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State wants to join transgender student's lawsuit against Anoka schools

COON RAPIDS, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Human Rights wants to join a lawsuit accusing the Anoka-Hennepin School District of discriminating ...

Parent of transgender teen files suit alleging bias at Coon Rapids High School  Star Tribune

The mother of a transgender teen who was on the swim team at Coon Rapids High School is suing the Anoka-Hennepin School District — accusing the state's ...

Mississippi flooding could cost St. Paul $750000  MinnPost

A river runs over it. Emma Nelson at the Star Tribune crunches the numbers on flooding in downtown St. Paul this spring: “Mississippi River flooding this spring ...

Apple Valley Man Pleads Guilty To Stalking, Identity Theft  Apple Valley, MN Patch

Apple Valley Man Pleads Guilty To Stalking, Theft - Apple Valley-Rosemount, MN - Chris Endicott was suspended from his job as principal of a Lakeville middle ...

Anoka-Hennepin schools sued over treatment of transgender student  MinnPost

Says WCCO-TV, “The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota and nonprofit Gender Justice filed a lawsuit against Anoka-Hennepin School District Monday ...

Coon Rapids celebrates inaugural Hall of Fame class  ECM Publishers

Coon Rapids High School celebrated its inaugural Hall of Fame class Sept. 7, honoring Cardinal fixtures dating back to the school's inception.

Minnesota joins lawsuit that accuses Anoka-Hennepin School District of trans discrimination  Bring Me The News

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights has filed to join a lawsuit against the Anoka-Hennepin School District and Board, accusing it of discriminating ...

Coon Rapids High School graduates 450 | Coon Rapids  ECM Publishers

Red and white streamers rained down on Coon Rapids High School's newest graduates June 3 at the 3M Arena at Mariucci on the University of Minnesota,Twin ...

'The Anatomy of Gray' opens at CRHS Nov. 1  ECM Publishers

Playwright Jim Leonard Jr. describes his newest play, “The Anatomy of Gray,” as “a children's story for adults.”

Coon Rapids sophomore athlete recovers from rare stroke

A Coon Rapids High School sophomore was discharged from Abbott Northwestern Hospital only four days after suffering a rare stroke.

Coon Rapids High School launches kindness campaign  Star Tribune

Academic success and athletic prowess are celebrated at most high schools. But Coon Rapids High School teachers and staffers want students to know there's ...

Coon Rapids hockey club says treasurer took $36K  Star Tribune

The former treasurer of the Coon Rapids High School hockey team's booster club allegedly stole more than $36,000 from the club over two years, putting some ...

Abbott Northwestern doctors save 16-year-old stroke patient  KMSP-TV

A Coon Rapids high school football player has quite the story to tell about a lifesaving medical procedure.

Blaine High School program helps connect teens with employers  KMSP-TV

BLAINE, Minn. (FOX 9) - A new program in the north metro is working to help link employers with young people trying to break into the workforce for the first time.

Embracing a new challenge, Tom Develice takes over as Coon Rapids Activities Director  ECM Publishers

As a teacher and head football coach at Blaine, Tom Develice has witnessed first-hand the value of activities in students' lives the past 20 years.

New name, specialty school status for Hoover Elementary  ECM Publishers

The Anoka-Hennepin School Board voted last month to officially change Hoover Elementary School's name to Hoover Elementary – Biomedical, Health ...

Charges: Treasurer stole over $15000 from Blaine sports clubs  ECM Publishers

A Roseville woman is charged with swindling thousands of dollars from Blaine sports clubs.

Twin Cities metro hit with heavy rain, potential overnight flooding in southwestern MN  KMSP-TV

Heavy rains moved through the Twin Cities metro area during the Thursday evening commute.

Champlin Park boys basketball: Rebels handle Roseville to earn spot in section final  ECM Publishers

It took Champlin Park boys basketball over five minutes to score, but once the first point went on the board, the second-seeded Rebels were hard to stop in a ...

TRIA Athlete of the Week Honoring a Team: Coon Rapids HS Football

The TRIA athlete of the week is a whole team. The Coon Rapids high school football team took a 21-game losing streak into this year, and that turned into a ...

Coon Rapids H.S. Choir Teacher Hits Right Note With Students  CBS Minnesota / WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — We're half way through the school week, so we'd like to take a break and thank a teacher who is doing excellent work in the ...

Transgender Coon Rapids Student Seeks Gender Inclusion Locker Room Policy

Sixteen-year-old Nick Himley transitioned to a boy a few years ago, and hasn't been able to use the boy's locker room during gym class at Coon Rapids High ...

Coon Rapids High School program offers entry point for medical careers  Pioneer Press

When students in the biomedical program at Coon Rapids High School first met Ana Garcia, she didn't say much. To be fair, Ana Garcia — who died a ...

Nearly 100 MN School Districts Awarded Anti-Violence Grants: List  Mendota Heights, MN Patch

MN School Districts Awarded Anti-Violence Grants - Mendota Heights, MN - Projects included improvements to exterior entry security, such as access controls, ...

School district transgender suit asks large questions  Minnesota Lawyer

Some large questions looking for answers have arrived on the shoulders of N.H. and his mother, J.H., as she sues the Anoka Hennepin School District No.

Anoka-Hennepin releases proposed boundary changes | ABC Newspapers  ECM Publishers

Anoka-Hennepin publicly released maps of proposed attendance boundaries for the 2019-2020 school year Feb. 20.

Champlin Park wrestling: Seven Rebels medal at the 7AAA individual section  ECM Publishers

Champlin Park wrestling reached the podium with seven out of nine individuals on Feb. 23 in the 7AAA section meet at Coon Rapids High School.

Coon Rapids is training students to save lives  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Coon Rapids' Heart Safe program trained 1200 high school freshmen and sophomores in skills that could one day save the life of a cardiac arrest victim.

Park Center boys basketball: Tamba leads Pirates to clinch spot in section final  ECM Publishers

Shades of last season began to show itself as Park Center boys basketball fell behind Osseo with under four minutes to go. The top-seeded and top-ranked ...

Coon Rapids joins Youth First organization | Coon Rapids  ECM Publishers

The city of Coon Rapids has officially joined Youth First Community of Promise for summer and school-year youth programming.

Construction ahead in District 11 | ABC Newspapers  ECM Publishers

The Anoka-Hennepin School Board canvassed election results at its regular meeting Nov. 13.

Minnesota schools redesign to make security a priority  Star Tribune

Enhanced security features have become an urgent need for schools coping with the ongoing threat of mass shootings in their buildings.

Transgender teen allowed to use boy's locker room with 'enhanced privacy'  KMSP-TV

After more than a year of waiting for an answer, a transgender teenager and his mother have finally received a decision from the Anoka-Hennepin School District ...

Show of support turns into debate over Coon Rapids ban on rosaries  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Coon Rapids High teen was told to remove it, over gang concerns. It's banned in Anoka-Hennepin schools as a possible gang symbol.

Students learn to "chill" at RFHS  River Falls Journal

River Falls High School is one of nine area high schools chosen to be part of Allina's new "Change to Chill" school partnership. The Change to Chill partnership ...

Transgender teen still waiting to find out if he can use locker room of choice  KMSP-TV

Nick Himley left Coon Rapids High School Wednesday afternoon alongside his friend Kenzie. Together they walked, smiled and laughed.

As Snow Approaches, Parts of Minnesota Dealing With Severe Thunderstorms  KSTP

Just after 9 a.m., the National Weather *Service* in the Twin Cities reported a severe thunderstorm moving east to northeast into Watonwan and Brown Counties...

Anoka County deputies capture black bear seen climbing trees in Coon Rapids  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Deputies with the Anoka County Sheriff's Office tranquilized a black bear seen roaming around the Coon Rapids area on Friday evening without incident after ...

Meet this school year's new District 518 staff  Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON — District 518 is welcoming 33 new staff to the district this fall. Over the course of the next several weeks, we'll be presenting brief profiles of the ...

Andrew Frosch named assistant principal at Minnetonka High School  SW News Media

MINNETONKA — Andrew Frosch will begin as assistant principal of Minnetonka High School on July 1 when Amy Steiner leaves to become principal of Orono ...

Brian Podany ready to lead Blaine PD | Free  ECM Publishers

Brian Podany was cleaning out his office at the Anoka County Sheriff's Office, preparing for a career move to Blaine City Hall as the city's next police chief.

Coon Rapids pitcher Logan Shore strikes a deal with Oakland  Star Tribune

Coon Rapids High School product Logan Shore has reached an agreement with the Oakland Athletics. Shore was selected by the A's in the second round (47th ...

Coon Rapids Homecoming Honors Former Student  CBS Local

COON RAPIDS, Minn. (WCCO) – There's always a kid who's unforgettable long after they leave high school. In Coon Rapids, the red-headed Billy Harper was a ...

Jack and Jill's Rites of Passage celebrates 21 years of transforming boys to men  Insight News

Donovan Jones-Myers was 15-years-old when his aunt invited him to attend his first Rites of Passage ceremony.

Adapted softball rally comes up short at state tourney  New Prague Times

The New Prague Trojan adapted softball team lost both of their games at the State CI Adapted Softball Tournament June 1 and 2 at Coon Rapids High School.

Cross country runner may force school district policy to change course  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Cross country phenomenon Bryna DelCastillo is a half-minute faster than anyone on the Coon Rapids High School team -- "in a class by herself," says her coach ...

McGonigal to retire after nearly 35-year career in education  ECM Publishers

Jeff McGonigal began his career substitute teaching in Anoka-Hennepin School District, and after nearly 35 years in education, he will retire from the same ...

Metro school districts scramble as enrollments rise, fall wildly  Minneapolis Star Tribune

While overall metro school enrollment grew by only 3 percent in the past five years, some districts are scrambling to adjust to dramatic changes. Minnetonka's up ...

Adapted softball teams make it a back-to-back reunion  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Robbinsdale/Hopkins/Mound Westonka and St. Cloud Area scored season lows in runs scored Saturday, but both adapted softball program repeated as state ...

Anoka-Hennepin Technical High School graduates celebrate  ECM Publishers

Anoka-Hennepin Technical High School's mid-year commencement ceremony Feb. 1 honored the perseverance of 41 graduates.

Coon Rapids' Shore selected 47th by A's  Minneapolis Star Tribune

The Coon Rapids High School product was the first player from Minnesota selected in the three-day event.

Coon Rapids Police Seek Suspects In High School Burglaries  CBS Local

COON RAPIDS, Minn. (WCCO) – The Coon Rapids Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify at least two suspects who are responsible for two ...

New Anoka-Hennepin schools leader returns to his roots  Minneapolis Star Tribune

David Law returns to district of his youth on a mission to enhance its reputation.

Middle school principal now charged with burglary  KARE

APPLE VALLEY, Minn. - A middle school principal, already charged with misdemeanor stalking, is now being charged with burglary, as well. The Dakota County ...

Sports Notebook 9/22: Elk River volleyball wins home opener over Maple Grove  ECM Publishers

It felt like a long time coming for the Elks, who after 16 matches returned to Elk River High School for their home opener on Sept. 18. And they made.

Comcast NBCUniversal awards $45000 in scholarships to Twin Cities seniors  Insight News

Comcast Twin Cities has awarded $45000 in scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year to 41 graduating high school seniors as part of the company's annual ...

Adapted softball team going to state | MN South News  New Prague Times

The New Prague Adapted Softball team defeated Anoka-Hennepin 10-5 Thursday, May 24, to qualify for the State CI Adapted Softball Tournament, which will be ...

Anoka-Hennepin schools: Gay bullying has eased after lawsuit settlement  Pioneer Press

Ann Lindsey remembers feeling scared and hot when she made the phone call. It was Aug. 25, 2010. The middle-school teacher was sitting in her car outside ...

Lakeville principal, charged with stalking, also faces burglary charge  Star Tribune

More criminal accusations have been leveled against a Lakeville school principal who has been on leave since January. Chris Endicott — charged earlier this ...

Defending champions hope to repeat in adapted softball state tournament  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Defending adapted softball state champions Robbinsdale/Hopkins/Mound Westonka and St. Cloud Area bring undefeated records into their title defenses.

Robins inch closer to another PI adapted softball title  Minneapolis Star Tribune

The Robbinsdale/Hopkins/Mound Westonka Robins continued its quest for a second straight state title in the PI Division of the Adapted Softball state tournament ...

AVID helps Anoka-Hennepin grads aim higher  Minneapolis Star Tribune

The AVID program at two high schools in the Anoka-Hennepin district gives students tools to go beyond the middle of the pack.

Survivors: Four siblings bring competitive fire to adapted sports powerhouse  Star Tribune

Sports have continued John and Susan France's mission to raise well-rounded children regardless of their challenges. "You think about all the kids that are ...

Open enrollment an impossibility at three Anoka-Hennepin schools  ECM Publishers

The Anoka-Hennepin School District connected earlier this month with families taking advantage of open enrollment and in-district transfer options.

Ask us: What do you want to know about rental scooters?  Star Tribune

Follow the StarTribune for the news, photos and videos from the Twin Cities and beyond.

Adapted Trojans travel to Andover for playoffs | MN South News  New Prague Times

The New Prague Trojan Adapted Softball team lost its regular season finale to Burnsville/Farmington/Lakeville 11-10 on Wednesday, May 16.

Hennepin Theatre Trust Announces Its 2017-2018 Spotlight Education Jimmy Award And Triple Threat Award Finalists  Broadway World

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced its 2017-2018 finalists for the Jimmy Awards and Triple Threat Awards. Twenty-six high school musical theatre students ...

Robbinsdale/Hopkins/Mound Westonka and St. Cloud win adapted softball state titles  Star Tribune

Adapted softball teams Robbinsdale/Hopkins/Mound Westonka and St. Cloud each won a state championship their coaches never imagined possible. Both the ...

Forum tackles topic of the sex trade in the suburbs  Minneapolis Star Tribune

The Anoka County Sheriff and Anoka-Hennepin Schools are teaming up to educate teens and families about human trafficking happening in the county and ...

Anoka-Hennepin improves graduation odds for older students  Minneapolis Star Tribune

A three-year-old program in the Anoka-Hennepin district has boosted graduation numbers for 18- to 21-year-olds.

Family Members Recall Man Killed in Fridley Fire  KSTP

Firefighters say the man family members identified as DJ Wasserman died after he was trapped on the second floor of a home in the 300 block of Hugo Street ...

Being Prairie View Elementary's principal a dream job for Thames  SW News Media

Felicia Thames said she was motivated to become a school principal because of her next-door neighbor's influence.

Huskies have five players from UMD, St. Scholastica on roste...  Duluth News Tribune

From the first time St. Scholastica pitcher Martin Alcoverde heard that Duluth had a team in the Northwoods League, his goal was to play for the Duluth Huskies.

Anoka High Hall of Fame, Class of '11  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Anoka High School has established a Hall of Fame and will induct the first class at 6 p.m. Thursday at the school auditorium, 3939 7th Av. N., Anoka. A reception ...

Anoka County Sheriff's Office has state's first mobile digital forensics lab  Minneapolis Star Tribune

The Anoka County Sheriff's Office has a new tool to quickly gather digital evidence at crime scenes. The office converted an old ambulance — donated by Allina ...

House District 36A Voters Guide: Stephenson vs. Maresh  ECM Publishers

Minnesota House District 36A is currently represented by Rep. Mark Uglem (R). House District 36A includes Champlin and a portion of Coon Rapids.

Adapted Softball: Thunderbolts head back to state softball t...  South Washington County Bulletin

It's back to state for the South Washington County Thunderbolts. The Thunderbolts qualified with a fairly easy 18-5 section win over the visiting ...

Meet the candidates for Anoka-Hennepin, St. Francis school boards  Minneapolis Star Tribune

North metro voters will fill three of six seats in the Anoka-Hennepin district and four of seven in St. Francis.

Notebook: SSC players going to state tennis | Sports  ECM Publishers

Eastview's team and individuals from Eastview, Eagan and Lakeville South will be among the South Suburban Conference's representatives at the state Class ...

High school state softball brackets will get filled this week  Star Tribune

The 32 entrants in the expanded — a fourth class has been added — state softball tournament will be determined this week. The state tournament is June 9-10 ...

Eagle Brook megachurch adds a site with Kmart buy Press

Minnesota's biggest church, Eagle Brook Church, is getting bigger — with the purchase of a new church site in Anoka.

Softball adapts to special needs students | Local  Press Pubs

CIRCLE PINES—Ask not what your team can do for you. Ask what you can do for your team. Will Kastenmeier, a junior in the special needs program at ...

Adapted softball championships  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Gallery: Robins base runner Hayley Engebretsen fell to the ground as Anoka-Hennepin's Tyler Ezell (left) and Joey Manion made the defensive play.

Eagle Brook Church will begin holding Sunday services at Wayzata High School in March  SW News Media

WAYZATA — Eagle Brook Church, a mobile church with seven campuses, will open at Wayzata High School on March 4.

Assault victim determined to STOP domestic and sexual violence  Coon Rapids ECM Publishers

When she was just 12 years old, Maegan Stepp was abducted by a man who held her at knifepoint and threatened her with rape.

Dakota United wins PI Division state title, North Suburban CI title in adapted softball  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Senior Grayson Nicolay fueled Dakota United's first Physically Impaired Division title since 2008 while junior Anthony Bengtson swung a hot bat for North ...

Meet the driving forces behind adapted softball powerhouses  Minneapolis Star Tribune

They compete on different teams and in different divisions, yet play the same position and assume a catalyst role. Anthony Bengtson and Riley Wisniewski, top ...

Twin Cities principal found in a fish house in northwest Minn....  Daily Globe

LAKEVILLE, Minn.—Criminal allegations against a Lakeville middle school principal, who was found in a fish house in northwest Minnesota last week, continue ...

Adrenaline Sports Center moves to Ramsey | Community  ECM Publishers

A 56000-square-foot indoor athletic facility with turf fields and courts is now open in Ramsey.

Sisters made right call in officiating high-school adapted sports  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Siblings Michelle Schneider and Jacki Wincek are rare female officials working Minnesota high school adapted soccer, floor hockey and softball games. Players ...

New Blaine police chief brings over 20 years of local experience  Press Pubs

BLAINE — After receiving 46 applications from candidates in 13 states and conducting an extensive vetting process over many months, the city of Blaine has ...

Ann Marie Hanrahan, 3M attorney who championed legal rights for foster children, dies at 58  Star Tribune

Ann Marie Hanrahan was busy, first as a partner at a Minneapolis law firm, then as a vice president at 3M. But the attorney always made time for her youngest ...

Court Appearance by Lakeville Middle School Principal Delayed

March 08, 2018 04:56 PM. A scheduled court appearance Thursday by a Lakeville middle school principal facing stalking and burglary charges has been ...

Beating the Odds: Which Minnesota schools are scoring better than expected?  Minneapolis Star Tribune

A Star Tribune analysis of standardized math and reading test scores can determine whether schools are doing better than their demographics would suggest.

Unger-Grice-Patil  West Central Tribune

Unger-Grice-Patil. Alexandra Unger, of Willmar, MN and Zachary Grice-Patil, of the Minneapolis area, are engaged to be married at Mount Olivet Lutheran ...

Adapted softball: Raiders repeat as state runners-up  Post-Bulletin

COON RAPIDS -- For a second consecutive year, the Rochester Raiders played for a state championship.

St. Thomas Academy recognized as first “HEARTSafe” school in the state  Lillie News

Erin Hinrichs. Students at St. Thomas Academy participate in a hands-only CPR training. (submitted photo). St. Thomas Academy's Cadet Col. Connor Duffy ...

Paul Allen from KFAN to Host 1st Annual SPIRIT Walk Saturday, May 20 Blaine High School/Bunker Hills Park  PR Web

The goal of the SPIRIT Walk is to raise at least $200,000 to offset student activity fee and equipment costs at local high schools. Those high schools include: ...

Watchdog: Graduation means pomp and circumstance and fees  Pioneer Press

This spring, a letter sent to parents from Red Wing High School admonished seniors to forgo “skip day” and gave details about the school's upcoming graduation ...

Trophy tales: Five deer hunting short stories  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minnesota's 2013 deer season soon will be history, but tales from deer camps around the state will be told for years.

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