St. Louis Park School District considers changing school start time

Currently, St. Louis Park Middle School has the earliest start time, 7:30 a.m, while some elementary schools start after 9 a.m. Currently, St. Louis Park Middle School has the earliest start time, 7:30 a.m, while some elementary schools start after 9 a.m. Last November, the district appointed a team of educators, transportation consultants, students and parents. Members are responsible for providing a recommendation to the school board by March 25. Several other Minnesota school district considered changing school start times. They all did extensive research but ultimately, not all decided to change the start times.

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Former teacher faces sexual assault, child porn charges

A former Columbia Heights teacher is facing several felony criminal sexual charges for allegedly assaulting a former student and filming it. According to the criminal complaint, Daniel Laskowski, 32, had a "close personal relationship" with a former student, whom he had also coached. The complaint states that Laskowski reached out to the 15-year-old via Snapchat in the summer of 2018, and they began spending time together at Laskowski's home. The teenager told authorities that Laskowski told him they could make a lot of money together by filming a pornographic video. According to the complaint, Laskowski told the teen that he had contacts in Europe who would buy the video for $250,000.

City of Brooklyn Center police car
City of Brooklyn Center police car

Human remains found in Brooklyn Center

Officers were called on a report of human remains to an area near 60th Avenue N and Vincent Avenue on Saturday, Jan. 12 at about 12:30 p.m. A walker had happened upon bones. A wallet was lying on the ground near the bones. An ID card was found by authorities inside the wallet. The name on the ID card matched the name of a reported missing person.The person was reported missing from Minneapolis.The police cannot confirm that the bones belonged to the same person who owned the ID card.