-- Update at bottom -- Cedric Chappell Jr., a standout athlete at Washburn High School in Minneapolis who plays football for Valley City State University in North Dakota, has been charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder in connection with a fatal shooting that happened outside the Blu ... More >>
New eateries in the Twin Cities emerge with a change of seasons
It's been less than a year since chef Hector Ruiz shuttered his Uptown restaurant El Meson, and since then he's not only continued to operate his other longstanding concept -- Cafe Ena -- but he's also launched a new restaurant, Rincon 38, that has been met with critical praise. Now he's set to bark ... More >>
There have been two significant racial incidents at metro schools already this year. In January, racial tensions at Minneapolis's Washburn High School were stoked after a black doll was found hanging from a noose in a school stairwell. Then, the following month, tensions between African-American and ... More >>
For Ralph Crowder, parent of a African-American sophomore at Washburn High School in South Minneapolis, the black doll incident we told you about yesterday is as much about school security as it is about race.SEE ALSO: Duluth roiled by two recent blackface incidents [VIDEO]"I just want the standard ... More >>
A handful of Washburn High School students were disciplined after a black doll was found hanging from a noose in a school stairwell on January 11.SEE ALSO: Obama effigy hangs from Duluth billboard [PHOTO] The Independent Business News Network's Don Allen reports that three students were suspend ... More >>
Now here's a history project I can get behind: The Hennepin County Library has been slowly unearthing and digitizing its vast High School Yearbook Collection, which dates all the way back to the early 1900s, and posting some gems to its Tumblr page.
A review of this and other gems from Community Education
Luke BucklinThe disappearance of Luke Bucklin and his three sons in a private plane somewhere over Wyoming has taken a toll on students at Southwest High School and Anthony Middle School. Then this morning came news that Christian Winger, a Washburn High School freshman, may have left home o ... More >>
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 >>
The boy is being treated at Hennepin County Medical Center.
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.
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Brian Herron has battled racism, hatred, and self-doubt. But none of that prepared him for the Minneapolis city council.
The 2-1 Click started as a kind of informal club, a high school clique with initiations that resemble freshman hazings. But now stories about the "white gang" have appeared in the community press, and ABC's Primetime Live has even filmed a segment in the