The University of Minnesota rec center and nearby roads are closed Monday morning for what the U is calling a “public safety emergency.” Students awoke to safety alert phone calls before 6 a.m. Monday. The U said they’ve closed the rec center and roads near the Graduate Hotel, formerly the Commons Hotel, on the East Bank Minneapolis campus. They’re asking people to stay away from those areas. University police chief Matt Clark said police have been talking with a person in a hotel room with two other people.
ST. PAUL—The Minnesota State system will consider overhauling its tuition and fee policy in response to the growing number of students taking classes from multiple schools at once. Chief financial officer Laura King told the board of trustees on Wednesday that the system hasn't substantially updated the policy since it was written in 2000. She said it hasn't kept pace with enrollment trends, which include dual and hybrid models.
ST. PAUL—A St. Paul school administrator accused of stealing from her Wisconsin church has resigned her job after a 19-week period of paid administrative leave. St. Paul Public Schools placed Kara Amundson on leave Aug. 24 after the St. Croix County sheriff's office notified the district about the criminal investigation, human resources director Laurin Cathey said.