Coon Rapids student brings unloaded gun to class: Police
The Coon Rapids Police Department said a middle school student brought an unloaded gun to class on Monday.
New superintendent named for Anoka-Hennepin School District
The Anoka-Hennepin School Board has formally selected who it hopes will be its next superintendent.
Minnesota reminds parents to save back-to-school receipts for potential tax benefits
The Minnesota Department of Revenue is reminding parents to save back-to-school receipts for potential tax benefits in two programs.
Minnesota student spreads smiles as 'joy ambassador'
FOX 9 is working to spread some uplifting stories, starting with John at Anoka-Hennepin who is spreading joy at school as the joy ambassador.
Anoka-Hennepin superintendent named next leader of Minnetonka schools
The superintendent at Minnesota’s largest school district is leaving after accepting a job at Minnetonka Public Schools.
Minnesota schools prepare for return to in-person classes after COVID-19 pause
Many school districts across the Twin Cities are returning to in-person learning this week. Because of a surge in COVID-19 cases coming out of winter break, they’ve been out of the classroom for 2 weeks of distance-learning.
Anoka-Hennepin schools discuss teen mental health, suicide awareness in new podcast
The Anoka-Hennepin School District, the state’s largest, is taking on what can be uncomfortable subject matter for some families to talk about -- teen mental health and suicide – in a new podcast.
Students share excitement for new school year amid pandemic
Students in Minnesota, and across the nation, have been dealing with the unexpected over the past year and a half.
Tensions rise at Anoka-Hennepin school board meeting over masking decision
The Anoka-Hennepin School District approved its proposed mask policy during a school board meeting that drew a large crowd Monday night.
Transgender student wins $300,000 settlement from Anoka-Hennepin Schools
A local transgender student barred from using the boys’ locker room at school has reached a settlement in a case that some hope becomes a catalyst for change.
Most districts offering some in-person learning, but many not ready to offer full time for all students
With coronavirus cases continuing to fall, and vaccine efforts gaining speed, Governor Tim Walz says it's time to get more middle and high school students back into classrooms, leaving some districts scrambling to adjust.
Anoka-Hennepin board bucks state guidelines, votes to continue extracurriculars
In contrast with state guidelines, the Anoka Hennepin School Board voted 5-1 to allow students to continue with in-person extracurricular activities, including sports, while their middle and high school students transition to full online learning.
Teachers from Minnesota's largest school district call for transparency, safety during rally
Hundreds of educators held a rally Monday night as the state’s largest school district decides its back to school plans.
Sexual assault investigations underway involving former Anoka Middle School for the Arts staff member
A former staff member from Anoka Middle School for the Arts is under investigation for an alleged sexual assault of a student, which happened nearly a decade ago, according to the Anoka County Sheriff's Office.
Districts take different approaches to considering students' GPA during pandemic
With so many students struggling to navigate or have access to distance learning, school districts are taking different approaches to how students’ grades will count towards their GPA while colleges and universities consider how the pandemic will impact applications.
Schools struggle to find hotspots for Minnesota students without internet access
The largest school district in the state faces a big challenge when it comes to distance learning, and that’s getting internet to all 38,000 students. Prior to the COVID19 pandemic about a thousand students did not have online access at home.
Minnesota band students perform 'Bad Guy' social distancing style
Amid these uncertain times, music is proving to be a great unifier.
Act of kindness in the grocery line inspires Minnesota mom to pay it forward
Peter Bergeron reunited with one grateful, busy mom Monday afternoon at the Cub Foods in Coon Rapids, Minnesota.
School lunch shaming decreasing, but still a problem in Minnesota
The number of school children who are at risk of getting lunch shamed is going down according to new information released by Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid.