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Patrick Henry students unite to uplift Black male narrative  MSR News Online

Hundreds of young Black men converged at the Minnesota State Capitol to take control of their future and change perceptions of what it means to be a Black ...



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 ...



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

The site council of Patrick Henry High school postponed a vote Thursday on whether to change the school's name after two hours of heated debate. “I believe we ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



Patrick Henry High Evacuated After Unauthorized Visitor Ran In  Southwest Minneapolis, MN Patch

School Evacuated Because Of 'Unauthorized Visitor' - Southwest Minneapolis, MN - A potentially armed "unauthorized visitor" ran into Patrick Henry High ...



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, ...



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.



Patrick Henry High gets gym refurbishment thanks to Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. was in town to celebrate the refurbishment of a gym inside Patrick Henry High School through a partnership between the ...



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.



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 ...



Boys will be beautiful: Minneapolis high schooler's art project tackles toxic masculinity  City Pages

As a senior at Patrick Henry High School in North Minneapolis, Pa Nhia Moua was asked to choose a theme for her work in visual…



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 ...



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 ...



Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis pushes to remove Founding Father from school name  TheBlaze.com

A group of students at Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis have been pushing to change the name of their school for months, and it looks like they might ...



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 ...



Students Return to Patrick Henry High after Intruder Entry Caused Lockdown  KSTP.com

Students returned to Patrick Henry High School in North Minneapolis Wednesday after a person-of-interest search triggered a lockdown in the school Tuesday...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



'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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



HAMILTON's Celebrated Education Program, EduHam, Will Come To Minneapolis  Broadway World

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today the innovative educational program that debuted at HAMILTON on Broadway will continue in Minneapolis on ...



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 ...



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, ...



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.



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.



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 ...



Patrick Henry High is the perfect school to host Michelle Obama  MinnPost

You know what's cooler than POTUS eating a Jucy Lucy with a commoner at Matt's Bar? FLOTUS momentarily drawing the nation's attention to Patrick Henry ...



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 ...



College-bound Henry HS grad killed in shooting at Crystal, Minn. gas station  KMSP-TV

One person is in custody in connection with a shooting at a SuperAmerica in Crystal, Minnesota that left an 18-year-old man dead Saturday night.



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.



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.



Minnesota's Graduation Gap: Sources  Minnesota Public Radio News

Minnesota has a tradition of excellence in education, but its high school graduation rates are nothing to brag about — and for students of color, they're among ...



Ann Kaari, former Minneapolis school board member who dedicated life to helping schools, dies at 75  Star Tribune

Friends and family remember Ann Marie Nelson Kaari as a calm and steady voice on the Minneapolis school board, a needed influence during a controversial ...



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 ...



'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 ...



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 ...



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.



Robert Meger  Aitkin Independent Age

Robert “Bob” E. Meger, 70, Palisade died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 at Riverwood Healthcare Center, Aitkin.



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 ...



On graduation day, Richfield High School principal delivers  Star Tribune

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



Donald Brock, 87 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

Feb. 23, 2019. Donald Edward Brock, 87, of Litchfield passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at Meeker Manor Nursing Home. Funeral *service* will be at 11 a.m. ...



Sen. Bernie Sanders to campaign for Keith Ellison in Minnesota AG race  Star Tribune

WASHINGTON – Sen. Bernie Sanders is endorsing Minnesota U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison for state attorney general and will host rallies for him in Duluth and ...



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 ...



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 ...



Gazelka: Children deserve an education that isn't based on ZIP code or income.  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 ...



Minneapolis hockey greats to be inducted in new hall of fame  Minneapolis Star Tribune

High school and college hockey royalty, Olympians spanning four decades and former NHL players headline the inaugural Minneapolis Hockey Hall of Fame ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Minneapolis Henry students complain of attacks at city bus stops  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Parents and students say the Minneapolis school district is not protecting students who use Metro Transit bus passes, but the district says it has just 12 reported ...



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

Artists are the original small-business folk, cobbling together a living from any number of pursuits that employ their skills and talents.



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 ...



Language requirement doesn't make the cut for Minneapolis schools  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Second-language requirement loses out to flexibility in Minneapolis schools plan.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Why the Minneapolis schools are better than you think  City Pages

Outside Sanford Middle School on a spring day, a gaggle of kids play catch and chat. They're a patchwork quilt of black, brown, and white,…



Sen. Bernie Sanders fires up hundreds at forum in north Minneapolis  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Sen. Bernie Sanders at Friday's forum at Patrick Henry High School. Sen. Bernie Sanders fired up hundreds of people in north Minneapolis as he vowed to ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Shaping an identity-affirming space for Black males at Henry High School  Twin Cities Daily Planet

As many Black males start their education, their views on school are optimistic. Then something happens. As they matriculate, their optimism is replaced with ...



Andersen elementary in Mpls. clear after cautionary lockdown  MPR News

Andersen United Community School in Minneapolis was put in lockdown Thursday in an "abundance of caution" over a "concerning report" that was not ...



Haase challenges Freeman for Hennepin County attorney  MPR News

After running unopposed in his last two elections, long-time Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman is facing a challenge this year. Minneapoils attorney Mark ...



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

The wide Democratic field of 2020 presidential candidates expanded further Sunday when U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota threw her hat in the ring at an ...



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.



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.



White Hawks win conference, fall in sections | Sports  ECM Publishers

The Westonka White Hawks boys varsity squad beat the Annandale Cardinals 48-31 on February 26th, to finish as conference champions in the Wright County ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Diversity & Inclusion: ALAMN Diversity and Inclusion Committee  Minnesota Lawyer

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



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…



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Donald McQuisten, 1948-2018 - The Fergus Falls Daily Journal  Fergus Falls Daily Journal

He was born on March 7, 1948, to Eugene M. and Gladys Mae (White) McQuisten in Rapid City, South Dakota. Don graduated from Patrick Henry High School in ...



Cops, schools walk fine line confronting problem students  Minnesota Public Radio News

St. Paul Police Officer Mark Ross says cops working in schools can detect fights and gang activity coming on days before they happen, and they know some ...



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 ...



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 ...



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