Hi parents! How are you? It's been a challenging couple of years for everyone, but especially for everyone trying to raise kids and get them through school (and life).Now that the educators strike is over, we want to hear from you.We put together a survey that we'd love to have you fill out. We heard from a number of you that you had lots of thoughts and feelings but were struggling to figure out how to share them, so we're trying to create a space where you can share your thoughts, on-the-record or anonymously, about how you're feeling about the state of the city, schools, and your kids.

Broders' Cucina Italiana suffered a fire over the weekend. Here's a statement they posted to their website on Sunday:

"Last night there was a fire at Broders’ Cucina Italiana, all staff and tenants are safe. We are grateful to our team members and the Minneapolis Fire Department for taking quick action to extinguish the fire.

Today, we are assessing damage and will be closed until further notice. We appreciate any support you can show by visiting us at Broders’ Pasta Bar or Terzo, we look forward to welcoming you back as soon as possible."

While we all wait on them to reopen and eat their delicious stromboli once again, give them your support them by visiting their sister businesses, Broders' Pasta Bar or Terzo.

The Star Tribune put together a great list of the 40 iconic dishes in the Twin Cities. The list featured a bunch of dishes (more than a third of the total list, in fact) in Southwest, including Bebe Zito ice cream, Bogart's Donuts, Brasa's green sauce, Clancey's roast beef sandwich, Khâluna's basil wings, potato churros at Martina, Chocolat at Patisserie 46, jerk chicken at Pimento Jamaican Kitchen, Korean BBQ Pizza at Pizzeria Lola, lamb burgers at P.S. Steak, Pho at Quang, Szechuan Wontons at Rainbow Chinese, bittersweet chocolate cookies at Rustica, Ropa Vieja at Victor's 1959, and the Yum Yum Rice Bowl at World Street Kitchen. I can, and will, personally endorse most of these.


A marijuana-themed sandwich shop called Cheba Hut is moving into the first floor of The Asher at 1129 Lagoon Ave., the new building located on Arby's Island. (Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal)

How the protections for teachers of color in the new Minneapolis Public Schools teachers contract will actually work. (Minnesota Reformer)

Minnesota has one of the highest rates of workers making more than $15/hour. (Axios Twin Cities)

Petite León is on hiatus for the second day in a row after getting hit with a COVID outbreak. They're planning to be back up and running by Wednesday. (Petite León Instagram)

If you notice some discoloration in maple trees around the city, it's because sap is leaking from dormant pruning cuts. This may sound bad, but is actually quite the opposite. (MPLS Park Board Gardens Instagram)

An interesting piece on a new push to teach financial literacy in Minnesota's schools. (MPR)

Minnesota's moose population has held stable for the 11th year in a row. (MN Dept. of Natural Resources)


HandsOn Twin Cities is hosting a free virtual social media workshop for nonprofits and small businesses tomorrow from 3-4 p.m.

If you live in Lowry Hill East, nominate someone to be named Neighbor of the Year.

Lyndale Farmstead Park is hosting a Bunny Trail, where you and/or a small friend can walk along a trail searching for Easter eggs, every morning through April 13.

Minneapolis is hiring a new city planner. Apply by April 17.

Misfit Coffee is looking to connect with local artists who want to display their work at an event they're hosting on April 20.


The American Swedish Institute is hosting a Makers Morning virtual event at 10:30 a.m. Bring whatever project you're working on and relax in an environment with other people doing the same.

Check out the new student art exhibits at MCAD.

Go do Yoga With A Goat (yes, literally) today or tomorrow at 2521 Pillsbury Ave S.

Nektar is at the at the Granada tonight, as Melody first shared here yesterday. I'm going to just re-up her quote about the show: "audio-visual journeys to far reaches of the universe and the depths of the ocean with their immersive blend of sight and sound."