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School board's approval of $375,000 contract for Al Flowers-related group drawing questions

The founder of the Community Standards Initiative is community activist Al Flowers, an MPS critic whose name is in the headlines this week.

Mike McFadden

More McFadden views: From Minnesota’s ‘immoral’ test-scores gap to an economic ‘game-changer’

The GOP’s U.S. Senate candidate is not impressed that the U.S. economic recovery is stronger than most other wealthy industrialized nations.

Michael Walker

Michael Walker might have the toughest job in Minneapolis

The new head of Minneapolis Public Schools' Office of Black Male Student Achievement is tasked with closing the biggest opportunity gap in the country. But his first job may be to rebuild trust.