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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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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.



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.



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 ...



Southwest HS Foundation receives $250k donation  Southwest Journal

A 1969 graduate of Southwest High School has donated $250,000 to the Southwest High School Foundation, the organization announced Nov. 20.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 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 ...



A lesson plan for every student  Southwest Journal

Teaching both advanced and struggling students simultaneously might seem like standard practice in the city's schools. But Walter Schleisman, principal at Lake ...



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 ...



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 ...



Minneapolis Edison High School goes into lockdown during incident involving parents  Bring Me The News

The school is out of lockdown now and students are safe.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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.



38th Street revival rooted in history  Southwest Journal

While researching historic African-American sites for an all-night bike tour, Anthony Taylor was struck by the former Dreamland Café, which opened in 1939 ...



Skier asks for inclusive timing  Southwest Journal

Michael LeBlanc finishes near the bottom of most of his high school Nordic ski races because of a disability that makes it impossible for him to ski with poles.



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.



Voter Guide: Minneapolis Board of Education  Southwest Journal

A two-term incumbent, two active parents and a former MPS teacher are running for two open at-large seats on the nine-member Minneapolis Public Schools ...



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, ...



Taberna street tacos coming to West Lake Street  Southwest Journal

A new taco joint is coming to Southwest Minneapolis. Taberna, a restaurant specializing in street tacos, is going into the ground level space of The Foundry ...



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 ...



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 ...



Vaccination rates low at City of Lakes Waldorf School  Southwest Journal

An outbreak of a vaccine-preventable disease could affect more students at a Whittier private school than almost any other school in the state. Thirty percent of ...



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

High school students in Minneapolis walked out of class Wednesday morning to protest gun violence following a mass shooting at a Florida high school last ...



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 ...



A plague of smashed windows at soon-to-open Kingfield pizza shop  Southwest Journal

The Good Times pizza and ice cream parlor is pushing to open the doors at 38 th & Grand, a job made more difficult when the door and windows repeatedly ...



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 ...



Police searching for suspect in attempted kidnapping in Linden Hills  Southwest Journal

A Lake Harriet Community School Lower Campus student escaped an attempted kidnapping outside the school Tuesday evening. The Minneapolis Police ...



Meet the at-large School Board candidates  Southwest Journal

Minneapolis voters will decide between five at-large School Board candidates in the Aug. 14 primary. Voters can select up to two of the candidates, with the top ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Cedar-Isles-Dean teen helps introduce Minnesota Green New Deal  Southwest Journal

A youth-led bill to transform Minnesota's environment and economy through a Green New Deal was introduced by Southwest Minneapolis lawmakers on April ...



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 ...



Ex-MPS Athletic Director Tucker joining Minneapolis nonprofit  Southwest Journal

Trent Tucker, the former University of Minnesota basketball star, NBA player and Minneapolis Public Schools athletic director, is joining the staff of a nonprofit ...



Wanted: 'Missing Middle' housing  Southwest Journal

New neighbors are moving into townhomes at 3329 Nicollet Ave. this week, where glass-door garages can double as workshops. It's a rare 12-unit development ...



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, ...



Minneapolis passes 2040 plan for more people in every neighborhood  Southwest Journal

The Minneapolis City Council passed sweeping policy guidelines Dec. 7 to allow more housing in every neighborhood and place racial equity at the front of city ...



Kenilworth trail to close in coming weeks, tree cutting to begin  Southwest Journal

A popular bike and pedestrian trail will close for three years on May 13 and in the following weeks some 1,300 trees will be cut along the Kenilworth Corridor as ...



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 ...



Planning Commission approves new Planned Parenthood Uptown clinic  Southwest Journal

The Minneapolis City Planning Commission on Monday approved Planned Parenthood's plans to replace its Uptown clinic with a new clinic and office building.



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 ...



By one yardstick, Southwest tops state high schools  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. ...



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 ...



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 ...



Park Board considers removing 'Calhoun' from street names  Southwest Journal

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is considering changing the names of four roads near Bde Maka Ska — East Lake Calhoun Parkway, West ...



Bde Maka Ska is Lake Calhoun again, appeals court rules  Southwest Journal

Bde Maka Ska is Lake Calhoun again, legally speaking. The state Court of Appeals ruled April 29 that former Minnesota Department of Natural Resources ...



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 ...



Doran Cos. founder steps aside as CEO, top owner  Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

Kelly Doran, one of the Twin Cities' best-known and most successful real estate developers, is no longer the CEO nor majority owner of Doran Cos., the ...



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 ...



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 ...



The cocktails are coming  Southwest Journal

For Jason Hines, general manager at Blackbird Café at 38th & Nicollet, a full liquor license couldn't come soon enough. “As soon as the city can get us the ...



Voces de South Central makes the news  Southwest Journal

Inside a new neighborhood newspaper called Voces de South Central, one writer covers the Subversive Sirens, a local synchronized swim team that ...



Nice Ride to deploy e-bikes in spring  Southwest Journal

Nice Ride Minnesota users will be able to rent electric bikes starting this spring, the company running the system announced Feb. 7. The ride-sharing company ...



District modifying budget cuts after board vote  Southwest Journal

Minneapolis Superintendent Ed Graff and his team are working to modify their proposed $33 million in budget cuts for 2018–2019, after the School Board voted ...



The cost of a home: Searching for affordable housing in Minneapolis  Southwest Journal

Aaron McLaurin hopes three jobs will be enough to rent his own place. McLaurin, 20, said he's looked for housing “everywhere” in Minneapolis for three years, ...



Unlicensed day-care provider was drunk with 12 kids in Cottage Grove home, authorities say  Star Tribune

Authorities are pursuing swift action to permanently shut down an unlicensed Cottage Grove day-care operation after allegations that a woman was drunk with ...



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

The south Minneapolis school received the threat late on Thursday.



New representatives on the way in three House districts  Southwest Journal

The departure of several longtime state legislators opened several House seats in Southwest Minneapolis ahead of the 2018 election. Rep. Paul Thissen was ...



Washburn principal announces resignation  Southwest Journal

The principal at Washburn High School, Rhonda Dean, announced her resignation Friday, effective June 30. Dean has been principal of the grades 9-12 school ...



Work to start on Fremont bridge  Southwest Journal

Reconstruction of a historic bridge spanning the Midtown Greenway in Uptown is nearing its start, according to Hennepin County. The Fremont Avenue bridge, ...



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.



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 ...



As more shops sell hemp, legislators weigh future of cannabis  Southwest Journal

Hemp products range from shoes to massage oil to Strawberry Haze smokable flowers at the shop 419 Hemp, named to be notably just short of 420. The store at ...



Arrest made in Minneapolis cold case  Southwest Journal

A South St. Paul man was arrested Tuesday in connection with the 1991 murder of a Minneapolis woman, police and the FBI announced. The 56-year-old man ...



Wild Rumpus' Tom Braun leaves legacy in Linden Hills  Southwest Journal

“My occupation in life is to get people to laugh,” said Tom Braun, co-founder of the children's bookstore Wild Rumpus, in 2016. Braun died Oct. 31. He was ...



Planning Commission approves Lydia Apartments expansion plans  Southwest Journal

The Minneapolis City Planning Commission on Monday approved plans to double the size of a supportive housing facility in Stevens Square. The commission ...



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 ...



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 ...



For sale: Greater Goods on Eat Street  Southwest Journal

The Greater Goods gift shop is available for sale at 2515 Nicollet Ave. Lauren and Joel Gryniewski launched Greater Goods in 2013 as a home for their ...



Just one bidder left for light-rail construction job  Southwest Journal

One of two bidders for the massive Southwest Light Rail Transit civil construction project has dropped out of the running. Last month, the Metropolitan Council for ...



Courts can rule on educational adequacy, ruling says  Southwest Journal

The courts can decide if the State of Minnesota is providing students an adequate education, the state Supreme Court ruled this past month. The courts can't ...



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, ...



Schools notebook: MPS wraps up first-ever Visit Our Schools Month  Southwest Journal

Principal Ginger Davis Kranz led about eight families around Webster Elementary School in Northeast this past month, showing them classrooms, the school's ...



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 ...



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.



Walking, biking and Minneapolis 2040  Southwest Journal

The way we build our streets and neighborhoods shapes our lives. It determines whether we have a real choice to walk, roll or bike as we run errands, go to ...



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

In his first week in office, Gov. Tim Walz met with us and 150+ other youth concerned about the threats posed by climate change to our future. He declared that ...



Planned Parenthood redesign could triple patient base in Uptown  Southwest Journal

Planned Parenthood is seeking city approval for a new three-story clinic and office building on its current site at Lagoon & Emerson. The Uptown building, open ...



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.



Washburn switches schedule, start times  Southwest Journal

Washburn High School students will have one less class each school day next year, but they will be able to take classes before or after school — and stagger ...



'Good Times' ahead for new pizza place at 38th & Grand  Southwest Journal

In Seattle, Franz Gilbertson opened a neighborhood bakery around the corner from his home, serving flaky croissants and sweet-and-salty kouign amann ...



Allina Health expands, upgrades around Uptown  Southwest Journal

Allina Health is heavily investing in Southwest Minneapolis. The health care provider plans to open the area's third location on the second floor of Calhoun ...



Teachers union members rally after Janus ruling  Southwest Journal

Members of Minneapolis and St. Paul's teachers unions were part of a rally this past month protesting the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on June 27 to ban ...



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