• Can we fix our parks?

    BY CAROL BECKER Minneapolis has 160 neighborhood parks and 49 neighborhood park buildings.  This excludes any regional parks like the Chain of Lakes or the Riverfront.  A study done last year by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board showed that we need $14 million a year to maintain these neighborhood parks. Right now, the city provides only $2.5 million a […]

    Can we fix our parks?
  • Minneapolis Public Schools lays off educators with 25 years experience

    For the past five years, the Minneapolis public schools have been slowly laying off educational assistants, a classification of paraprofessional, because they don’t meet new college experience requirements different from when they were hired. At this point, there are 17 EAs left in the district, all with 25 or more years experience as an educator. The district has refused to […]

    Minneapolis Public Schools lays off educators with 25 years experience
  • Jamar Clark, Rest in Peace May 3, 1991 – November 16, 2015

    BY ED FELIEN He was disconnected from his family when he was 4, and it seemed like he never got connected after that.  A gangsta armed robbery when he was 19 got him 41 months in prison.  He got out and got busted for smoking grass—“Rich people do it in the suites, poor people do it in the streets.”  Had […]

    Jamar Clark, Rest in Peace May 3, 1991 – November 16, 2015

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