“We’ve been tinkering around the edges for 20 years.” That’s what Minneapolis Public Schools Superintendent Ed Graff said at a recent meeting held at Northeast Middle School. We’ve got news for you, sir. The district has been “tinkering” ever since “new math” was introduced in the ‘60s. Something has occurred […]
Although the field is not as crowded as the primary race for House District 60A (won by DFLer Sydney Jordan), the race for House District 41B has attracted four DFL candidates that we know of. So far, only DFLer Mary Kunesh-Podein, current 41B Representative has announced for the Senate seat; […]
There’s been a small specialty knife shop near the intersection of Taft St. and East Hennepin for decades, nestled incongruously among the large factories of Northeast’s Mid-City Industrial neighborhood. Originally called Eversharp, the business was known to local restaurant professionals partly because it was the only Minnesota distributorship for sales and service of Wusthof, a high-end line of German kitchen knives.
Fifty years after the federal courts ordered busing to force integration of Minneapolis’ public schools and tore the social fabric of neighborhoods throughout the city, Minneapolis Public Schools is considering a return to community schools.
At a listening session held at Northeast Middle School Jan. 27, district leaders outlined five different models they are considering for a district-wide overhaul intended to provide educational equity throughout the school system. For now, the Comprehensive District Design concentrates on students in kindergarten to grade 8.
Drivers, walkers and bicyclists will have one fewer way to cross the Mississippi River into downtown come March. That’s when the 10th Avenue Bridge will close for repair and reconstruction. When the work is complete 18 months later, pedestrians and bicyclists will have more room and drivers will be restricted to one lane each way.
The Fabulous Del Counts, who are widely considered the longest-running rock and roll band in the state of Minnesota, have a rich music history that includes roots in Northeast Minneapolis. Charles Schoen, lead vocalist and keyboardist for the Del Counts, once lived in the area.
Official election results posted the morning of Jan. 22 put Sydney Jordan in the winner’s circle for the DFL primary for Minnesota House District 60A. She will go on to run against Legal Marijuana candidate Marty Super in the Feb. 4 special election to fill the seat of the late Diane Loeffler.