About seven in 10 minimum-wage workers in Minnesota are women.
Last night, Minneapolis declared its seventh snow emergency of the season.
Use our new snow emergency tracker to figure out where to park your car: www.minnpost.com/snow
(p.s. It works great on mobile, and can easily jump to your current location.)
Just in time for Valentine’s Day: Couples who watch relationship-focused movies and then discuss them with each other afterwards are more likely to be together after three years than couples who didn’t.
The infamous gaps that separate the Twin Cities’ relatively affluent white population from its persistently poor populations of color — gaps that are wider here than nearly any place in the nation — continue to embarrass and mystify this proudly progressive region.
“We are silently irradiating ourselves to death.”
Christie described himself as a “sad” (also “embarrassed,” also “humiliated”) guy. He had to explicitly dispute that he was a “bully.” He accepted “responsibility” for the incident, even though he asserted nine ways from Sunday that he had nothing to do with it. Then he traveled to a town that doesn’t like him to ask forgiveness from the mayor who didn’t want to see him.
I would do everything I could to get myself out of bed in the morning and get my two sons to school. And then I would curl up in a ball on the couch, and take my morphine and disappear. I have no memory of entire blocks of time during those years.
This comes on the heels of the MOA reporting total expenses for 2012-13 of $13.1 million and an operating loss of $1.1 million, citing the loss as proof that the current business model is “out of alignment.” The musicians responded that “the leadership of the MOA managed to spend $13 million and run a $1 million deficit while producing no concerts.” The New Yorker’s Alex Ross, who’s been watching us like a hawk, wrote, “Words fail,” then dubbed the MOA’s report “dumbfounding.”
Aspirins all around, please, or something much stronger.
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.
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.
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.