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



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.



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 ...



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, ...



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

MINNEAPOLIS - The school shooting in Florida is still inspiring students in the Twin Cities to stand up for safer schools. A group from Patrick Henry High School ...



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 ...



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.



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...



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 ...



Classes Resume At Patrick Henry After Possibly Armed Suspect Enters School  CBS Minnesota / WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Students and staff at Patrick Henry High School headed back to class on Wednesday morning after being placed on lockdown on ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 HS inspires students with '100 Black Men Strong'  KARE

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



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 ...



Teens prepped as future entrepreneurs | MN Spokesman-Recorder | MSR News Online  MSR News Online

As class lets out, North Minneapolis' Patrick Henry High's hallways, like any school's, teem wall to wall with chaotic vitality, the boisterous signature of…



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Minneapolis schools without air conditioning try to beat heat  KMSP-TV

Going on six straight days of at least 90-degree heat in the Twin Cities metro area, it's getting harder and harder to beat the heat – especially in schools without ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



'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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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.



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 ...



Police investigate shooting of teen near Henry High  Minneapolis Star Tribune

City police are working to find a suspect or suspects in a shooting Monday afternoon near Patrick Henry High School that left a teenage boy wounded, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



'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 ...



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 ...



On graduation day, Richfield High School principal delivers  Star Tribune

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



Plan to raise tobacco-buying age moves forward in 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 ...



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 ...



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.



Gov. Dayton, Students Call For GOP-Led Gun Reform  CBS Minnesota / WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Gov. Mark Dayton urged lawmakers to take action to reduce gun violence with what he calls “common sense legislation” — in a ...



Mark Haase beats Mike Freeman for DFL endorsement as Hennepin attorney  Star Tribune

Minneapolis attorney Mark Haase won the DFL endorsement for Hennepin County attorney Saturday, beating incumbent Mike Freeman by a vote of 249 to 134.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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,…



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

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



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 ...



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 ...



Project SUCCESS gets SB52 Legacy Grant  KARE

The Super Bowl Host Committee granted $100000 to Project SUCCESS in order to help build a new kitchen to cultivate healthier food options.



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.



The Drive: Yes, it's legal to carry a gun on the bus — if you have a permit  Star Tribune

Minnesota state law says that anybody with a permit to carry can have a gun almost anywhere in the public domain, except in private establishments such as ...



Diversity & Inclusion: ALAMN Diversity and Inclusion Committee  Minnesota Lawyer

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



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Hwy 55 intersection in Minneapolis a 'Bermuda Triangle' for crashes  KMSP-TV

For the second time in less than a year, Patrick Henry High School student Braylon Wheat rushed from his home to the scene of a violent collision at the busy ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Haase challenges Freeman for Hennepin County attorney  MPR News

Minneapoils attorney Mark Haase is making a bid for a DFL endorsement in the race Saturday, a test of Mike Freeman's sometimes fraught relationship with the ...



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.



Chaska students planning "walk-in" to protest gun violence joining others across the southwest metro  SW News Media

A demonstration will take place at Chaska High School next week to protest gun violence. It's an effort encouraging students to discuss the issue, following last ...



North Minneapolis youths bring fresh beets – and beats  Star Tribune

Lataijah Powell was growing tired of the fast food. There were 38 fast food restaurants within seven square miles in her north Minneapolis neighborhood, she ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



How High School Mountain Biking Is Transforming the Sport  Bicycling

When the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, or NICA, was founded in 2009 to help high school mountain bike teams across the country get up and ...



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 ...



Man to man: Black professionals reach out to inspire students | MN Spokesman-Recorder | MSR News Online  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…



Maple Grove's Warren Anderson dies | Free  ECM Publishers

Services for former Maple Grove city councilman Warren Anderson, 93, will be Saturday, March 24, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Maple ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Red Wing high schooler arrested for sending threatening messages ... to herself  Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews

The threat sparked heightened police presence at Red Wing schools.



MLK Day features high school basketball buffet  Minneapolis Star Tribune

It's starting to gain momentum and develop into a tradition: celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with basketball tournaments.



Younger brother accidentally shot, killed Minneapolis teen  Minneapolis Star Tribune

A teenage boy accidentally shot and killed his 15-year-old brother in their north Minneapolis home over the weekend as they played with a gun that they ...



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 ...



Black grads and their families feted | MN Spokesman-Recorder | MSR News Online  MSR News Online

Every year, a new group of high school graduates makes the transformation into adulthood. It is time for them to say goodbye to their families and start…



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 ...



MPS: Temporary security change was factor in attack on Southwest High student in class  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Four teenage boys “took advantage” of an exterior door purposely left less than secure at Southwest High School in Minneapolis, barged into a class and beat a ...



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