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  • Employment numbers show tough field for graduates

    Employment numbers show tough field for graduates

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:36 PM EDT2014-04-23 01:36:26 GMT

    Although the unemployment rate is low, getting a job in Minnesota might take a lot longer than a lot of graduates may expect according to a study that focused on those who got a degree in 2011.

    Although the unemployment rate is low, getting a job in Minnesota might take a lot longer than a lot of graduates may expect according to a study that focused on those who got a degree in 2011.


  • RACE NOT A FACTOR: Supreme Court upholds Michigan affirmative action ban

    RACE NOT A FACTOR: Supreme Court upholds Michigan affirmative action ban

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-04-22 19:29:19 GMT
    The Supreme Court has upheld Michigan's affirmative action ban, ruling that the state has the right to determine whether racial preferences can be considered in college admissions. In a 6-2 ruling on Tuesday, the justices said that a lower federal court was wrong to set aside the change as discriminatory.
    The Supreme Court has upheld Michigan's affirmative action ban, ruling that the state has the right to determine whether racial preferences can be considered in college admissions. In a 6-2 ruling on Tuesday, the justices said that a lower federal court was wrong to set aside the change as discriminatory.
  • PHOTOS: 100+ gather in protest of Condoleezza Rice speech

    PHOTOS: 100+ protest Condoleezza Rice speech

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:47 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:47:17 GMT
    As promised, dozens gathered outside Northrup Auditorium on the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus to protest a scheduled speech from former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
    As promised, dozens gathered outside Northrup Auditorium on the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus to protest a scheduled speech from former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
  • STUDENT DROWNING: Family attorney says horseplay a possible factor

    STUDENT DROWNING: Horseplay a possible factor

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:16 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:16:19 GMT
    The attorney representing the family of Abdullahi Charif, the seventh-grade student who drowned during gym class shared some shocking new revelations with Fox 9 News about the tragic death.
    The attorney representing the family of Abdullahi Charif, the seventh-grade student who drowned during gym class shared some shocking new revelations with Fox 9 News about the tragic death.
  • TOP TEACHER: Justin Helget

    TOP TEACHER: Justin Helget

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:58 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:58:39 GMT
    On Thursday, Fox 9's Randy Meier headed out of the studio to deliver the 7th Top Teacher award to Justin Helget, a fifth-grade teacher at North Intermediate School in St. Peter, Minn.
    On Thursday, Fox 9's Randy Meier headed out of the studio to deliver the 7th Top Teacher award to Justin Helget, a fifth-grade teacher at North Intermediate School in St. Peter, Minn.
  • U of M faculty sign petition against Condoleezza Rice speech

    U of M faculty sign petition against Condoleezza Rice speech

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:09 PM EDT2014-04-17 01:09:55 GMT
    This week, hundreds of faculty members from the University of Minnesota signed a petition to state their opposition to the impending visit of former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
    This week, hundreds of faculty members from the University of Minnesota signed a petition to state their opposition to the impending visit of former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
  • VIDEO: Wisconsin man with Down syndrome accepted to college

    VIDEO: Wisconsin man with Down syndrome accepted to college

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-04-16 15:19:19 GMT
    "I got accepted! Yes! Dad, you rock! I love you!" Those were the words of Little Chute. Wis. high school senior Noah VanVooren, after learning he has been accepted to Edgewood College in Madison, Wis.
    "I got accepted! Yes! Dad, you rock! I love you!" Those were the words of Little Chute. Wis. high school senior Noah VanVooren, after learning he has been accepted to Edgewood College in Madison, Wis.
  • McNally Smith students to open for Youngblood Brass Band

    McNally Smith students to open for Youngblood Brass Band

    Monday, April 14 2014 11:35 PM EDT2014-04-15 03:35:54 GMT
    A popular brass band that got its start in Wisconsin that traveled north is doing more than teaching a group of metro college students a thing or two about music -- they'll be sharing the stage.
    A popular brass band that got its start in Wisconsin that traveled north is doing more than teaching a group of metro college students a thing or two about music -- they'll be sharing the stage.
  • 7 tragedies strike St. Louis Park School District in recent years

    7 tragedies strike St. Louis Park School District in recent years

    Friday, April 11 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-04-11 13:42:48 GMT
    As the St. Louis Park School District works to help students cope with the loss of 18-year-old Evan McManus, many are struggling with the weight of several recent losses to strike the community.
    As the St. Louis Park School District works to help students cope with the loss of 18-year-old Evan McManus, many are struggling with the weight of several recent losses to strike the community.
  • Students at St. Louis Park High School mourn loss of missing hikers

    St. Louis Park High School students mourn missing hikers

    Thursday, April 10 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-04-10 21:24:42 GMT
    With the search for a missing father and son from St. Louis Park called off in the Colorado mountains, friends of Evan McManus are now beginning to grieve the senior who did not return from spring break.
    With the search for a missing father and son from St. Louis Park called off in the Colorado mountains, friends of Evan McManus are now beginning to grieve the senior who did not return from spring break.
  • TOP TEACHER: Stephen Kemp

    TOP TEACHER: Stephen Kemp

    Thursday, April 10 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-04-10 18:06:49 GMT
    Stephen Kemp, a math teacher at St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, became a Fox9's fifth Top Teacher for 2014.
    Stephen Kemp, a math teacher at St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, became a Fox9's fifth Top Teacher for 2014.
  • CPR SAVES: Teen uses skills learned in class to save sister

    CPR SAVES: Teen uses skills learned in class to save sister

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-04-09 04:04:45 GMT
    A pair of sisters from Chaska, Minn., say you should never underestimate the importance of knowing how to perform CPR because the skills learned in an 8th grade class are the reason both are alive now.
    A pair of sisters from Chaska, Minn., say you should never underestimate the importance of knowing how to perform CPR because the skills learned in an 8th grade class are the reason both are alive now.
  • Jack Jablonski to attend prom with ESPN's Michelle Beadle

    Jack Jablonski to attend prom with ESPN's Michelle Beadle

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 10:55 PM EDT2014-04-09 02:55:23 GMT
    In a few weeks, Jack Jablonski will bring a very special guest to his prom now that leaders at Benilde-St. Margaret have agreed to allow ESPN's Michelle Beadle, host of Sports Nation, to attend.
    In a few weeks, high school sweethearts will sway at proms across the Twin Cities -- but the big event at Benilde-St. Margaret will have some extra star power now that Michelle Beadle can attend as Jack Jablonski's "special guest."
  • TOP TEACHER: Chris Hauer

    TOP TEACHER: Chris Hauer

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-04-08 23:53:23 GMT
    Congratulations to Chris Hauer, the fourth educator to be named a Fox 9 Top Teacher and win $900 toward school supplies from Royal Credit Union and a Subway sandwich party for 100 friends.
    Congratulations to Chris Hauer, the fourth educator to be named a Fox 9 Top Teacher and win $900 toward school supplies from Royal Credit Union and a Subway sandwich party for 100 friends.
  • TOP TEACHER: Debra Hibbard

    TOP TEACHER: Debra Hibbard

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-04-08 23:39:58 GMT
    Congratulations to Debra Hibbard, the third to be named a Fox 9 Top Teacher and win $900 toward school supplies and a Subway sandwich party for 100 friends.
    Congratulations to Debra Hibbard, the third to be named a Fox 9 Top Teacher and win $900 toward school supplies and a Subway sandwich party for 100 friends.
  • A TRUE HERO: Minn. boy's report honors fallen Army Ranger

    A TRUE HERO: Minn. boy's report honors fallen Army Ranger

    Sunday, April 6 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-04-06 23:29:28 GMT
    Many Minnesota kids might say their mother, their father or maybe Joe Mauer is their hero, but one 10-year-old who was so moved by a presentation a veteran's mother gave told Fox 9 News he found a new one.
    Many Minnesota kids might say their mother, their father or maybe Joe Mauer is their hero, but one 10-year-old who was so moved by a presentation a veteran's mother gave told Fox 9 News he found a new one.
  • #FREEREID: Fox 9 cameras barred from Rogers High School Q&A

    #FREEREID: Fox 9 cameras barred from Rogers High School Q&A

    Thursday, April 3 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-04-04 02:10:01 GMT
    Social media and schools -- it's a combination that can seem to do more harm than good, and on Thursday night, a group of parents met with Rogers High School administrators to talk about it.
    Social media and schools -- it's a combination that can seem to do more harm than good, and on Thursday night, a group of parents met with Rogers High School administrators to talk about it.
  • Minn. Senate passes anti-bullying bill by 5-vote margin

    Minn. Senate passes anti-bullying bill by 5-vote margin

    Thursday, April 3 2014 8:55 PM EDT2014-04-04 00:55:13 GMT
    On Thursday night, the legislation that has come to be known as the "bullying bill" narrowly passed a vote in the Minnesota Senate with every Republican and three Democrats voting against.
    On Thursday night, the legislation that has come to be known as the "bullying bill" narrowly passed a vote in the Minnesota Senate with every Republican and three Democrats voting against.
  • PHOTOS: Ricky Rubio meets students at Anwatin Middle School

    PHOTOS: Ricky Rubio meets students at Anwatin Middle School

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-04-01 21:21:45 GMT
    Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio visited Anwatin Middle School in Minneapolis on Tuesday, where he spoke about the importance of healthy eating and active lifestyles
    Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio visited Anwatin Middle School in Minneapolis on Tuesday, where he spoke about the importance of healthy eating and active lifestyles
  • New York senior accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools

    New York senior accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 9:47 AM EDT2014-04-01 13:47:29 GMT
    A high school senior from Long Island has been accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools.
    A high school senior from Long Island has been accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools.
  • Why some at U of M want Condoleeza Rice speech canceled

    Why some at U of M want Condoleeza Rice speech canceled

    Friday, March 28 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-03-28 15:29:29 GMT
    Some students and faculty at the University of Minnesota are calling on the school to rescind a speaking engagement invitation to Condoleezza Rice.
    Some students and faculty at the University of Minnesota are calling on the school to rescind a speaking engagement invitation to Condoleezza Rice.
  • Special education TA accused of sending nude photo to student

    Special education TA accused of sending nude photo to student

    Thursday, March 27 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-03-28 03:34:13 GMT
    Just last week, St. Paul public school officials got an earful from parents after a janitor was accused of peeping. Now, details of more alleged misconduct at Linwood Monroe Arts Plus are emerging.
    Just last week, St. Paul public school officials got an earful from parents of Linwood Monroe Arts Plus students after a janitor was accused of peeping. Now, details of more alleged misconduct are emerging.
  • St. Paul school officials get earful about peeping janitor

    St. Paul school officials get earful about peeping janitor

    Monday, March 24 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-03-25 02:51:26 GMT
    On Monday night, parents got a chance to ask school leaders why they didn't learn a 30-year employee of the St. Paul Public School system had been accused of peeping on young boys until the media did.
    On Monday night, parents got a chance to ask school leaders why they didn't learn a 30-year employee of the St. Paul Public School system had been accused of peeping on young boys until the media did -- and they didn't hold back.
  • LAWMAKER IMMUNITY: Students seek end to in-session DUI exception

    LAWMAKER IMMUNITY: Students seek end to in-session DUI exception

    Thursday, March 20 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-03-21 02:26:37 GMT
    Under current state law, a Minnesota lawmaker cannot be arrested if they are pulled over while driving drunk during the legislative session -- but a group of students is hoping to change that.
    Under current state law, a Minnesota lawmaker cannot be arrested if they are pulled over while driving drunk during the legislative session -- but a group of students is hoping to change that.
  • CHARGES: St. Paul janitor peeked under bathroom stall, smiled at boy

    CHARGES: St. Paul janitor peeked under bathroom stall, smiled at boy

    Thursday, March 20 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-03-20 22:15:36 GMT
    Criminal charges filed Thursday offer a detailed account of why Walter Happel, a 30-year employee of the St. Paul Public School District, was placed on leave and ultimately resigned before his arrest.
    Criminal charges filed Thursday offer a detailed account of why Walter Happel, a 30-year employee of the St. Paul Public School District, was placed on leave and ultimately resigned before his arrest.
  • St. Paul janitor accused of inappropriate behavior before

    St. Paul janitor accused of inappropriate behavior before

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-03-20 02:20:31 GMT
    When police arrested Walter Happel earlier this week, he was booked on suspicion of interfering with privacy -- but Fox 9 News has learned he was accused of inappropriate behavior before.
    When police arrested Walter Happel earlier this week, he was booked on suspicion of interfering with privacy -- but Fox 9 News has learned he was accused of inappropriate behavior before.
  • U of M researchers make Big Bang breakthrough

    U of M researchers make Big Bang breakthrough

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-03-18 15:46:39 GMT
    A group of astronomers say they now have evidence the Big Bang was immediately followed by an incredible growth spurt.
    A group of astronomers say they now have evidence the Big Bang was immediately followed by an incredible growth spurt.
  • Proposal targets for-profit colleges over student debt

    Proposal targets for-profit colleges over student debt

    Friday, March 14 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-03-14 16:07:31 GMT
    The Obama administration is proposing new rules designed to protect students at for-profit colleges from amassing huge debt they can't pay off.
    The Obama administration is proposing new rules designed to protect students at for-profit colleges from amassing huge debt they can't pay off -- and still pass judicial muster after a previous version was thrown out by a federal judge.
  • Resignation, allegations rock Linwood-Monroe school in St. Paul

    Resignation, allegations rock Linwood-Monroe school in St. Paul

    Thursday, March 13 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-03-13 23:14:53 GMT
    Families in the St. Paul School District are just beginning learning details about a 30-year employee who resigned after he was accused of inappropriate conduct involving a student late last month.
    Families in the St. Paul School District are just beginning learning details about a 30-year employee who resigned after he was accused of inappropriate conduct involving a student late last month.
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