result of technology such as smartphones and computers, said Tim Leslie, chief deputy for Dakota County.
Because the District 197 referendum failed in May's special election, school leaders hope enthusiam for a new stadium at Henry Sibley High School in Mendota Heights will help pass the vote this fall.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Bergeron memorial restored
The "Bergeron Pass" memorial stone near Lake Phalen underwent renovations recently.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Minnesota District To Use Academic ROI System
A Minnesota district has adopted a new system for managing the student assessment process and improving how teachers gain access to the results.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
McFadden Talks On Recent Gas Tax Fumble
You've seen his campaign ads on TV, and on Tuesday night I had an opportunity to visit with U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden at football practice.
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School jumps into action after athlete collapses "A football player who collapsed after practice at Saint Thomas Academy Friday is recovering after his life was saved."
South school briefs: School supply drive honors fallen officer
The Minnesota Auxiliary of Wives Behind the Badge is organizing a school supply drive in memory of Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick, who was killed July 30 while on duty.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Football player improving after collapse
A suburban Twin Cities high school football player revived with a defibrillator after collapsing at practice is improving at a local hospital.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
HS Football Player Hospitalized After Collapsing At Practice
A sophomore at a Mendota Heights, Minn. high school is in stable condition after collapsing after football practice Friday night.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Accused Minnesota cop killer makes first court appearance
Brian Fitch Sr. made his first court appearance and bail was set at $3 million, but he's not going anywhere but prison.
Man accused of killing officer held on $2.5M bail
The man charged with fatally shooting a Mendota Heights police officer is being held on bail of at least $2.5 million.
Man with cancer quietly tends memorial to slain police officer
Jason Serbesku hugs a woman who came by to thank him for tending the memorial to slain Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Day before a cop was shot, Fitch said he'd do it, documents say
On July 29, an agitated Brian Fitch Sr. told an ex-girlfriend he'd shoot a police officer if he got pulled over, according to court documents.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Man Accused In Cop's Shooting Death Due In Court
The man accused of killing a Mendota Heights police officer two weeks ago is due to make his first appearance in a Ramsey County courtroom on Wednesday.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
St. Paul memorial to fallen Maplewood police officer restored
Two St. Paul Police Historical Society members restored a memorial to a murdered officer over the weekend after it was vandalized last year.
Survey: Low voter turnout behind failed levy
Back in May, school leaders anticipated an easy win in a two-part levy referendum aimed at increasing technology funding, and upgrading facilities and security measures in the West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area School District.
Thousands attend funeral, procession for slain Mendota Heights officer
Hundreds of law enforcement and other public safety agency vehicles wind along Dodd Road, the curb lined with supportive citizens Aug. 6. A resident of St. Paul's West Side holds a flag and her daughter, Anelli, 1, as the first wave of a procession for Mendota Heights officer Scott Patrick passes.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Alleged Mendota Heights cop killer to stay in hospital into next week
The man charged with murdering Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick is likely to remain hospitalized into next week with gunshot wounds from his arrest, according to court documents.