From The Minneapolis Star Tribune: The Minneapolis school district has taken the state to court over a $960,000 dispute involving charter school rent. The district wants to continue receiving money that the state Department of Education pays on behalf of charter schools to rent buildings. The state says it doesn't have to pay districts if they're both the authorizer and the landlord for a charter school, because of a law designed to prevent conflicts of interest. The state did pay the lease aid last year for a district-authorized charter in Minneapolis, but it now says that was a mistake. The Minneapolis district is asking the Minnesota Court of Appeals to force the state to continue paying lease aid.