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The bus has left; here’s the snow-shoveling winner

The bus has left; here’s the snow-shoveling winner

Unlike the outcomes in Iowa and New Hampshire, if you win the MinnPost Verse or Worse competition, you have something that’s as good a week or two later as it was when you got it: A surprisingly m

Author says people-pleasing, perfection can limit women

If you’re a woman determined to pad your paycheck with a promotion, here’s good news to start your year. Wages of women in their 20s are running neck and neck with men of the same age in some U.S. cities, including Minneapolis and St.

MacPhail steps in as districts march to different drummer

Even though the music school he heads is a century old, David O’Fallon thinks the MacPhail Center’s mission is well-attuned to the times.

“We’re seeing changes in education,” he says. “The old model of education is sort of the industrial model.

One cop, one shovel, no donuts

The past few weeks are traditionally really busy ones for retailers (if you count accepting returned sweaters as being busy), but that isn’t so in the news biz, nor even in the vaguely news-related contest biz.

Women ex-legislators can empathize with balancing act Hillary faces

As a plea for change took a front-row seat over experience in Thursday’s Iowa caucuses, Hillary Rodham Clinton took the microphone to face her disappointment with a smile.
It may have helped that her experience includes publicly facing disappointme

Reopening of libraries is happy ending to dark chapter

Don’t rush to the library to pick up a copy of Ann Patchett’s “Run.” The bestseller has a waiting list a mile long — or more precisely, 585 readers long (484 people in the Hennepin County system and 101 in Minneapolis, according to the online catalo