Kaywin Feldman will leave Mia to direct National Gallery

Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Kaywin Feldman

Quite a career move. The Star Tribune’s Jenna Ross writes: “The Minneapolis Institute of Art is losing its longtime director to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. … Kaywin Feldman, who a decade ago became the first woman to lead the Minneapolis museum, will become the first female director of the prestigious National Gallery, the institutions announced Tuesday morning.”

Science teachers to teach science. MPR’s Codey Nelson reports: “…Teachers across the state are welcoming proposed science education standards that would, for the first time in Minnesota, teach that humans are the primary cause of climate change. … While some educators already teach about humans’ impact on the climate, they say writing it into state standards would be added muscle if they face pushback from students or parents. And it would help ensure the topic gets taught.”

Making progress. The Southwest Journal’s Nate Gotlieb reports: “Minneapolis Public Schools cut general fund spending by $12.3 million and increased general fund revenue by $8.1 million in the 2017-18 school year compared to 2016-17, according to an audit released Nov. 29.”

But the memories are priceless. The Rochester Post-Bulletin’s Matthew Stolle reports: “President Trump’s campaign visit in October cost Rochester taxpayers more than $90,000 — money that is not likely to be reimbursed. … But the city did not come away empty-handed from the event. The campaign did pay $100,000 for use of Mayo Civic Center. … The remaining sum — $76,000 in direct costs related to the visit, plus $17,625 associated with the time spent by exempt salaried employees who prepared for and staffed the event — adds up to $93,625.”

In other news…

Nothing says “intimate conversation” like Xcel Energy Center: Michelle Obama books Xcel Energy Center for her ‘Intimate Conversation’ tour [Star Tribune]

Woof:Delta: On long flights, leave your support animal at home” [AP via KARE]

More power to you: 100-megawatt wind farm proposed in Renville County” [West Central Tribune]

More like No Claires:Western Wisconsin won’t see a 2019 Eaux Claires music festival” [Pioneer Press]

Thanks for all the fish: Rosedale Center to get new aquarium; opening planned for spring” [Pioneer Press]

Offensive performance:John DeFilippo, Vikings offensive coordinator, fired after ugly loss; Kevin Stefanski moved up” [Star Tribune]

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