State finds discrimination in school district

Published 9:52am Friday, August 8, 2014

HIBBING — The Minnesota Department of Human Rights has found probable cause that discrimination has occurred in the Hibbing School District.

Department commissioner Kevin Lindsey said on Thursday that an investigation into the district has finished after more than 60 interviews. The department hasn’t made public who or what was under investigation.

The Hibbing School Board voted Wednesday to terminate an administrator based on the investigation’s findings. The department sent a 14-page memorandum on the investigation to the district.

The district said it is discussing next steps with the state and can’t comment on the case.