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St. Paul Charter School Under Investigation for 3rd Time in 2 Years

The Community School of Excellence, a St. Paul charter school, faces another investigation. This time Concordia University, the school's authorizer, is investigating school enrollment practices and reporting its findings to the Minnesota Department of Educatio. CSE faces allegations that it illegally enrolled 4-year-old students...



  • Source: Mpls. Police Paying 'Significant' Overtime in 3 Precincts

    A police source tells 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS that Minneapolis Police paid "significant" overtime in June to cover short-staffed shifts in three of city's five precincts. The Minneapolis Police Department would like 850 police on the streets but right now have only about 780 on patrol. This shortage is due, in large part, to a lot of retirements the past couple of years...

  • Audit: Room for Improvement in Mpls. Special Education Programs

    A newly released report gives an inside look at spending for special education students in Minneapolis from an outside auditor based in Boston. It reveals concerns about literacy, staffing and low student expectations. The findings were shared with district leaders and families at Tuesday's Minneapolis School Board Meeting...

  • EXCLUSIVE: First Look at New Anti-Gun Crime Initiative in Twin Cities

    Investigators are opening a new front in the fight against gun crime in the Twin Cities, and 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has an exclusive first look at the initiative and how it could cut down on violent crime. It's a cooperative effort involving the St. Paul Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the police departments in Minneapolis and St. Paul...

  • How Much Development Has Green Line Really Generated?

    Did the new Green Line spur billions of dollars of development? Turns out that's a complicated question. 5 EYEWITNESS News started looking into it when the Metropolitan Council said in May that the Green Line helped attract $2.5 billion worth of projects. "We think it's actually a fairly conservative estimate," Metropolitan Council Chair Susan Haigh said...  

  • Minnesota Taxpayers Spent $4M on Harbor that Doesn't Exist

    It's supposed to bring new jobs to a small Minnesota town along Lake Vermilion, but so far the Tower Harbor Project has cost taxpayers millions of dollars with no harbor - seven years later. A little more than $1 million of the project was spent on a new Highway 169 bridge over the East Two River, which flows from Tower into Lake Vermilion. The rest of the money has been spent on land acquisitions, environmental studies and engineering costs...








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