Big Climb MPLS

04/18/2015 - 7:30am - 12:00pm

Big Climb MPLS is the tallest vertical challenge in the upper midwest.  Race against the clock or your own teammates as you climb 48 or 95 floors.   This chip-timed event is perfect

City may adopt new fossil fuel stance

A group of students and other Minneapolis residents gathered at City Hall on Monday in support of the city’s continued divestment from fossil fuels and urged other state agencies to follow.


MUSIC PHOTOS | Pert Near Sandstone warms up the Cedar Cultural Center

Photos by Tom Baker

Performing for two nights at The Cedar Cultural Center, Pert Near Sandstone brought their talent and energy to whip fans into a foot stomping, butt shaking, arm throwing, and even waltzing, frenzy Friday night. With two cloggers to keep the rhythm going and the fans dancing (Andy Lambert and Matt Cartier), Pert Near (Nate Sipe, mandolin, fiddle, vocals; Kevin Kniebel, banjo, vocals; J. Lenz, acoustic guitar, vocals; and Adam Kiesling, upright bass, vocals) is such an energizing performance to experience that they could probably turn any white-collar worker into an overall and straw-hat wearing hillbilly. Smiles and dreadlocks touting fans abound, these boys are some fine musicians and it’s no surprise they’ve been successfully twanging, fiddling, banjoing, and harmonizing their way across the country for over ten years. They’ll play again tonight at The Cedar, then head out West to tour through the Rockies and to the coast before returning to the Midwest in June to play the Blue Ox Music Festival in Eau Claire, WI, June 11. Well worth seeing, get your clogging shoes on and go support these good ol’ Minnesota boys. 


The Miracle of Two Minneapolises in Prenatal Care

Prenatal care by Minneapolis neighborhood.

While looking around for some data for another project, I ran into Minneapolis Health Department’s Reports.


Introducing the Minneapolis Numerological Twilight Zone

Photo by Bill Lindeke for Minnpost

There’s a Twin Cites perception that Minneapolis’ street grid makes perfect sense, while St.


St. Pats Bar Crawl Minneapolis

03/14/2015 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Get ready for our 2nd annual St. Pats Bar Crawl in Downtown Minneapolis!

Day Block Brewing One Year Anniversary Party

01/23/2014 - 11:00am - 01/27/2014 - 11:00pm

Day Block Brewing will be hosting their One Year Anniversary celebration from January 23rd to 27th in their Downtown Minneapolis taproom. 

Outreach director brings diversity to Generation Next team

(Photo courtesy of Generation Next) Jerimiah Ellis

After meeting with Generation Next staff, it was obvious to me that while everyone had a significant role in the program’s success, the role of Jeremiah Ellis, director of outreach and partnerships, was most essential. As stated in a previous article (“Five big steps across the achievement gap,” MSR, Dec. 11, 2014), Victor Cedeño, director of networks and education policy for Generation Next, attributed a huge portion of their success to “a powerful table of people who are coming together saying, ‘We want to be responsible for this. We want to do whatever it takes.’”


Starting at the ground level: Michael Walker is focused on helping young black males

(Photo submitted) A product of Minneapolis Public Schools, Michael Walker knows the challenges he faces as director of the Office of Black Male Student Achievement.

The achievement gap. It’s a common term in education that refers to the disparity in academic performance between groups of students.

For black teens, it means congratulating them for getting a C in their classes—as if that’s all they’re good enough to do.

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