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.


Mpls. superintendent leaving after 6 years of 'successes, challenges and learning experiences'

Ed Graff's tenure with the district, which included a controversial redesign and a disruptive teachers strike, ends Thursday.


Mpls. sees emptier classrooms, toilet paper shortages, cold fare

The Minneapolis school year went into overtime this week, the first of two extra weeks to make up for time lost during the teacher's strike this spring. It was also a time of outdoor fun to ease the pain of a postponed summer break.


Minneapolis school board approves budget cuts, including to arts programs

The board faced a $27 million deficit after enrollment declines and the new teacher contract that settled a three-week strike.


Forecast of a scorcher means distance learning for 14 Mpls. schools

At the start of their two-week extension, 14 schools in the city will have online classes on Tuesday.


Gerald Bakken, longtime St. Louis Park gym teacher, dies at 82

Bakken was a passionate photographer, a fan of puns and a doting grandfather.


Minneapolis seniors celebrate graduation after disruptive years

Their high school careers have been affected by the pandemic, a racial reckoning and the teachers strike.


Facing two extra weeks, Mpls. families wonder if students really have to go to class

The district says students are required to attend until June 24, but principals can approve student absences if they have conflicts.


New Minneapolis teacher contract language disrupts seniority to protect educators of color

The provision goes into effect next spring.


Greta Callahan re-elected president of Minneapolis teachers union

Catina Neal Taylor was elected president of the education support professionals chapter.


How a new Minneapolis North High School teacher made dance class popular again

Enrollment in classes has soared since Kara Noble took over the program last fall.