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.


Minneapolis school board likely won't fill superintendent job until 2024

The school board's superintendent search committee voted Tuesday to delay the search for a new district leader until the fall of 2023, saying the added time allows for more community input.


Rising number of homeless students challenges Minneapolis schools

As the number of homeless kids and costs to transport them rise, Minneapolis Public Schools is working to meet the growing need.


Family of slain North High football star requests criminal probe of principal over walkout

The family's attorney accuses Principal Mauri Friestleben of negligence and creating unreasonable risk.


Minneapolis school board OKs $500,000 settlement with family of slain student Deshaun Hill Jr.

15-year-old Deshaun Hill Jr. was shot while walking home from North Community High School the same day as a protest.


Minneapolis school board to vote on $500,000 settlement with family of Deshaun Hill Jr.

Hill was fatally shot in February while walking home from school.


Minnesota parents again cope with distance learning, wistful for snow days

Many school districts called for second day of learning from home on Thursday.


Five new members join Minneapolis school board

One of the board's big tasks this year is picking a new superintendent.


Midnight baby born in Maple Grove hospital may be state's first of 2023

Isabelle Alice Koopman was born as the old year ended and the new year began.


Minneapolis Public Schools to get new district website by 2024

The goal is to make information easier for families to access and understand, officials say.


University of Minnesota to offer undergraduate degree in public health

The program slated to start next fall aims to help fill a "critical need" for more public health workers.