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School bus driver shortage forces parents, students to adapt

Dec. 04, 2021 01:16 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Monisha Walters had worked it all out. Her two kids would take the bus to school in the morning. Then, when classes were over, they would bus from Minneapolis to an after-school care program near their home. But that plan...

Driver in fatal hit-and-run crash given 1 year in jail

Nov. 30, 2021 12:37 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A driver who struck and killed a pedestrian in St. Paul and then fled the scene has been sentenced to a year in jail. Robert Kinney, 58, of Maplewood was sentenced Monday in Ramsey County District Court after being convicted of criminal vehicular...

Fight breaks out among a dozen people at Minneapolis airport

Nov. 29, 2021 18:02 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police are investigating a fight that erupted in a terminal at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport shortly after a plane had landed from Orlando, Florida. About a dozen male and female passengers were involved in the scrape after two large...

St. Paul police union sues city over vaccine mandate

Nov. 26, 2021 12:48 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The police union in St. Paul, Minnesota is suing the city in an effort to halt a mandate that requires city employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of the year. St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter announced the requirement for nearly 4,000...

Twin Cities school districts grapple with enrollment decline

Nov. 26, 2021 11:59 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis and St. Paul public school districts are sorting through tumbling student enrollment this fall as they plan to redesign the districts. Minneapolis Public Schools saw enrollment drop 7.6% from last year, while St. Paul Public Schools saw a...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Nov. 24, 2021 12:33 PM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. November 21, 2021. Editorial: Closing St. Paul schools is painful, necessary SPPS’ smallest-enrollment schools are not equitable or sustainable. It’s rarely easy to shutter a school and force...

Frozen fields: Columbus, St Paul host next 2 US qualifiers

Nov. 24, 2021 11:28 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The United States figures to be playing its next three World Cup qualifiers in frigid weather. The Americans said Wednesday they will return to Lower.com Field in Columbus, Ohio, for their World Cup qualifier against El Salvador on Jan. 27 and will host...

Church members decry changes at state's 1st Hispanic parish

Nov. 22, 2021 12:41 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — About 50 parishioners protested outside Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in St. Paul on Sunday over what they say is the eradication of culture and tradition from Minnesota’s first Hispanic parish. Many of the demonstrators were third-generation...

Hundreds of Minnesota officers, agents getting body cameras

Nov. 16, 2021 13:17 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Hundreds of state law enforcement officers in Minnesota will soon be outfitted with new body cameras to record everything from traffic stops to civil disturbances. More than 600 Minnesota State Patrol troopers, nearly 200 Department of Natural...

Flight makes emergency landing at Twin Cities airport

Nov. 15, 2021 09:03 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Spirit Airlines flight that took off from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport made an emergency landing after a pilot reported a possible engine fire. The flight took off about 7:30 p.m. Sunday and was headed for Orlando, but within minutes...