Reporter | Washington County

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 to consider COVID-19 vaccine mandate for staff

The district board will vote on the proposal Tuesday.

Minneapolis school board to consider COVID-19 vaccine mandate for staff

The board will vote on Tuesday on the proposal.

St. Paul schools begin year with busing challenges, online waiting lists

Driver shortage leaves district with fewer routes.

Minneapolis students head back to class under district redesign

This morning marked the inaugural day of the district's sweeping redesign that sent thousands of students to new schools. Students in Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan and Osseo schools also began classes on Wednesday.

Many Minnesota schools begin anew, shadowed by COVID

The state's largest district, Anoka-Hennepin, was among the school systems resuming classes. Many, particularly in metro-area schools, are wearing masks because of school district-imposed mask mandates.

Minneapolis Schools' redesign puts magnet schools to test

Students at some Minneapolis schools will soon be building machines in a new robotics lab, dancing in a revamped studio and sharing their music and…

Mpls., St. Paul school districts, without enough bus drivers, ask parents to drive kids

Buses may run late and in Minneapolis parents are encouraged to drive their kids to school.

U.S. Forest Service monitoring wildfire in Superior National Forest

They're currently assessing the size of the fire.

One dead in early morning crash in Chaska

A 32-year-old man was killed Sunday morning in a two-vehicle crash in Chaska, police said.Chaska police responded to the scene at 10:19 a.m. on Engler…

Brooklyn Center ESL teacher creates Tiger Sanctuary to offer children a place to engage with nature, feel safe

Before she took over, the space was overgrown and untended. These days, it's awash with peony bushes, hibiscus plants, lilies and coneflowers