Four decades ago, cities across the country were being forced by the courts to desegregate their schools through busing. At the same time, a group of parents in south Minneapolis, some black, some white, persuaded the city's school board to voluntarily bus students between two schools to make both schools more diverse.
MPR reporter Brandt Williams was one of the thousands of students in the mid-1970s who participated in the Hale/Field pairing in an attempt to make schools more racially diverse.
Amy Senser now almost certainly faces prison time after a Hennepin County jury found her guilty Thursday of two felony counts of criminal vehicular homicide.
A Hennepin County jury broke off deliberations Wednesday night in the vehicular homicide trial of Amy Senser without reaching a verdict.
A Hennepin County jury has found Amy Senser guilty of two of three felony counts of criminal vehicular homicide in her hit-and-run trial.
Hennepin County jury deliberations begin in the trial of whether Amy Senser, wife of former Viking Joe Senser, accused of three counts of criminal vehicular homicide.
Amy Senser, charged with three counts of criminal vehicular homicide, testified that she had no idea she struck and killed Anousone Phanthavong.
After she took the witness stand on Monday afternoon in her hit-and-run vehicular homicide trial, the first question defense attorney Eric Nelson asked his client Amy Senser was, "Are you nervous?"
Amy Senser is expected to take the stand this morning in her own defense during her trial in Hennepin County District Court. Senser, the wife of former Minnesota Viking Joe Senser, is on trial for three counts of criminal vehicular homicide.
After detailing the size and estimated speed of Amy Senser's Mercedez SUV, and the height and weight of the man her vehicle struck and killed last August, an accident reconstruction expert for the Minnesota State Patrol testified Friday that the impact would have felt more powerful than just striking a construction cone.
Amy Senser's youngest daughter testified Thursday that she had no reason to think her mom had been drinking the night Anousone Phanthavong was killed.
During the fourth day of the Amy Senser hit-and-run trial, a family friend says she had text message conversations with Senser the day after the crash that killed Anousone Phathavong.
Former Minnesota Viking Joe Senser is expected to continue testifying on the fourth day of the vehicular homicide trial of his wife, Amy Senser.
Former Minnesota Viking Joe Senser testified Wednesday in the hit-and-run trial of his wife, Amy Senser, saying she told him she thought she had hit a construction cone.
Relatives of the victim and the accused testified Tuesday on the second day of the hit-and-run trial of Amy Senser.