Summit Academy OIC has been chosen by the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority to be the Employment Assistance Firm for the construction of the Vikings stadium in Minneapolis. This means Summit Academy is going to identify qualified workers to help the project meet its goals of employing a diverse workforce.
Andy Sturdevant is a local artist and writer who has long been fascinated by the latticework of alleys crisscrossing Minneapolis. He has put together an exhibit called “Alley Atlas,” which will open later this month at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. He talked a little bit with KFAI’s Mike Fischbein. [Audio below]
The contest for Mayor of Minneapolis will bring a crowded field to the polls in November. Ranked Choice Voting will make it possible for voters to select their top three choices out of a field that numbers more than 30. Now that the filing period is over, contestants are working to separate themselves from the pack. Current City Council member Betsy Hodges is being more specific about her plans. On Monday Hodges released what she calls her “Cradle to K Initiative.” Betsy Hodges spoke with Mike Fischbein on The Morning Blend about the new proposal. [Audio below]
“Big Data” is the title given to the growing effort to use vast amounts of information to improve productivity and innovation in businesses and government. And raw data is also being sorted and used in the fight against hunger.
The government entity overseeing construction of the new Vikings stadium, the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, is asking the architecture firm designing the stadium to involve businesses owned by women and minoritie.
A few weeks ago, Dennis Olson was named as the new director of American Indian Education for the Minnesota Department of Education. His assignment is extremely important – to better serve the state’s American Indian students by working with the eleven tribal nations in Minnesota, and to improve student outcomes.Previously, Dennis Olson was the commissioner of education for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. He talked with KFAI’s Flor Frey and Mike Fischbien, who asked about the stubborn achievement gap that plagues Native American students. [Audio below] Continue Reading