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Articles from May 1, 2014

Dayton Speech's Education Elements: A Political Rorschach Test
During Mark Dayton's first gubernatorial run it was clear that the man cared passionately about Minnesota schools. He was prone to popping up in principals' offices to ask wonky questions and staying as long as they'd have him.Dayton came as close as...
Dayton versus GOP: State of the State Provides Campaign 2014 Preview
This was not so much a State of the State address delivered by Gov. Mark Dayton Wednesday night as it was a long outline as to the upcoming campaign.You could tell by the standing ovations where the lines will be drawn in the governor's race -- as well...
How to Elevate the Twin Cities from Good to Great
Gil Penalosa, who has worked in 165 cities around the world helping citizens improve their communities, comes to town May 5-9 to share ideas about "getting Minneapolis-St. Paul to shift from being a good place to being a great place for all."Penalosa,...
Isle Royale Wolves Are Holding Steady as Researchers Make a Major New Find
The annual survey of wolf and moose populations on Isle Royale was published Wednesday, and it's fair to say the outlook for key elements of the island's ecological health is not improving.Major findings from the report:* The number of wolves counted...
Lawsuit Filed over Demolition of Historic Minneapolis Home at 2320 Colfax
A lawsuit to prevent the demolition of a T.P. Healy house at 24th and Colfax in Minneapolis was filed Wednesday against property owner Mike Crow.The Minneapolis City Council voted last week to allow demolition of the building, constructed in 1893 by...
Minnesota Takes Top Ranking on New Health-Performance Scorecard
Minnesota is ranked first among all 50 states and the District of Columbia on the 2014 edition of the Commonwealth Fund's Scorecard on State Health Performance, which was released Wednesday.The scorecard measured 42 health indicators, including insurance coverage,...
MinnRoast Lyrics 'Revealed'
In response to lots of requests -- true! -- from MinnRoast attendees, we are posting lyrics from this year's show. Enjoy.MinnRoast revenues contribute almost 10% of MinnPost's annual budget. Please support independent journalism by making a donation to...
Star Tribune, Pioneer Press Sunday Print Circulation Drops 5 Percent amid Digital Growth
Sunday print sales fell 5.1 percent at the Star Tribune and the Pioneer Press, according to a report released Thursday by the Alliance for Audited Media (AAM).However, the shift to digital is very evident in the report, which covers the six months ending...
Suburbs, Including Wealthy West, Want More State Bonding Money
Lawmakers like to joke that there's a "Fertile Crescent" in Minnesota, starting in Bloomington and working up through wealthy western Twin Cities suburbs such as Edina, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Plymouth and Maple Grove.Those cities are home to some...
The 'Punk Rock Nanny': John Maloof on His Glorious Documentary, 'Finding Vivian Maier'
The documentary "Finding Vivian Maier" - now showing at the Edina Cinema and available on On Demand - is a must-see for anyone with an appetite for art, history and mystery, and whose subject brings to mind such famous creative recluses as Emily Dickinson...
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