The ability to contain wildfires has more to do with favorable weather conditions than resources, according to Lee Frelich, director of the U of M’s Center for Forest Ecology.
A new study found that rising temperatures are projected to expose outdoor workers to hazardous heat conditions that will put both their health and wages at risk.
Tuesday night, board members of St. Paul Public Schools unanimously passed a mask mandate. Here’s a look at what Minneapolis, Anoka-Hennepin and Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan districts are doing as well.
In small towns like Pequot Lakes, back-to-school nights and open houses often feel like family reunions. But teachers worry this year might be different.
What this means for the controversial plan to operate a copper-nickel mine near the BWCA.
While we’re unlikely to see this year’s unique combination of heat, drought and pollution, we could see more frequent wildfires as the climate changes, experts say.
The Minnesota Department of Education is in the midst of a review of the state’s social studies standards, which will set the framework for what students will learn in their social studies classes for the next 10 years.
While the U.S. government signed a series of treaties with the Anishinaabe people, including the Ojibwe, between 1825 and 1867, the most significant are those of 1837, 1854 and 1855.
Where some supporters and opponents of Line 3 see the Minnesota project and Keystone XL as largely similar issues, there are some major and minor differences between the pipeline proposals.
Their bill failed to pass this session, but Rep. Ami Wazlawik, DFL-White Bear Lake, and Sen. Karin Housley, R-Stillwater, plan to introduce the bipartisan measure to restrict HOAs again next year.
Interpreting students’ success requires also considering student proficiency rates, realistic time frames, individual district results and other factors, educators say.
As the company restarted construction this week, opponents of the project geared up for a wave of larger demonstrations aimed at slowing or stopping the pipeline.
Most Minneapolis City Council members sign on to a letter seeking increased monitoring and an end to any activity on the north Minneapolis site.
“There was a time when community colleges had an inverse relationship with the economy. The economy’s up, enrollments down; economy’s down, enrollments up. Well, we’re in a new norm,” said Kay Frances-Garland of Saint Paul College.
Protesters demonstrated in Minneapolis in support of Palestinians on Tuesday, as several Jewish organizations expressed solidarity with Israel.
“I think it shows that when it comes to the issues, there are areas where we can come together,” said Rep. Jamie Long, “and that includes making sure that we have a workforce that is inclusive, that is ready for taking the jobs.”
“It’s a very scary feeling to know that all this is happening right outside of our doors, right in our streets, right in our community, and it feels like we’re not supported or not cared for in a way that we should be,” said student Aniya Bailey.
The Minnesota Department of Education is required to spend some of the funds on addressing learning loss, through enrichment — i.e. learning activities beyond the school day, including after-school programs — and summer learning.