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Judge calls transgender student’s locker room case against Anoka-Hennepin ‘too important’ to dismiss  St. Paul Pioneer Press

A judge is allowing a transgender student's lawsuit against the Anoka-Hennepin school district to move forward on discrimination claims related to locker room ...

Judge allows trans suit against MN high school locker rooms to proceed  Lifesite

The gender-confused girl claims that putting her in an 'enhanced-privacy bathroom' is discrimination.

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 ...

Coon Rapids High School sweethearts marry in Andover 46 years later  ECM Publishers

When two Coon Rapids High School juniors began dating in 1973, they had no idea they'd tie the knot 46 year later.

Coon Rapids High School DECA teacher honored for business education efforts  ECM Publishers

A Coon Rapids High School teacher was recently honored for his 20-year career helping students learn about business and leadership.

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 ...

'Bring It On' - Coon Rapids High School brings cheerleading musical to the stage  ECM Publishers

Coon Rapids High School students will cheer for “Bring It On: The Musical,” which premieres at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 25, and runs through Saturday, May 4.

All hail Coon Rapids High School 2018 homecoming royalty  ECM Publishers

Coon Rapids High School had its 2018 homecoming coronation Sept. 25. The king and queen were Andrew Truong and Destini Artis.

CRHS graduates minted in Mariucci Arena | Free  ECM Publishers

The 54th Annual Coon Rapids High School Commencement celebrated 516 newly minted high school graduates.

Police: Author of threat at Northdale Middle School discovered (updated)  ECM Publishers

The author of a threatening note found at Northdale Middle School has been identified, and there is no ongoing threat, according to Capt. Jon Urquhart of the ...

Minnesota Wants To Intervene In Transgender Student’s Lawsuit  WCCO | CBS Minnesota

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

Jail time for embezzling Coon Rapids hockey booster club funds  ECM Publishers

A Coon Rapids woman will spend up to 90 days in jail and pay restitution for tens of thousands of dollars she stole from the Coon Rapids High School hockey.

Transgender Student Sues Anoka-Hennepin School District Over Locker room Access  Alpha News MN

A Coon Rapids High School student who is female but identifies as male, is suing the school for the accommodations they made for her after they allowed for her ...

High school sweethearts of 1973 just married, 46 years later  Forest Lake Lowdown

Jeff Blair, who grew up in Blaine, and Cindy Syverson, who grew up in Coon Rapids, dated on and off beginning in 1973 during their junior year at Coon Rapids.

District 11 prepares Fit for the Future phase 2 | Education  ECM Publishers

The Anoka-Hennepin School District is preparing for round two of its “Fit for the Future” construction projects districtwide.

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 ...

'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 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 ...

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.

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.

Coon Rapids grad named head coach at New Haven  ECM Publishers

Coon Rapids High School graduate Christa Cooper (Jung) was recently named as the University of New Haven's fourth women's volleyball coach in the 43-year ...

Anoka-Hennepin schools sued for transgender discrimination  Minneapolis Star Tribune

The parent of a transgender teenager has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the Anoka-Hennepin School District.

Douglas “Doug” Patrick Rocheleau, 34, Coon Rapids  WJON News

Services celebrating the life of Doug Rocheleau age 34 of Coon Rapids will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, July 6 at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home Chapel in St. Cloud.

Coon Rapids sophomore athlete recovers from rare stroke

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

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 ...

Anoka woman admits to embezzling over $36,000 from Coon Rapids Hockey Boosters  KMSP-TV

An Anoka woman has been charged after she admitted to embezzling over $36000 from the Coon Rapids High School Hockey Booster Club.

Coon Rapids Hockey Booster Club says thousands of dollars embezzled from account  KMSP-TV

Coon Rapids High School Boys Hockey is scrambling to re-raise money they say was embezzled from its booster club bank accounts by an Anoka woman.

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.

Excellent Educator: Tim McLean Of Coon Rapids High School  CBS Local

COON RAPIDS, Minn. (WCCO) — It's the middle of May, and that means the school year is winding down. But for one teacher in Coon Rapids, it also means his ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Scott Named Director of Hockey Operations - University of Minnesota Athletics  Minnesota Gophers

Jessica Scott has joined the Gopher women's hockey staff as director of operations.

Minnesota sues school district for making trans student use 'enhanced' locker room  The Christian Post

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights is suing a school district that built an “enhanced” locker room to accommodate the privacy needs of a biologically ...

Best High Schools Ranked In The Twin Cities Metro: U.S. News  Maple Grove, MN Patch

Best High Schools Ranked In Twin Cities Metro - Maple Grove, MN - Here are top 100 schools in the Twin Cities metro, according to new rankings from U.S. ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Former Lakeville middle school principal sentenced on burglary, stalking, ID theft charges  KSTP

June 17, 2019 06:28 PM. A former Lakeville middle school principal who pleaded guilty to charges of stalking, burglary and identity theft was sentenced Monday ...

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.

6 Anoka-Hennepin educators named candidates for Minnesota Teacher of the Year  ECM Publishers

Six Anoka-Hennepin educators have been named candidates for Education Minnesota's 2018 Minnesota Teacher of the Year award. In an unusual twist, all six ...

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, ...

Police: Coon Rapids teen shot girlfriend, killed himself Press

A teenage boy apparently accidentally shot his girlfriend in his mother's apartment Monday before running from the scene and committing suicide with the same ...

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 ...

Andover teen survives stroke | Free  ECM Publishers

A 16-year-old Andover boy recently recovered after suffering an unexpected stroke, coincidentally on Oct. 29 – National Stroke Awareness Day.

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 ...

Construction ahead in District 11 | ABC Newspapers  ECM Publishers

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

Ten high school senior men to be honored during Rites of Passage  Insight News

Jack and Jill of America Inc., Minneapolis Chapter, will host its annual Rites of Passage Community Celebration March 9 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, ...

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.

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 ...

Coon Rapids boys' basketball rebound comes with lots of pride  Minneapolis Star Tribune

When Mike Ogorek became the Coon Rapids boys' basketball coach in 2013, he inherited a complete rebuilding project. A year before Ogorek's arrival, the ...

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 ...

Notebook: New coaches in SSC boys hockey | Sports  ECM Publishers

Jake Taylor, a Lakeville North High School boys hockey assistant coach since 2013, is the Panthers' new head coach.

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 ...

Anoka-Hennepin sees increasing diversity | Sun Focus  ECM Publishers

Anoka-Hennepin families speak a total of 138 different languages at home, up from 86 just last year.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

David Law takes the helm of the state's largest school district and returns to his roots  Minneapolis Star Tribune

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

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 ...

Richfield's Ali primed for more national hardware | Richfield  ECM Publishers

Richfield's own Obsa Ali, the Minnesota Gophers' reigning 3000-meter steeplechase NCAA champion, already successfully defended his Big Ten Conference ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Robbinsdale/Hopkins/Mound Westonka and St. Cloud Area repeat as adapted softball state champs  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 ...

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.

Four France siblings bring competitive advantage to Anoka-Hennepin's adapted softball team  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 ...

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 ...

Lakeville Middle School Principal Sentenced For Theft, Stalking  Apple Valley, MN Patch

Lakeville Middle School Principal Sentenced - Apple Valley-Rosemount, MN - Christopher J. Endicott, 51, of Apple Valley, was sentenced Monday in connection ...

Anoka County Board appoints new surveyor | Free  ECM Publishers

By Peter Bodley. Contributing Writer. Chuck Gitzen was appointed Anoka County Surveyor by the Anoka County Board Feb. 27. Gitzen's term runs four years, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

Gen. Jon Trost to speak at kickoff for veterans preservation project  ECM Publishers

The Anoka County Historical Society will host a brunch at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Federal Cartridge Clubhouse in Anoka featuring high-ranking military ...

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.

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...

Adapted softball championships  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Adapted softball championships at Coon Rapids High School.

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 ...

This award adds up: Longtime math teacher Hewitt named Bemidji Teacher of the Year  Bemidji Pioneer

BEMIDJI--A Bemidji High School math teacher is Bemidji Area Schools' teacher of the year. The Bemidji Education Association named Terry Hewitt its Teacher ...

“I need to do this kind of work the rest of my life.”  Bethel University News

May 16, 2019 | 1 p.m.. Lauren Peffley '09 is dedicating her life to social justice efforts. After being inspired as a Bethel student to work with International Justice ...

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 ...

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

Lakeville school official was previously charged with stalking detective.

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.

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 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 ...

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.

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: ...

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.

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 ...

'Cheers for Beers' gears up for second annual event  ECM Publishers

HeightsNExt is set to host its second annual Cheers for Beers event on Friday, May 17 at Murzyn Hall in Columbia Heights.

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 ...

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 ...

Correction for Sept. 2, 2018  Star Tribune

A story on B4 Saturday gave the wrong ZIP codes for a 2010 study on life expectancy in north Minneapolis. The study found lower life expectancy in 55411 and ...

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