School principals in Minneapolis sign their concern over violent crime in the city

School Principals In Minneapolis Sign Their Concern Over Violent Crime In The City

Clients involved. WCCO reports:Several Minneapolis high schools posted a statement on social media Thursday about what they call “increased levels of violent crime” in the city. … The statement was posted on Facebook pages for Edison, Washburn, North, FAIR School Downtown, Patrick Henry and Roosevelt and signed “Your Minneapolis Public High School Principals.” … ‘Many of us have experienced even more violent incidents in recent days that directly affect our students; especially when school is out,” the statement reads. … It asks students and staff to ‘stay vigilant, stick together and don’t linger.’”

Meeting the taxpayers half way through. Jana Hollingsworth of the Star Tribune reports: “Minnesota Power Wednesday proposed a reduced mid-term rate hike to its retail customers, following last week’s filing with state regulators. … On Nov. 1, the Duluth-based utility proposed to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) a 17.58% increase in the electricity rate, or $108 million. The company requested an interim rate increase of 14.2% for all customers, which would take effect in January and would remain until the PUC, which must approve any increase, makes a decision. … The new proposed interim increase is 7.1%. Average residential customers would see a monthly increase of $5.89 in January.

Q&A with LaTrisha Vetaw. The spokesman recorder’s RB King reports: “The Minneapolis City Council will have a majority of BIPOC members from the time the newly elected members take their seats in January. In the coming weeks, the MSR will give our readers the opportunity to get to know them and their thoughts on the pressing issues in the city, especially those pertaining to Communities of Color. … This week we kick off with representatives from Minneapolis’ predominantly Black North Side, starting with LaTrisha Vetaw.

New school board members in the suburbs. For Sahan Journal, Becky Z. Dernbach reports: “The schools in Burnsville have changed a lot since Suad Said graduated in 2005. … The local Somali community was much smaller when she went to school. She had only a few teachers and counselors who understood the demands of her family life, who helped to care for her family, and to translate for her parents. … Now the district is sending parents information translated into Somali. Her children learn about Somali culture at school. … And this fall, going beyond Sue, Suad became the first Somali American school board member elected in the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage district. … Voters in Rosemount–Apple Valley–Eagan and St. Louis Park also elected their first Somali school board members this fall.

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