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Minneapolis Public Schools brings on new head of athletics

Minneapolis Public Schools brings on new head of athletics

Apr. 24 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The Minneapolis City Conference once was considered the jewel of high school conferences around the state.  Unfortunately, various factors over the years have contributed to its slowly decreasing...

This week’s Entertainment spotlights!

This week’s Entertainment spotlights!

Apr. 24 |     The Music   The Bar Kays Sun., Apr. 28 7 pm • Epic, 110 N. 5th St., Mpls., 612-332-3742 or epicmpls.com • Originating as the Stax Records’ house band in 1966, they played on records by Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas, Johnnie Taylor,...

Is Janelle Monáe the next big thing?

Is Janelle Monáe the next big thing?

Apr. 23 |     Janelle Monae at the 2013 Coachella Music Festival.Photo by Amy Buchanan   Janelle Monáe was a recent hit at the Coachella music festival in Indio, California. According to critics and concert goers she was all the rave. Monàe...

Lesli, a determined woman, took charge that first night together

Lesli, a determined woman, took charge that first night together

Apr. 22 | Keith, over the past hour, had stared out the window so long, way down to the street below, that someone might’ve thought he was considering a jump. Still recalling his first night with Lesli, he surprised himself with a small laugh. Ambushing him...

KFAN post Henry Lake is now all white

KFAN post Henry Lake is now all white

Apr. 18 | Joni Mitchell once sang that you don’t know what you’ve had until it’s gone. “We’re glad to get him,” admits KCSP-AM Program Director John Hanson on Henry Lake, the new midday host at “610 Sports Radio” in Kansas City. Personally...

New legislation would give home childcare providers option to unionize

New legislation would give home childcare providers option to unionize

Apr. 17 |   Will union dues be passed on to working parents?     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   A bill that would authorize home-based childcare providers to vote on whether or not to be in a union is moving through committee in the Minnesota...

Safe Harbor bill protects youth from being victimized twice

Safe Harbor bill protects youth from being victimized twice

Apr. 17 |   No Wrong Door gives sexually exploited children support, not punishment       News Analysis By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, signed the Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Youth Act...

U of M diversity v.p. moves on to greener Tennessee pastures

U of M diversity v.p. moves on to greener Tennessee pastures

Apr. 17 |     Rickey Hall acknowledges school’s need for improved ‘external relations’     By Charles Hallman Staff writer   Rickey Hall’s favorite advice to his coworkers is, “Diversity is everybody’s everyday work. I say that...

42 shows Jackie Robinson as a flesh-and-blood hero

42 shows Jackie Robinson as a flesh-and-blood hero

Apr. 17 |     A movie review  By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Were baseball, back in 1947, the boring, high-priced waste of time and money it is today, you’d have to wonder why Jackie Robinson went to the trouble. In those days, though,...

This week’s Entertainment spotlights!

This week’s Entertainment spotlights!

Apr. 17 |     The Music   T.I. Fri., Apr. 19, 8 pm • Epic, 110 N. 5th St., Mpls., 612-332-3742 or epicmpls.com • T.I. is on tour promoting his eighth studio album Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head, which he has hinted may be his last. But considering...
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