North High School

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Anna Hurd, 16, allegedly murdered by boyfriend after she started texting another boy

    Early on the morning of February 23, 16-year-old Anna Hurd's body was found in Hillside Park in Maplewood. She had been stabbed to death. After days of investigating, authorities late last week arrested Anna's boyfriend, 17-year-old Anthony Mitchell, in connection with her murder.SEE ALSO: Suicide c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Don Samuels announces bid for mayor

    North side City Councilmember Don Samuels officially announced his bid for Minneapolis mayor at a press conference Wednesday, making him the third on the council vying for the spot. SEE ALSO: Gary Schiff announcing campaign for Minneapolis mayor Four councilmember oppose Hofstede

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Jason Bull, Wisconsin principal, threatens unruly dancegoers with Chicken Dance song

    The homecoming dance at Sheboygan North High School in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, got a little rowdy this past weekend after the students refused to refrain from busting some "inappropriate" dance moves.North High School principal Jason Bull told the Sheboygan Press that the dance started out well, but a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Shea Stremcha identified as South Minneapolis murder victim

    ​The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office has identified Shea Stremcha as the victim of a homicide in South Minneapolis.Stremcha, 25, was shot to death in his own home just after 3 a.m. Wednesday. It's unclear whether Stremcha was targeted or killed at random.Police originally told KSTP that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Christopher Tarell Clark arrested for murder of Darrell M. Fisher

    Hennepin County mug shot​Police have arrested 19-year-old Christopher Tarrell Clark on suspicion that he killed a man in north Minneapolis last month. When Minneapolis cops arrived in the 2700 block of Humboldt Avenue North on June 13, they found 22-year-old Darrell Fisher lying dead in a nearby ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    David Raisch-Day, teen from Cass Lake, ID'd in latest homicide

    ​David Raisch-Day, an 18-year-old from Cass Lake, has been identified as the man who took a bullet in the head in last Thursday night's homicide in south Minneapolis. Police say he was standing among a group of people outside a home on the 2700 block of Longfellow Avenue South when shots were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Man gunned down in south Minneapolis dies at HCMC

    ​Police got to the scene of a shooting in south Minneapolis last night in time to keep the victim alive long enough for an an ambulance ride to Hennepin County Medical Center, but he died this morning. The medical examiner's office hasn't made the victim's name public yet.

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Darrell Fisher ID'd as homicide victim on Humboldt Avenue

    ​Twenty-two-year-old Darrell Fisher has been identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner as the man who died late Monday night in a shooting on Humboldt Avenue North. Police found him an adjacent alley. Another man was found shot but alive in a nearby home, but his injuries are describ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    North Minneapolis shooting leaves one man dead, another injured

    ​Minneapolis police officers found a man shot dead in an alley behind the 2700 block of Humboldt Avenue North last night, and another man shot but alive in an adjacent home. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office will release the dead man's identity and official cause of death later, M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Chrishaun McDonald, Dean Schmitz's accused killer, allegedly reacted to transgender slur

    ​Chrishaun McDonald was charged last week with stabbing Dean Schmitz to death near the Schooner Tavern in south Minneapolis, and now there may be a clue as to why. Although 23-year-old McDonald is being charged as a man, he's transgender, and he got into a fight with 47-year-old Schmitz, who taun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Chrishaun Reed McDonald charged in stabbing death of Dean Schmitz

    ​Chrishaun Reed McDonald, who was taken into custody the night Dean Schmitz was stabbed to death last weekend in south Minneapolis, has now been charged with second degree murder. The 23-year-old man's booking photo hasn't been released yet. He's being held in Hennepin County jail on $500,000 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Dean Schmitz stabbed to death outside Schooner Tavern

    ​The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has identified 47-year-old Dean Schmitz, of Richfield, as the man who was stabbed to death early Sunday morning near the Schooner Tavern in south Minneapolis. Minneapolis cops and paramedics found him alive at about 12:30 a.m. on the 2900 block of 27th Av ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2011

    Man stabbed to death after brawl outside Schooner Tavern

    ​One man was stabbed to death and another was arrested after a brawl that started outside the Schooner Tavern in South Minneapolis early Sunday morning. Minneapolis police and paramedics were called to the scene in the 2900 block of 27th Avenue South at about 12:30 a.m., where the victim was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    Biyamin Beiti Omar charged with murdering Guled Hashi Mohamed

    ​Guled Hashi Mohamed was sitting in the passenger seat of a car parked at Nicollet and 18th the night before Memorial Day when a man ran up to the window from behind and put a bullet through Mohamed's temple. Biyamin Beiti Omar was the gunman, the Hennepin County Attorney's office said this a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Guled Hashi Mohamed's family pleads for murder witnesses to come forward

    ​Somebody must have seen something helpful to police when Guled Hashi Mohamed was gunned down on Nicollet Avenue Sunday night of Memorial Day weekend, and his family held a vigil yesterday where he was shot to plead for help bringing in Mohamed's killer. "My son was brought here at a young ag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Guled Hashi Mohamed dies after Memorial Day weekend shooting

    ​Guled Hashi Mohamed has been identified as the 26-year-old man who was shot late Sunday night near the corner of Groveland and Nicollet avenues, just south of downtown Minneapolis. Police say he died this morning at Hennepin County Medical Center. The shooting was one of five Sunday night ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Ben Van Handel wasn't Timothy Bakdash's intended target on the night he died

    ​It was just last week that Timothy Ayman Bakdash was indicted on first degree murder charges in the death of Benjamin Van Handel. But the narrative of why Bakdash ran the U of M student down and killed him has changed considerably. Van Handel apparently died in a case of mistaken identity.

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Edward Trondell Baker ID'd in latest south Minneapolis homicide

    ​Edward Trondell Baker has been identified as the man who was shot early Tuesday in the 5700 block of Sander Avenue, just a few blocks north of Highway 62 and the perimeter of Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport. The Hennepin County medical examiner said the 24-year-old man died of multipl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Man shot and killed in south Minneapolis

    ​An unidentified man was shot and killed early this morning in south Minneapolis, in the 5700 block of Sander Avenue, which is a few blocks north of Highway 62 and the perimeter of Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport. Minneapolis police say the man was alice when they reached him, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Derrick Griffin, minister, charged with murdering Kristopher Miller

    Kristopher Miller was shot dead on May 11.​Derrick Griffin, an associate pastor at the North Side's True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, has been charged with murdering North High School staffer Kristopher Miller, who was found shot dead in front of his home last week. Griffin, 40, was arrested l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Derreck Griffin, minister, arrested in Kristopher Miller's shooting death

    Kristopher Miller was a popular North High staffer.​Minneapolis police have arrested 40-year-old Derreck Griffin, an associate pastor at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church on the city's north side, in connection with Kristopher Miller's shooting death early Tuesday morning. Griffin, who is ... More >>

  • News

    May 4, 2011

    Khalid El-Amin won't quit

    "Doughboy" makes for unlikely basketball star

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    The City Inc. and its North Minneapolis high school on shaky ground

    Another North Minneapolis school may be in trouble.​There may be more bad news for students in North Minneapolis: The Strib is reporting that The City Inc. might be closing, along with its alternative school, as early as today. That could mean another kick in the gut for a neighborhood that's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Broadway High teen moms told their classwork may not count

    Teen moms may lose class credit--but it's not their fault​First, the young moms who attend Broadway High School, the city's special program for teenage parents, had to move campuses. Now they're being told that some of the classes they've taken won't count toward graduation. The exact details ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    North High School will die and then miraculously be born again

    Bernadeia Johnson wants North High closed, sort of.​Minneapolis Schools Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson took a lot of heat recently for announcing that North High School had to close its doors. The move outraged North Side parents, who saw it as just another kick in the gut for an already e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    NAACP tells parents to abandon Minneapolis schools

    ​Angry over district a plan to close North High School, Minneapolis NAACP president Booker Hodges has called on city parents to abandon their public school system. But in North Minneapolis, the kids have already left: North has been targeted for closure in part because there aren't enough stu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    School board OKs new HQ while planning North High's demise

    Photo: MPSBernadeia Johnson wants North High closed.​On the same day the Minneapolis school board tackled its superintendent's call to close North High School, it approved a $35 million bid to build itself a brand spanking new headquarters. District spokeswoman Rachel Hicks pointed out today ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    North High School's days appear to be numbered

    Photo via MPSNorth High School students in 1979​It was only two years ago that acting Superintendent Bill Green was touting North High School as "the first small specialty high school in Minneapolis. That means a commitment to keeping the school strong and viable for years to come." Now we kn ... More >>

  • News

    June 27, 2007

    Where the Ladies at?

    The battles and breaks behind the first female hip-hop festival

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2007

    Hmong refugees join hundreds of students leaving Minneapolis schools

    In this week's cover story, The Outsiders, writer Paul Demko reports on the exodus of Hmong students from the troubled Minneapolis School District. Read the cov ... More >>

  • News

    June 20, 2007

    The Outsiders

    A new generation of Hmong makes its own exodus

  • News

    September 22, 2004

    Dwindling Resources, Diminishing Expectations

    Twin Cities teachers talk about how their schools and classrooms have changed

  • Arts

    July 14, 2004

    School of Funk

    Jimmy Jam was a DJ. Morris Day was a drummer. Prince was a kid with a huge afro. Before they changed popular music, Mom told them to turn that racket down.

  • Arts

    June 13, 2001

    Praise Be

    With Hallelujah, choreographer Liz Lerman gives thanks to the beauty of chaos and disorder

  • Music

    June 13, 2001

    Hoop Dreams

    Are Young & Da Restless the next local rap sure shots?

  • News

    November 29, 2000

    Crippled Creek

    After a century of empty promises, Minneapolis officials are finally poised to spruce up the polluted waterway that meanders through the city's north side. What changed? The buying power of the people who will live there.

  • Arts

    June 16, 1999

    Dope, Guns, and Settling Down

    How Amphetamine Reptile changed American music--and then went into the bar business

  • Feature

    September 1, 1998

    A Genius in the House

    Schools often lack appropriate programs for them. Teachers sometimes resent them. Parents must scramble to keep up with their intellectual needs--or face the increased risk of childhood frustration and depression. Welcome to the world of the "gifted."

  • Arts

    March 18, 1998

    The Big House

    Public politicking. Cautious programming. Retail-style marketing. Has the Guthrie Theater, with its 1,300 seats and $40 million endowment, become a prisoner of the community that built it?

  • News

    October 29, 1997

    Taking the Fifth

    With two African American candidates teaming up against City Council President Jackie Cherryhomes, the campaign in North Minneapolis has developed unexpected zing.

  • News

    April 23, 1997

    Hoops and Ladders

    How sports are wrecking schools.