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Is special education used for kids who simply misbehave?

Is special education used for kids who simply misbehave?

Nov. 14 | In this column I will be discussing the results of a one-year investigation that we conducted surrounding special education in Minnesota. The opinion of HIT investigators and myself is not included in this column. We began looking at Special Education...

City counsel ignores Peavey Park crack problem

City counsel ignores Peavey Park crack problem

Nov. 14 | A week before the elections, I’m trying to get a bus at about 5 pm and go to work. It’s drizzling, chilly. Be nice to step in out of the weather at the bus shelter on the corner of Chicago and Franklin on Minneapolis’ south side. But, there’s...

This Week’s Spotlights

This Week’s Spotlights

Nov. 13 | Dave Chappelle Thur. Nov. 14, 6:30 pm and 10 pm • First Avenue, 701 1st Ave. N., Minneapolis • Visit www.first-avenue.com or call 612-338-8388 • Fri: Nov. 15 and Sat. Nov. 16, 7:30 pm • Pantages Theatre, 710 Hennepin Av. S., Minneapolis •...

The WNBA: where it’s been, where it’s going

The WNBA: where it’s been, where it’s going

Nov. 13 | League president Richie defends ESPN coverage   Although it’s America’s longest running women’s pro league, the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) is still seen by too many as below major league status. The MSR talked about...

Washington nickname must go sooner or later — preferably sooner

Washington nickname must go sooner or later — preferably sooner

Nov. 13 |     Almost 30 times I heard it. Literally hundreds of times I saw it. No one apparently got the memo, especially the stadium public address announcer, who said it with gusto. Many proudly wore it like a badge of honor. I’m referring to...

Samantha blows the gig

Samantha blows the gig

Nov. 13 | Everybody was fed up, waiting around for the session to get underway. Few folk are more irritably restless than a bunch of bored musicians. Especially when they are some of highest paid hired guns in town. Keith was, for the last 40 minutes, having...

Women take charge at Twin Cities Black Film Festival

Women take charge at Twin Cities Black Film Festival

Nov. 13 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Women ruled at this year’s Twin Cities Black Film Festival (TCBFF) as several female produced and directed films and shorts were screened in September. “Anyone who takes the time and the courage to do this,...

Seward coop plans for second store run into questions of race, class and food justice

Seward coop plans for second store run into questions of race, class and food justice

Nov. 13 | By LaDonna Redmond Contributing Writer   “Will the store cause a rise in rents?” one community resident asked during the July public meeting about Seward Community Co-op’s plan to open a store across from Sabathani Community Center....

Concussions require immediate medical attention

Concussions require immediate medical attention

Nov. 13 | What is a concussion? A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury. Concussions are the most common type of traumatic brain injury.   Why should I care about concussions? Concussions are becoming more and more common in contact physical...

There’s no shortcut to discovering self-worth from within

There’s no shortcut to discovering self-worth from within

Nov. 13 | A year has passed since I began my weight-loss journey. I’ve made tremendous progress, but at times it didn’t feel that way.  In fact, halfway through the year I became complacent with my workouts. I was discouraged. My energy levels seemed...