Reporter | Minneapolis K-12 schools

A native South Dakotan and a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's journalism college, Klecker has always called the Midwest home. She's worked on journalism projects in Ecuador, Nicaragua and Nepal. In her free time, she can be found reading, hiking or planning her next international trip.

Alternative high school's move brings students back to downtown Anoka

Sandburg Regional High School relocated from a leased space in Coon Rapids to the site of the former Sandburg Middle School, which closed in 2010.

Schools work to combat rising levels of chronic absenteeism

The number of students missing too much class has risen since the pandemic because of many factors, including increasing mental health challenges.

After first week of class, Minneapolis school district still needs hundreds of teachers

The district added hundreds of other new positions this year and now faces an almost 15% vacancy rate.

Do you have what it takes to lead Minneapolis Public Schools?

Applications are now open for the permanent superintendent position, with hopes of picking someone by the end of the year.

It's the first day of school for most Minnesota students. Here's what to expect.

More than 800,000 kids are back in the classroom as free meals and new school safety initiatives kick in.

Minneapolis charter school finds new North Side home after rental dispute with landlord

The Legacy of Dr. Josie R. Johnson Montessori School has moved to Family Baptist Church. The school's old landlord, Our Lady of Victory Church, has "ceased operations."

As Minnesota kids go back to class, school choice pushes districts to up their marketing strategy

Public school enrollment in the state has stalled in recent years as more families opt for private schools or homeschooling.

Minneapolis Public Schools has begun to contact families whose data was accessed in February hack

The cyberattack paralyzed computer systems across the district in February; a ransomware group claimed responsibility in March.

What happened to the Rabbit Race game at the Minnesota State Fair?

The carnival game dated back to the 1930s and was a staple at the Penny Arcade.

Search ongoing for missing pilot in northern Minnesota

St. Louis, Cook County officials said Saturday the pilot, who went missing Friday, had not yet been found.