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The Good Wife Works: On memories and fear of loss

The Good Wife Works: On memories and fear of loss

Nov. 19 | Wilt Chamberlain said it: “Important to you, irrelevant to others.” Experts agree, and advise you to get rid of your junk so as not to burden your family with your stuff. Americans are, after all, five percent of the world’s population consuming...

Closer to the finish line on educational equity

Closer to the finish line on educational equity

Nov. 16 | By Marian Wright Edelman Contributing Commentator With opportunity gaps widening for poor children and children of color, new guidance from the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education offers new hope and protection from discrimination....

Leaders need education and experience

Leaders need education and experience

Nov. 15 |             Have we become more politically astute where education does not count? There appears to be more persons appointed as department heads etc. in many jobs when they don’t have any training and/or education...

German profit, Minnesota failure

German profit, Minnesota failure

Nov. 15 | Many questions surround Vikings stadium transparent roof   KSTP, Channel 5, on November 3, 2014, reported the results of its six-month investigation into the transparent (see-through) material to make up 60 percent of the new Vikings stadium...

Dear White People: Satire takes sophisticated look at Ivy League race relations

Dear White People: Satire takes sophisticated look at Ivy League race relations

Nov. 15 | The academics are tough enough at Winchester University, a mythical Ivy League institution. It’s too bad that Black students there also have to worry about making themselves comfortable socially. That’s precisely the predicament we find a quartet...

St. Paul aims to lead in workforce racial equity

St. Paul aims to lead in workforce racial equity

Nov. 15 | Concerns over ‘unrealistic’ hiring goals have proven unfounded   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Nearly $105 million in St. Paul City contracts was awarded in 2013 to businesses owned by people of color, women-owned, and small businesses,...

Big Ten expansion brings new challenges to women’s hoops

Big Ten expansion brings new challenges to women’s hoops

Nov. 15 | Big Ten women’s basketball — not football — has been the most impacted sport ever since the conference first expanded in 1990. First, it was Penn State, then Nebraska in 2011, and now Maryland and Rutgers, who this summer officially became...

Old-school teaching methods were effective in even the poorest districts

Old-school teaching methods were effective in even the poorest districts

Nov. 14 |             By Jimmie Hollis Guest Commentator Today’s public schools are the subject of a lot of debate and controversy all across America. There is a great deal that does need fixing, but the problems are not, as...

Plan a fall farm adventure with your family

Plan a fall farm adventure with your family

Nov. 14 | The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is encouraging families to take advantage of opportunities to visit one of Minnesota’s many farms. The popular Minnesota Grown Directory is a great resource to help families plan a farm visit. It highlights...

Cutting costs during the holidays

Cutting costs during the holidays

Nov. 14 | By Donna Skeels Cygan Contributing Writer     You know “stuff” isn’t what makes the holiday season truly fulfilling. Yet each year, despite your best intentions, you end up shopping too much, rushing too much, stressing too much…and...
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