Nonprofit, nonpartisan journalism. Supported by readers.

YWCA Minneapolis generously supports MinnPost’s Education coverage. Learn why.


Prof to law schools: Get beyond books and into the real world

Med-school students stick IVs into patients’ arms, operate on lifelike dummies. Psychology grad students sit in on client sessions. Developing actors memorize lines and produce plays; budding musicians rehearse and perform concerts.

Your water: Via tap or bottle, it may well be municipal

If you live in Minneapolis, you probably smelled something funny in your tap water weeks before you heard the news. My water (I live in southwest Minneapolis) didn’t smell, but starting in early July, it acquired a vaguely earthy taste.

Suit against dairy still seen as a rare, extreme step

When the state late last week sued a northwestern Minnesota dairy for air pollution, it initially seemed something larger, a warning shot fired at other smelly feedlots across the state. Manage the odor problems or prepare for a lawsuit.

Young actors learn their P’s and Q’s in Spotlight program

A veteran of the Guthrie Theater, Children’s Theatre Company and Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, actor Nate Irvin has spent enough time in musical theater to know how to handle the limelight: When asked about your current production, first spread the glo

Farm Sanctuary founder in town to talk vegan

In Farm Sanctuary founder Gene Baur’s ideal world, everyone is vegan, and animal agriculture (yep, cheese and dairy included) is nothing more than a historical curiosity. Given current farming practices, that’s about as plausible as flying pigs.

The new St. Kate’s: Evolution of a name

What’s in a name change? For the College (soon to be University) of St. Catherine, not much, at least not to the casual observer who caught wind of the school’s college-to-university announcement last week. Read more…