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Minneapolis Patrick Henry High students stage walkout for stricter gun laws  Star Tribune

A small group of students poured out of Minneapolis' Patrick Henry High School on Friday to call for stricter gun control laws and safer schools. About 10 ...



Students, Alumni Hope To #ChangeTheName Of Patrick Henry H.S.  CBS Minnesota / WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Students at Patrick Henry High School are organizing to change the name of their school. “#ChangeTheName” is picking up steam, ...



Patrick Henry High: The battle to rename a north Minneapolis high school  City Pages

I. The Spark. 0. Semaj Rankin was already a junior by the time he learned that Patrick Henry, U.S. founding father and namesake of the largest high school on ...



Janaan Ahmed named MPS board student Representative | News  Insight News

Patrick Henry High School's Janaan Ahmed has been selected to serve as the student representative on the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) board.



Minneapolis native and Henry High School graduate: Navy Airman Halimah Abdul-Wahid takes pride in vital mission  Insight News

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – A 2015 Patrick Henry High School graduate and Minneapolis native in the U.S. Navy supports the nation's nuclear ...



Vote on changing name of Minneapolis' Patrick Henry High School pushed back  Minneapolis Star Tribune

The move came after two hours of heated debate between proponents and opponents, yielding no decision and more discussion.



SPPS Board Of Education Approves School Name Change  WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The name “Monroe” will no longer be at one dual-campus St. Paul public school. The move follows the local and national trend of ...



Push underway to rename Patrick Henry High School  KARE11.com

Unity, Freedom, or Liberty are the possible name changes that could happen at the school now called Patrick Henry High.



Debate brewing over whether to change the name of Patrick Henry High in Minneapolis  Star Tribune

Some students and staff at Patrick Henry High object to having school bear name of the Revolutionary War-era leader who also owned slaves.



Minneapolis high school program '100 Black Men Strong' focuses on mentorship, identity  KSTP

Patrick Henry High School's 100 Black Men Strong is in its fifth year ...



Minneapolis' Patrick Henry called 3rd best high school in Minnesota  MinnPost

Third best high school in Minnesota? Minneapolis' Patrick Henry. KARE reports, “A north Minneapolis high school, where 89 percent of the students are ...



Police: Students Safe After Intruder Enters Patrick Henry High; Search on for Suspect  KSTP.com

February 27, 2018 10:11 PM. A code red lockdown at a Minneapolis high school ended safely Tuesday afternoon. Police believe an unknown man brought a ...



Some Minneapolis Schools Get Security Upgrades Over Summer Break  KSTP

Students returning to class in Minneapolis are being greeted with new security put in place in some buildings over the summer. Patrick Henry High School is one ...



Patrick Henry Students, Staff Seek To ‘Change The Name’  CBS Minnesota / WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Students and staff at Patrick Henry High School are meeting with members of the community to discuss a proposed name change.



Patrick Henry High students protest gun violence  KARE

A group from Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis held a walkout Friday.



Minnesota high school embroiled in Trump banner controversy pulls out of MLK Day invitational  Fox News

A Minnesota boys high school basketball team embroiled in controversy after its young fans held a President Trump re-election banner during a game pulled out ...



Henry High's name-change debate: hubris and hysteria  MinnPost

As the 2017-18 school year draws to a close, the movement to change the name of Patrick Henry High School has become imbued with misconceptions.



Five Twin Cities area high school seniors selected to receive scholarships; achieve academic excellence while overcoming adversity: Children's Defense Fund-Minnesota announces Beat the Odds scholarships  Insight News

Aye Win and Isabella Brown from Como Park Senior High School in St. Paul, Israel Glenn and Kenija Wallace from North Community High School in ...



Larry McKenzie to receive NABC Guardians of the Game Award for Education  Insight News

KANSAS CITY – Long-time community and youth advocate Larry McKenzie, the boys' basketball coach at North Community High School, is the recipient of the ...



What's in a name? For Minnesotans confronting the legacy of racism, a lot  MinnPost

Thursday evening's “Monumental Conversations: Lessons from Charlottesville” event at the Humphrey School at the University of Minnesota had already yielded ...



Gun discovered at Henry High in Minneapolis  Minneapolis Star Tribune

A student at Patrick Henry High School brought a gun and ammunition to the school earlier this week, prompting Minneapolis school leaders to say Wednesday ...



City takes community approach to curbing youth violence in Cedar-Riverside  Minnesota Daily

With growing anxieties about youth violence in Cedar-Riverside, local leaders are rerouting Minneapolis budget money to bring a outreach team to the ...



Former Minneapolis Public School Staffer Found Guilty of Sexual Assault following 2018 Super Bowl Party, and Faces More Charges  Alpha News MN

A former Minneapolis Public Schools employee is facing the prospect of more than fifteen years in prison after a Hennepin County jury last week found him guilty ...



Patrick Henry HS inspires students with '100 Black Men Strong'  KARE

It's been said that hope is essential to the human experience.



Former Gopher Al Nolen Sets Sights On Becoming School Principal  WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Al Nolen knows basketball, had a storied career, and through it gained an appreciation for education. He struggled a bit ...



Construction group sues school district over PLAs  Finance and Commerce

Minnesota projects delivered under PLAs include U.S. Bank Stadium, the I-35W Bridge and TCF Bank Stadium, according to the Minneapolis Building and ...



Robotics teams from Minneapolis' Washburn and Patrick Henry high schools head to world competition  Star Tribune

Two Minneapolis public high school robotics teams are headed to the world robotics competition next week in Detroit. Student-led teams from Washburn and ...



Patrick Henry High School Cancels Classes After Overnight Fire  CBS Local

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Classes have been canceled at a Minneapolis high school after a fire broke out overnight, according to Minneapolis Public Schools.



When kids come to see 'Hamilton,' it's noisy downtown  MPR News

High school students get a chance to see the hit musical, and a few of them take a turn on stage.



'Young, scrappy and hungry': area high school students share the stage with 'Hamilton'  MinnPost

The message of “Hamilton” is that history has its eyes on you and you can do anything you want with this life as long as you just don't stop. Just like Alexander ...



Two newcomers win at-large Minneapolis school board seats; Twin Cities referendums pass  MinnPost

Kimberly Caprini and Josh Pauly win the two at-large school board seats in Minneapolis.



Principal Latanya Daniels Makes Great Strides in Education  University of St. Thomas Newsroom

Richfield High School Principal Latanya Daniels has been facing challenges head-on since arriving at the suburban school in Minnesota.



Mpls. High School Program Works To Motivate Black Male Students  CBS Local

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – From the classroom to communities, Patrick Henry High School is working to inspire and motivate its black male students.



Robert Meger | Obituaries  Aitkin Independent Age

Robert “Bob” E. Meger, 70, Palisade died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 at Riverwood Healthcare Center, Aitkin. Robert was born Nov. 5, 1948 in Minneapolis, the ...



Minneapolis Public Schools forecasts $33 million deficit  Star Tribune

Minneapolis Public Schools is facing a $33 million deficit for next school year, officials say, another blow for a district that has grappled with back-to-back ...



Raunchy rap video shot in rented Minneapolis high school gym; district officials repulsed  Star Tribune

F-bombs, the N-word, lyrics about sex acts and cheerleaders shaking their exposed booties — and still more — are featured in a rap music video shot in the ...



Juvenile jailed in shooting death of onetime Patrick Henry student-athlete in Crystal  Star Tribune

The teenager shot to death at a gas station in Crystal over the weekend was identified Monday as a former student-athlete at Patrick Henry High School in ...



Opportunity Scholarship legislation would provide options for low- and middle-income families to access best school for each child  Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus

Bill was heard today in Minnesota Senate Taxes Committee; would provide access to a range of quality school options. Legislation that gives parents the ...



Group wants to change name of Patrick Henry HS in Minneapolis  KWLM (Willmar Radio)

(Minneapolis MN-) WCCO TV says students and staff at Patrick Henry High School are meeting with members of the community to discuss a proposed name ...



OPINION EXCHANGE | Building names, monuments and legacies: Let's add, not subtract  Star Tribune

We're at it again. The name of Patrick Henry, known for his Revolution-era *service* to the nation, is about to be stricken from our local collective memories ...



Voter Guide: Minneapolis Board of Education  Southwest Journal

A two-term incumbent, two active parents and a former MPS teacher are running for two open at-large seats on the nine-member Minneapolis Public Schools ...



OPINION EXCHANGE | Counterpoint: Minneapolis school board made the right budget choices  Star Tribune

In an error-filled April 25 opinion piece (“Minneapolis school board can and must do better on budget issues”), a number of former school board members ...



Man to man: Black professionals reach out to inspire students  MSR News Online

Black men in America typically face obstacles and challenges on a daily basis. In order to overcome these obstacles, it is imperative to have positive role…



Tickets for Sanders' Minneapolis forum to be available at 4 p.m. Thursday  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Tickets for Friday's north Minneapolis appearance by Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will be available at 4 p.m. Thursday, Neighborhoods ...



Minnesota's Graduation Gap: Sources  Minnesota Public Radio News

MPR News spent nearly a year exploring the state's gradation gap through data, academic research, and in the classroom. Dive into some of the sources used in ...



Minneapolis' Winter Break Academy aims to help students graduate on time  Minneapolis Star Tribune

While Nikkita Page's friends spent the last two weeks of December at home or at the mall, Page was in class at Patrick Henry High School. She was one of ...



Minneapolis students perform for cast of 'Hamilton'  KMSP-TV

The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical "Hamilton" is wowing audiences at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Minneapolis.



As threats surge in wake of Florida shooting, Minnesota schools are taking no chances  Star Tribune

Karen Orcutt got the good news as she sat down with Orono school leaders and police on a recent morning — a possible school threat the night before was a ...



Lawsuit targets project labor contracts  Minnesota Lawyer

A Waconia-based electrical contractor and a construction trade association are suing the Minneapolis Public School District over labor agreements that require.



Hard-working college students feel scandal is a slap in the face  Star Tribune

A comforting thought, straight from the admissions department at the University of Minnesota: 99.999 percent of those who get into college get in the right way.



Best of Neighborhoods News 4/09/19: The Prairie Island Indian Community wants net-zero emissions, and they may receive $46.2 million in funding  Twin Cities Daily Planet

The Prairie Island Indian Community wants net-zero emissions, and they may receive $46.2 million in fundingJust southeast of the Twin Cities by about 45 ...



YMCA expands effort to get Minnesota kids more politically involved  Star Tribune

Amy Anderson thinks civics is cool. And she wants kids to think so, too. To get them engaged, she's doing everything from helping to recruit teens to work as ...



First student joins Minneapolis school board  Minneapolis Star Tribune

The Minneapolis school board will seat its 10th member Tuesday: a 16-year-old student from Patrick Henry High School. Noah Branch, a sophomore, will serve ...



In gowns and gloves, black debutantes make royal comeback in Twin Cities cotillion  Star Tribune

The cotillion, recently revived in the Twin Cities, serves as a rite of passage exalting black culture, community.



Without support, Minnesota students left behind at graduation  Minnesota Public Radio News

Minnesota's students of color graduate at rates lower than their counterparts in nearly every state. A lack of spending on student support statewide may have ...



'Hamilton' cast tests its history smarts against Twin Cities students at Federal Reserve  Star Tribune

Students from the Lundstrum Center pose for a post-performance photo with three 'Hamilton' actors and the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of ...



Survey: Minneapolis parents ditch test score info for other factors  Star Tribune

As parents scour Minneapolis' schools for the best fit for their children, more of them are turning to factors like after-school opportunities and student body ...



Southwest High School in Minneapolis was locked down after students heard shots fired  Bring Me The News

The school was placed on Yellow Code lockdown for a short time.



Black male professionals and students explore identity, opportunity  MinnPost

For black male students, having the opportunity to engage with professionals who look like them allows them to explore new life skills and college and career ...



Larry McKenzie becomes first African-American inducted to state basketball coaches hall of fame  Insight News

Larry McKenzie, North High School's basketball coach, was among four inductees to the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association (MBCA) Hall of Fame on ...



Budget upheaval at Minneapolis Public Schools: What's going on?  MinnPost

On April 10 the board directed staff to reallocate $6.4 million to secondary schools, at a time when the district is facing a projected $33 million deficit. Now some ...



How Minnesota artists make a living: 'You are the CEO of your own company'  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Dane Stauffer was finishing up an improv class when one of his students at Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis had a question. “I know you're an actor,” ...



Ex-Gopher Lawrence McKenzie went from NBA dreams to rap success  TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Driving through his hometown of Minneapolis, passing Patrick Henry High School, Target Center and eventually Williams Arena, Lawrence McKenzie traces the ...



John Rummelhoff, artist in the vanguard of photorealism, dies at 76  Star Tribune

Artist John Rummelhoff could draw "stamps" on envelopes with such skill that they fooled the postal system. "They were whimsical," said his brother Tim, and so ...



2 men shot dead in St. Paul were Mpls. high school teammates  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Mandela Jackson and Jordan Hughes died within hours and about a mile apart in St. Paul. Police have not said what led to their shootings.



Charges: Deadly shooting of teen at Crystal gas station was an accident  Star Tribune

Prosecutors charged a Minneapolis teen with manslaughter on Wednesday following a shooting at a Crystal gas station that killed his close friend.



Attacking 'aspiration gap' helps catapult new names to top-high-schools list  MinnPost.com

After a three-year hiatus, U.S. News & World Report has again ranked the nation's best high schools. Minneapolis's Southwest is again Minnesota's top-scoring ...



Haase picks up DFL endorsement in Hennepin County attorney race  MPR News

Minneapolis attorney Mark Haase picked up the DFL endorsement Saturday as he challenges longtime Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman in this year's ...



Top-notch brains take on 'Hamilton'  Minneapolis Star Tribune

They play historical figures onstage, but do they know history? That question animated a quiz bowl held Tuesday at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.



Patrick Henry senior shares her experience of stressful life, critical choices  MinnPost.com

A participant in AchieveMpls' college-counseling program, Antonique Martin graciously agreed to let MinnPost republish her speech.



Cambridge-Isanti Public Schools Canceled Due To Threat Investigation  CBS Minnesota / WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Schools in Cambridge, Minnesota have been canceled Wednesday due to a threat under investigation. On Wednesday morning ...



Big shortfalls mean Twin Cities schools cut teacher, staff jobs  Star Tribune

Metro-area school districts are facing one of the worst budget-cutting seasons in recent years, and they plan to lay off more than 240 teachers and other staff to ...



New influx of Hmong-American legislators appears likely  MPR News

Minnesota is poised to elect the largest number of Hmong-American lawmakers in state history. Six candidates of Hmong descent are seeking office at the ...



Mayor Frey eyes larger police force  KARE

On Wednesday, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey talked about his vision for improving police and community relations as well as expanding the police force.



North Minneapolis youths bring fresh beets – and beats  Star Tribune

With an Appetite for Change, young people work to close food disparities in north Minneapolis.



Minnesota students demand gun-control reforms — a secondary proposal in Dayton's school safety plan  MinnPost

Thousands of Minnesota students congregated outside of the state Capitol Wednesday afternoon to speak out about gun violence and push for gun-control ...



Leapin’ Leonard Gives Back To His Alma Mater  CBS Local

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (WCCO) – The year was 1990, and Leonard Jones was jumping. He combined with teammate Martez Williams to win a state team track ...



Michelle Obama visiting Minnesota in September  St. Paul Pioneer Press

Former first lady Michelle Obama will be making a visit to the Twin Cities in September. The wife of former President Barack Obama will participate in a ...



Diversity & Inclusion: ALAMN Diversity and Inclusion Committee  Minnesota Lawyer

Minnesota Lawyer is delighted to recognize the contributions of this year's Diversity & Inclusion honorees.



On graduation day, Richfield High School principal delivers  Star Tribune

Richfield High School principal leverages data, dedication to improve graduation rates.



Amy Klobuchar heats up 2020 presidential race on freezing Minneapolis afternoon  USA TODAY

Klobuchar talked of "fighting global warming while standing in a virtual blizzard of snow, ice and freezing temperatures. Bad timing," Trump tweeted.



In changing north Minneapolis riverfront, mushroom farm fights to fit in  Star Tribune

Minneapolis leaders have promoted the redevelopment of 48 acres along the Mississippi riverfront as a one-of-a-kind opportunity to bring life to an abandoned ...



Hmong: Largest Number of Hmong-American Lawmakers Likely to Get Elected in Minnesota  UNPO

Six candidates of Hmong descent are advancing to the general election next month in Maplewood and Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. If they win, they'll ...



Currents: Andy Harris, Loppet adventure camps director  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Today: Andy Harris, Adventure Camp director at the Loppet Foundation. With his staff of counselors, Harris directs outdoors adventures and training for ...



Minnesota high school graduation rates show narrowing achievement gap  Star Tribune

Graduation rates for black students at Minnesota high schools rose 3 percentage points in 2016, a sign of progress in narrowing the achievement gap between ...



Plan to raise tobacco-buying age moves forward in Minneapolis  Minneapolis Star Tribune

An ordinance that would would ban tobacco sales, including nicotine vaporizer or e-cigarette devices, to those under 21 received a unanimous vote in a ...



For police, it’s a closed case. For families, it’s still a mystery.  Pioneer Press

They were childhood friends, high school basketball stars and teammates, friends into their 20s. Then they were both gone. Jordan Hughes and Mandela ...



Minneapolis-based Hays Cos. acquired for $705M by Brown & Brown  Star Tribune

Minneapolis-based Hays Cos., a business insurance and employee benefits brokerage, has agreed to be acquired for $705 million by Brown & Brown, ...



Tina Smith, Minnesotas New Senator Replacing Franken: 5 Things  Patch.com

Who Is Tina Smith: 5 Things To Know - Southwest Minneapolis, MN - Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith will be appointed by Gov. Mark Dayton to replace Al Franken ...



Police: Jordan neighborhood shooting victim dies  Star Tribune

A man hospitalized last week after being shot in north Minneapolis' Jordan neighborhood has died of his injuries, a police spokesman said. The victim, identified ...



A small but significant contributor to funding inequities in Minneapolis Public Schools: donations  MinnPost

While these funds account for a small portion of the total dollars schools have access to, they can greatly alter the experience students and teachers have at ...



Underserved Minneapolis youths get job skills at Best Buy Teen Tech Center  Star Tribune

Naje Wright, 16, snapped photos of her friends one recent evening as they watched and grooved to their music videos inside a recording studio at Minneapolis' ...



Dai Thao  KARE

Dai Thao. Age: 42. Bio: Born in Laos, the middle child in a family of 10 children that fled to Thailand when he was 5. He lived in a refugee camp before coming to ...



New Minneapolis street paving money speeds up Camden, Waite Park projects  Star Tribune

Residents of the Waite Park neighborhood in northeast Minneapolis and those along 42nd Avenue on the North Side will be the first to see street improvements ...



Nigeria proud, Minneapolis bold  Southwest Journal

The economic impact of the creative arts in Minneapolis astonishes. Estimated at over $4.5 billion in sales, or eight times that of Minneapolis' sports sector ...



St. Paul shooting victims were close friends, high school teammates  Pioneer Press

The two young men were childhood friends who became Minneapolis high school basketball stars and teammates. Both died Wednesday, July 25, felled by ...



St. Paul shooting deaths of two friends ruled murder-suicide  Pioneer Press

On the high school basketball court, Jordan Hughes was the shooting guard and Mandela Jackson the point guard. Off the court, they had been close friends ...



Basketball career behind him, Minneapolis rapper Mac Irv bounces to new beat  Minneapolis Star Tribune

For almost a decade, Lawrence McKenzie relished being one of the best-known basketball players to emerge from Minneapolis' North Side. For the past ...



Roger French, assistant football coach with Gophers, BYU and more, dies at 87  Star Tribune

Roger French's football coaching career spanned six decades, capped by his key role on Brigham Young University's only national championship team. French ...



Shooting victim was 28-year-old Minneapolis man, friends say  Star Tribune

A man was found shot to death just before midnight Friday on a north Minneapolis sidewalk after police responded to a shots-fired sensor. While police haven't ...



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