Classes start for 'turnaround schools' Today was the first day of school in most districts across Minnesota. For 30 schools that were identified earlier this year as the state's worst performers, it also marks the start of a three-year effort aimed at turning themselves around.4:50 p.m.
Wadena students head to temporary classrooms Students in Wadena, Minn., were back in school today for the first time since a tornado destroyed the town's high school back in June.
They're now splitting their time between an elementary school and classroom space offered by the local community and technical college.4:54 p.m.
West Bank era ends as Bedlam Theatre relocates An era in the West Bank of Minneapolis is coming to a close. The Bedlam Theatre, known for its experimental and renegade work, vacated its current building at its landlord's request to make way for a mosque.5:50 p.m.
Denny Hecker pleads guilty to fraud charges Denny Hecker, the fallen Twin Cities auto mogul, has pleaded guilty to two fraud charges in a plea deal that could get him a maximum of 10 years in prison. Prosecutors say Hecker's fraud cost his lenders more than $20 million in losses, and that the purpose of the scheme was to support his lavish lifestyle.5:54 p.m.