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FRIDAY, February 8


Minneapolis mentoring smorgasbord: A taste of success
by Scott Russell, TC Daily Planet
Minneapolis political and civic leaders are looking to boost local mentoring programs in an effort to reduce youth violence—and they have a smorgasbord of “mentoring” options to consider. But what works?

Layoffs and rehiring: a disruptive process
by John Fitzgerald, Minnesota 2020 Fellow
Job security is important to any worker. But job security is precisely what some teachers don’t have.

Carnaval Brasileiro returns to Minneapolis
by Dwight Hobbes, TC Daily Planet
This Saturday Carnaval Brasileiro returns to Minneapolis with Beira Mar Brasil headlining, led by singer-composer-sambista-guitarist Robert Everest. I wouldn’t sleep on this one.

Food and Restaurants

Think you know sushi?
by Jeremy Iggers, The Rake
Test your sushi knowledge with this fun sushi quiz:

The Year of the Rat: a milestone for the Fong family
by Phyllis Louise Harris, Asian Pages
When the Chinese dragon dancers wind their way through David Fong’s restaurant on February 7, they will not only celebrate the Chinese Year of the Rat, but also four generations of their family in the restaurant business.

Sanctuary: what a difference a chef makes!
by Jeremy Iggers, The Rake
What a difference a chef makes!


Hardest working person
by Lisa Bryant, Minnesota Women’s Press
According to an unwritten life rule established and metered out by my parents, success in life and in one’s work is accomplished by following a combination of three key ingredients: gaining an education, hard work and dedication to one’s career, and taking time to give back.


A Ship in the Night
by Virginia Wright Peterson, World Views
Passing emergency messages becomes so routine one can forget the significance of what is being relayed. One message this week woke me from my robotic ways.