Educators have known they'd start seeing drops in student proficiency in school subjects due to the "learning gap." The learning gap is a term that refers to the learning losses students have experience during the the pandemic.
Melissa Whitler covered this topic via the School Board's meeting last week where literacy rates and programs were discussed by administration and teachers.
People who drive through and/or live near 42nd Street in Kingfield have asked us about the new crosswalks and bollards up at the 1st Avenue and Stevens Avenue intersections. If you're wondering "why can't I turn onto 1st Avenue or Stevens Avenue anymore?" the answer is: safety.
These bollards and crosswalks are part of the Vision Zero project that we reported on in April. If you want to check out what other projects are going on, this is a useful page to bookmark.
Speaking of 42nd Street...don't worry Kingfield, you can now walk to get your hair done. Salon Blonde just opened up next to Royal Grounds Coffee, at 314 W. 42nd Street. The grand opening is tomorrow night at 6-9 p.m. Even if your hair is perfect the way it is, feel free to drop in and say hi to your new neighbors.
LINK ROUNDUP 🔗
Councilmember Jeremiah Ellison wants to turn the third floor of City Hall into a mural of people killed by police in the city over the past 50 years. Art activism has been a huge piece of George Floyd Square. (Minnesota Reformer)
You can pre-order Prince and the Revolution's new live album from the Electric Fetus. The album is out officially on Friday! (Electric Fetus)
Minnesota was dealt some severe weather on Memorial Day that devastated many small towns. (FOX 9)
How did pro baseball get its start in Minnesota? I don't know but the Star Tribune does. (Star Tribune)
Some on-the-street reporting about a new business opening up in Whittier. Thanks, Bennett! (Twitter)
COMMUNITY RESOURCES 💪
Report turtles just for existing! Minneapolis Parks & Rec would appreciate if you'd let them know when you see a turtle. Snap a picture and fill out this brief form. Free idea: a great way to occupy your children when they claim they are bored. "Go look for turtles, Marianne."
If you are wanting to learn a bit of Swedish, the American Swedish Institute has a writing workshop that starts tonight and there are still spaces left.
OUT & ABOUT 🛴
Lydia Liza and Rogue Valley play tonight at the Icehouse. We are excited to see Lydia, who has an immense resume, reemerge!
Trailer Trash and Cathy & Abel play at Driftwood Char Bar tonight.
Have you ever dreamed of being the front person in a band? Well, tonight is your lucky night. Pimento is hosting a live band karaoke! We support your front-person dreams.