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Death of Wm J. Billett

July 19, 2017 by William Billett (Register to contact)

William passed away on June 15th 2017
and -- Richard Billett died May 25, 2011
Anyone of the class can contact me for further information.
Kate Billett 120 W. Belle Vue Rd Fairmont MN

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Southwest High in Minneapolis gets new leader with big goals  Star Tribune

Minneapolis Public Schools has hired a longtime educator and principal to take the top job at Southwest High School. Valerie Littles-Butler will lead the school ...



Lizz Winstead Speaks Up  Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Lizz Winstead isn't the quiet type. The Daily Show co-creator/author/activist has staked her livelihood on being outspoken—in her comedy shows, her ...



Storms bring tornado to Minnesota, flash flooding to Twin Cities  Bring Me The News

Numerous city streets were underwater during the evening rush hour.



Minneapolis Southwest High School principal resigns  Star Tribune

With just a few weeks remaining in the school year, Minneapolis Southwest High School Principal Michael Favor announced his resignation, effective June 19.



Southwest High School Principal Michael Favor Resigns  WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — After less than a year at Southwest High School, Principal Michael Favor announced his resignation Friday. He will complete the ...



Southwest High prepares for Blast Day  Southwest Journal

The Southwest High School student council will hold its annual Blast Day volunteering event on Dec. 21. The day will include a variety of volunteer opportunities ...



All are welcome in music class – How a music teacher at Southwest High School is changing the tune of learning  KARE11.com

More than a dozen differently abled students are playing instruments in her class, all due to a way of teaching she wants to share with educators everywhere.



Safety concerns arise as violence continues to escalate at Minneapolis Southwest High School.  alphanewsmn.com

MINNEAPOLIS – Safety concerns arise as violence continues to escalate at Southwest High School. On top of an already failing administration, Southwest High ...



Charter schools making moves in Southwest  Southwest Journal

A new charter high school will open this fall in Southwest and another is planning a building addition as it prepares to add more students. The Studio School will ...



Longtime WDIO news director no longer with station  Duluth News Tribune

On June 24, one of Duluth's most senior journalists was told by the station manager at the ABC affiliate that it was his last day. Written By: Christa Lawler | Jul ...



How a music teacher at Southwest High School is changing the tune of learning  KARE11.com

To be a great teacher requires passion. A passion to teach, and to reach every student, in a way, that the student will 'get' Ruth LeMay is a music teacher at ...



Parents voice concerns about district comprehensive plan  Southwest Journal

Southwest Minneapolis parents expressed concern this month with a plan to change programming and pathways at public schools across the area.



Former Denver principal takes top job at Minneapolis' South High School  Star Tribune

It didn't take long for Minneapolis Public Schools leaders — who are still scrambling to fill the top job at Southwest High School — to find a replacement for ...



Summer offerings for all  Southwest Journal

Starting June 17, hundreds of kids will head to Southwest High School four days a week for activities ranging from ice cream making to fort building and ...



Mpls. skiers fare well at state  Southwest Journal

Pictured above: Front row (left to right): Logan Griggs (Washburn), Charlie Smith (coach), Mark Conway (coach), Avery Taylor (Southwest), Alexander Heath ...



Minneapolis welcomes students back to school  Southwest Journal

Tens of thousands of Minneapolis Public Schools students returned to class on Monday, Aug. 27. The district expected to welcome about 36,000 students back ...



High-performing Mpls schools still have spots open for 2019-20  MSR News Online

Multiple schools in Minneapolis with high-performing results for children from low-income backgrounds have space to enroll more students for the 2019-20 ...



Southwest High School in Minneapolis was locked down after students heard shots fired  Bring Me The News

The school was placed on Yellow Code lockdown for a short time.



Six Washburn athletes sign with DI schools  Southwest Journal

Washburn High School senior Latrell Bible said he knew he wanted to be a Division I football player when he started at the school. He will achieve that goal next ...



Zouchas lead Southwest football, cheerleading  Southwest Journal

Josh and Stephanie Zoucha both spend their Friday nights on the sidelines with Southwest High School's football team, but they do it for different reasons.



MPS announces new Southwest HS principal  Southwest Journal

Minneapolis Public Schools has hired a longtime principal and administrator to be the new principal of Southwest High School. Favor. The district announced ...



Southwest welcomes new principal  Southwest Journal

Members of the Southwest High School community welcomed the school's new principal, Michael Favor, to the school during a celebration on June 20. Over 100 ...



Edina city manager hastily retreats after ripping Minneapolis on Twitter  Bring Me The News

Edina city manager Scott Neal can expect as frosty a welcome in Minneapolis as Adam Banks received when he first donned a Ducks jersey. Neal made a faux ...



Bill Smith, Minneapolis Southwest High principal, to retire  Star Tribune

Smith has headed up Minneapolis' largest high school since 2003. An interim leader is planned for the upcoming school year.



MPS AD Resigns; Southwest High AD On Leave  CBS Minnesota / WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis Public Schools are saying very little about the loss of several prominent leaders in high school athletics. Just yesterday ...



Grind pays off: Skateboard advocates make headway in Minneapolis  Southwest Journal

On a sunny Monday in May, Tyler Kirksey brought his skateboard to Armatage Park. It's a familiar place for Kirksey, 19, who has been skating for about seven ...



Committee recommends post-Labor Day school start  Southwest Journal

Three fewer school days and a post-Labor Day start could be on the way for Minneapolis Public Schools students next fall. A district calendar committee is ...



Minnesota Urban Catholic Schools Outperform Urban Public Schools.  Alpha News MN

the average graduate of a Catholic high school is placed on the path to greater academic and professional success than the average public high school ...



High School Basketball Team Pulls Out of MLK Game Following Trump 2020 Flag Controversy  Newsweek

"After discussion with the MLK Showcase event coordinator, a decision has been made to pull out of the MLK Showcase game on Monday, January 21st. We do ...



Ben Coleman was a local hero to many  MSR News Online

To the Honorable Ben Coleman, thank you for teaching us how to fish! You were truly, truly a great man with a great legacy indeed.



Southwest High School Athletic Director on leave  KMSP-TV

The athletic director at Southwest High School in Minneapolis is on administrative leave, according to a Minneapolis Public Schools spokesman.



In shifting boundaries, Minneapolis schools' strategic plan stirs angst  Star Tribune

A Minneapolis school district plan to stem the tide of students fleeing for nearby charter and suburban schools is facing intense resistance from parents and ...



Southwest hires Royston as athletic director  Southwest Journal

Minneapolis Public Schools has hired Shakopee High School's assistant athletic director to be the new athletic director at Southwest High School. Kim Royston ...



MPD: Student Carrying ‘Trump’ Flag Assaulted Outside School  CBS Minnesota / WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis police say no arrests have been made after a student carrying a flag with the word “Trump” on it was assaulted outside ...



Leslie Barlow's family tapestry  Southwest Journal

The artist Leslie Barlow, a graduate of Southwest High School, spent a year traveling the world, interviewing family members and processing complex ...



MPS: Temporary security change was factor in attack on Southwest High student in class  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Four teenage boys “took advantage” of an exterior door purposely left less than secure at Southwest High School in Minneapolis, barged into a class and beat a ...



A youth-led climate movement  Southwest Journal

Urgent and unabashedly progressive climate politics have come to Minnesota — or at least they've finally made it into the chambers of the Minnesota State ...



Southwest, Washburn graduation rates remain steady  Southwest Journal

Graduation rates in Southwest Minneapolis remained well above the citywide rate and on par with the statewide rate in 2017, though they appeared to level off ...



Questions remain after administration changes at Southwest  Southwest Journal

Three of the four top administrators at Southwest High School have left the school in the past two weeks, sparking surprise and disappointment in the school ...



Here are the 5 finalists for the Minnesota Mr. Basketball award  Bring Me The News

There are a couple of 3000-point scorers in the final five.



State’s Top Public School? Mpls Southwest H.S.  CBS Local

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — In a city school of 1,700 students, Minneapolis Southwest High School's principal Bill Smith walks the hallways with a sense of pride ...



Hot Property: Southwest High School addition, Minneapolis  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Type: Public. Addition size: 60,346 square feet. Cost: $35.3 million. Developer: Minneapolis Public Schools. Architect: ATS&R Inc. Details: A new addition and ...



Minnesota duo sets Guinness World Record for longest ice hockey pass  Bring Me The News

Tom Chorske and Zach Lamppa set the Guinness World Record.



Schools notebook: Southwest honors longtime basketball coach  Southwest Journal

Southwest High School has dedicated its basketball court to honor longtime boys basketball coach Walt Williams. Williams coached from 1949 to 1980, ...



Controversy alive and well in Mpls Public Schools  MSR News Online

There are problems in River City, and again, the source as always is education. The Minneapolis Public Schools District in recent years has seen an explosion ...



Minneapolis high school students walk out for gun control  KMSP-TV

MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - High school students in Minneapolis walked out of class Wednesday morning to protest gun violence following a mass shooting at a ...



Vote of confidence for police officers in Minneapolis public schools  KSTP

An 83-page survey and report released by the Minneapolis School District shows School Resource Officers are viewed favorably by a majority of students, ...



US News ranks Minneapolis Southwest as state's top high school  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Southwest High School in Minneapolis ranks highest among the state's high schools in the frequently cited but oft-criticized rankings released Tuesday by U.S. ...



Southwest HS names new assistant principals  Southwest Journal

Southwest High School interim principal Karen Wells on Sept. 1 announced the hiring of Shaun Flandrick and Lacy Ray Cannon as assistant principals.



Southwest's Hale a rare MPLS hockey standout  Southwest Journal

Minneapolis has produced hockey standouts dating back to the early 1900s, including multiple college players and several who have gone onto the NHL.



Budget upheaval at Minneapolis Public Schools: What's going on?  MinnPost

On April 10 the board directed staff to reallocate $6.4 million to secondary schools, at a time when the district is facing a projected $33 million deficit. Now some ...



Who's in charge at your student's school next year? St. Cloud makes leadership changes  St. Cloud Times

ST. CLOUD — Some new faces — and plenty of familiar faces — will take the helm of St. Cloud school district schools or move into administrative positions for ...



Weekday At Bernie’s: Edina Man’s March Madness Tradition Turns 19  WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Studies have been done about how much work productivity is lost during the NCAA tournament. And at one Edina house, they don't ...



Student with ‘Trump’ flag assaulted by mob during National School Walkout  Fox News

A student at a Minneapolis high school was assaulted by a mob of students after he carried a pro-Trump flag during the National School Walkout on Wednesday, ...



Anti-Semitism seminar in Minneapolis confronts the rise of bigotry and hate-crimes against Jews  MinnPost

The recent rise of anti-Semitism in the United States crested in October with the murder of 11 worshipers at the Tree Of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. Before that ...



Dance unites Minneapolis high school students from opposite sides of the city  Star Tribune

Under ordinary circumstances, the 40 students from North and Southwest high schools would never have met. Ten miles of Minneapolis and a world of ...



Minneapolis parents and students protest school budget cuts  Star Tribune

More than 100 parents, students and school employees pleaded with the Minneapolis school board Tuesday night to preserve jobs and funding in the face of a ...



Longtime sports columnist Larry Fitzgerald receives NCAA Legacy Award  MSR News Online

Larry Fitzgerald was among seven sports and civic leaders in Minneapolis-St. Paul honored with an NCAA Legacy Award for distinguished achievement and ...



The question of race in school suspensions debated  MPR News

It's a sure bet that everyone has an opinion on why students of color are more likely to be suspended from school than their white counterparts, and the loudest ...



Kelly Doran builds his real estate firm on bold bets - Minneapolis  Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

Doran is the self-made CEO of one of Minnesota's largest real estate companies — a firm he built up during a recession by developing student apartments near ...



Washburn High School in Minneapolis closed on Friday over threat  Bring Me The News

The south Minneapolis school received the threat late on Thursday.



Formal complaints at Southwest High  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Nina Lillehei has her first formal gown, navy blue and full-length with a shirred bodice. Her date, Max Horn, has bought his tux. But the duo is all dressed up with ...



MPS board to vote on controversial high-school enrollment plan  MinnPost.com

The Minneapolis School Board is scheduled to vote tonight on a controversial five-year enrollment plan that's aimed at relieving overcrowding at some schools, ...



MPS social work manager honored  Southwest Journal

A longtime Minneapolis Public Schools social worker has been honored as the 2018 School Social Worker of the Year by the Minnesota School Social Workers ...



A small but significant contributor to funding inequities in Minneapolis Public Schools: donations  MinnPost

While these funds account for a small portion of the total dollars schools have access to, they can greatly alter the experience students and teachers have at ...



Hard-working college students feel scandal is a slap in the face  Star Tribune

A comforting thought, straight from the admissions department at the University of Minnesota: 99.999 percent of those who get into college get in the right way.



Noor's attorneys to ask for no prison time  MinnPost

Might Mohamed Noor avoid a prison sentence? KSTP reports that's what his lawyers are asking for: “Attorneys for the former Minneapolis police officer convicted ...



Artist Profile: The Iconic Illustrations of Mark Herman  The Growler

Mark Herman has the singular, insatiable brain of a visionary. It's as if he thinks in illustrations, journaling in drawings the way others do with words.



Calling for stricter gun laws, Mpls. students head to City Hall  Star Tribune

“Regulation isn't scary, getting shot is,” read one of the signs carried Wednesday by one of the hundreds of Minneapolis high school students who marched on ...



Creator of Southwest Community Education Program to retire  Star Tribune

Tom Neiman is retiring after working since the 1970s to bring people together through community education, including the Southwest Super Summer Program.



At Excelsior rally, a plea for more gun restrictions  Star Tribune

Upset that Minnesota legislators did not pass any new gun control legislation this year, about 125 people rallied in an Excelsior park on a chilly Saturday ...



Former 400 Bar co-owner, Tom Sullivan, dies at 62  Star Tribune

While his kid-brother, Bill, was already a local legend from the Replacements' and Soul Asylum's road crews, Tom Sullivan gave up a successful career in ...



Washburn High has a new principal: Emily Lilja Palmer  Star Tribune

Emily Lilja Palmer started work this week as the new principal of Minneapolis' Washburn High School, replacing Rhonda Dean, who abruptly resigned from her ...



2 Brooklyn Park schools were locked down on Thursday because of threat  Bring Me The News

Two schools in Brooklyn Park were placed on lockdown following a threat on Thursday. Brooklyn Park Police said a male called them at 11:58 a.m. and ...



Minneapolis school district to hold community budget discussions  Southwest Journal

Minneapolis Public Schools will hold a series of community discussions this month around plans to address a projected $33 million deficit for 2018-19.



Former Viking Leo Lewis was fired as Minneapolis North High athletic director, supporters say  Star Tribune

In the first public comments made since North High School athletic director Leo Lewis was placed on administrative leave in December, his lawyer said Tuesday ...



Budget woes pinching sports in Minneapolis schools, and parents are taking notice  Star Tribune

Kids across Minneapolis are playing badminton without racquets and sharing the same jersey number at soccer games. They're piling into Grandma's minivan to ...



Rosemount school district to pay author $40,000 for unauthorized sports tweets  St. Paul Pioneer Press

Three tweets and a retweet have cost the Rosemount-Eagan-Apple Valley school district $40,000. That's what the district agreed to pay Texas sports ...



Minnesota Scene: Highly touted Texas wide receiver commits to Gophers  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Wide receiver Nnamdi Adim-Madumere, who had scholarship offers from the likes of national champion Alabama, Texas A&M, Baylor and Boise State, ...



On Line 3, will Walz be the leader Minnesota desperately needs?  MinnPost

Building Line 3 would ensure long-term fossil fuel dependence precisely when we urgently need to reduce carbon emissions.



Tevlin: Southwest alum's gifts prompt debate over inequity  Minneapolis Star Tribune

The theme of economic inequity has been debated recently from Wall Street to the White House. Now a man's desire to keep kids cool at his alma mater during ...



Thomas “Tom” L. Rodgers, 61, Sauk Rapids  WJON News

Graveside services will be at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 18 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis for Thomas “Tom” L. Rodgers, 61 of Sauk Rapids ...



Student charged with attacking staff member at Minneapolis school  Bring Me The News

The employee has been identified as Mohammed Duluky.



Why Are Black Students Punished So Often? Minnesota Confronts a National Quandary  The New York Times

The Trump administration is highlighting the struggles that Minneapolis and St. Paul face with disparities in school discipline, and putting a thumb on the scale.



Jake Hale First Minneapolis D-I Hockey Commit Since 1990  CBS Local

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Jake Hale is an assistant captain and the best player on the Minneapolis boys high school hockey team – as just a sophomore.



Southwest gymnast Meeker carves own path to U  Southwest Journal

When Henry Meeker rattled off his reasons for committing to the University of Minnesota's men's gymnastics team, one was conspicuously absent: Following in ...



Demise of Indian mascots owes much to Minnesota  MinnPost

The announcement the Cleveland Indians will discontinue its age-old logo of a cartoonish Native American character was particularly relevant and resonant ...



Contract for school cops in Minneapolis expires in June  Star Tribune

Some people like the idea of having police officers in Minneapolis Public Schools, saying it provides an extra level of safety. Others say their presence is ...



Uptown kidnappers face felony charges  Southwest Journal

A woman who was kidnapped at gunpoint from an Uptown street last fall escaped by urging her attackers to stop for gas, according to the Hennepin County ...



Minneapolis students walk out to protest immigration policies  Minneapolis Star Tribune

A couple hundred students from Washburn, Southwest and other high schools took part in the march.



Minnesota standardized test scores have a new value. Here's why it could pay to opt-in.  MinnPost

Starting this next school year, students can submit their 10th-grade reading and 11th-grade math scores to Minnesota State colleges and universities to ...



'We just go to Jake': How a Southwest High grad became Hillary Clinton's go-to guy  MinnPost

In November 2012, Jake Sullivan was invited to lunch in Myanmar with President Barack Obama. Obama asked him for a history of the country. It was a set-up, ...



More than 12" of snow strands students, flights and commuters  Star Tribune

Sunny skies return after storm that brought 17 inches and more to areas of Minnesota.



Why the Minneapolis schools are better than you think  City Pages

Outside Sanford Middle School on a spring day, a gaggle of kids play catch and chat. They're a patchwork quilt of black, brown, and white,…



Charges: Minneapolis woman swindles nonprofit for 2nd time  KMSP-TV

A Minneapolis woman is facing charges for stealing more than $80000 of public funds through the nonprofit she worked at after having already been convicted ...



Why are people going uphill at Bloomington's Hyland Hills Ski Area all summer long?  Star Tribune

Bloomington's Hyland Hills has become a training destination for Twin Cities adventurers seeking to conquer real mountains.



Minneapolis schools report higher grad rates for student athletes  Star Tribune

The same Minneapolis students who make shots on basketball courts and score touchdowns under Friday night lights are graduating at higher rates than the ...



FOX 9 Town Ball Tour final stop: Chanhassen, Minnesota  KMSP-TV

The FOX 9 Town Ball Tour wraps up Wednesday in Chanhassen, Minnesota.



Winter Olympics 2018: 22 Minnesota Athletes To Watch  Southwest Minneapolis, MN Patch

Winter Olympics 2018: Minnesota Athletes To Watch - Southwest Minneapolis, MN - Here are the Minnesota natives who will represent the United States at the ...



Mpls. 2040 Plan Proposes 4-Plexes In Every Part Of City  CBS Minnesota / WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — You have probably heard the term four-plex, but have you heard the term Frey-plex? That's what critics of what's called the ...



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