We are hopeful that we’ve reached a point in negotiations where musicians will choose to join us in negotiating a compromise settlement that helps to address these financial issues and enables the players to return to concerts at Orchestra Hall soon. —
Minnesota Orchestral Association Board Chair Jon Campbell
Doug Grow: Minnesota Orchestral Association stands pat on leadership, reports $1.1 million operating deficit
School-readiness report: Poverty biggest hurdle for Minnesota’s vulnerable children
A new statewide report on school readiness shows many of Minnesota’s youngest citizens face hurdles that affect their learning in kindergarten and beyond.
At the root of the problem is poverty, says Richard Chase, key author of the first School Readiness Report, which was prepared by Wilder Research for the Minnesota Office of Early Learning.
Not only do one in five of the states’ 420,000 infants, toddlers and preschoolers live in poverty, but of that group about 30 percent are children of color whose poverty rate is a steep 61 percent, Chase says.
Yet the data shows not enough of those youngsters are getting the help they need to succeed.
Abuse survivors hoping release of priest list prompts other victims to come forward
If church leaders had taken action in the wake of Father Thomas Adamson’s first admission that he sexually abused a young boy, Jim Keenan would likely never have met him, much less ended up one of the priest’s dozens of victims.
We just legalized a new definition of marriage and now they have to normalize it. How are they going to normalize it when those of us who have religion …. and are teaching our kids to follow a natural, normal order of things, how are they going to normalize it? They are going to have to normalize it through the school system. That same-sex marriage bill was just the precursor for what they really want. These students will be using a curriculum that is sexually explicit, morally offensive and physically unsafe. —
Minnesota Child Protection League program director Mimi Anderson in her opposition to the bullying bill stalled in the state Senate
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Reconsidering evidence in JFK assassination with Jack Tunheim
Tunheim’s conclusions carry some weight, considering that he has been, for almost two decades, chair of a special board that reviewed all records relating to the assassination.
They misrepresent their accreditations. They misrepresent their transferability of credits – they say they transfer when they don’t. They misrepresent job placement rates – they inflate them; they say that they’re much higher than they actually are, and they do the same thing with regard to starting salaries. —
Attorney Scott Carlson, referring to for-profit colleges that have come under fire.
Read more about our coverage of for-profit universities here.
Under terms of its lease with the city, which technically owns Orchestra Hall, the Orchestral Association is obligated to show by Dec. 1 that it has been — and will be — serving “the public interest of the City of Minneapolis to promote and provide for performing arts in the City.” But given the ongoing lockout and the silence in the hall, how can the MOA meet the requirements of the lease?
Doug Grow: Orchestra Hall lease may let public officials apply pressure in long-running labor dispute
minneapolis from 4 directions
Reminds us of Andy Sturdevant’s Stroll, "The Minneapolis skyline: Which freeway approach gives the best view?"
Four score and _________ years ago…
It’s the sesquicentennial of the Gettysburg Address. Can you remember all the words?
Photo by Flickr user tales of a wandering youkai.