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.

Hundreds rally in Mpls. for higher wages for education support professionals

The union representing about 1,200 employees filed for mediation with the district last week.

Minnesota schools scramble on how long they can resist distance learning

Widespread staff absences have pushed several districts into remote learning.

Minneapolis school board approves agreement with bus drivers, averts strike

The three-year pact increases wages.

Omicron surge adds additional stress on understaffed Minnesota schools

Staff and student absences have increased since before winter break.

As omicron virus spreads, Mpls. schools work to keep doors open

Superintendent Ed Graff said 285 teachers were absent due to illness or travel delays on Monday, but that the district has no plans to move all schools into distance learning.

Project Success cooking class offers Minneapolis students chance to learn, gather

The class is a part of the nonprofit's PS Institute.

Minneapolis school board adds seat for second student representative

The students will receive a $5,000 stipend

University of Minnesota encourages students, employees to get COVID-19 booster shot

Some private college are requiring the booster shots.

Nora, Henry were top 2021 baby names at large hospital system

The list comes from 10,000 babies delivered at HealthPartners' nine hospitals in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Wright family, activists cheer Kimberly Potter verdict

A crowd erupted in cheers outside the Hennepin County Courthouse on Thursday as the two guilty verdicts were announced in former police officer Kimberly Potter's manslaughter trial for shooting Daunte Wright.