​We're hosting our first members meeting this Thursday! This is our first chance to gather (virtually) and hear from our members directly about how we're doing, what topics you think we should cover more deeply, and to introduce you to our first Founding Editor (who we'll be publicly announcing soon after). If you're interested in joining, you can sign up for a membership here.

We partnered with MPS parent Melissa Whitler to cover last week's school board meeting. The primary focus of the meeting was on the district's math and literacy assessments from fall 2021 and an update on the district's literacy framework. Here is her summary of the meeting, and you can find the Twitter thread about the meeting here.

We're hoping to do more of this type of thing in the weeks ahead, so we want to know from you – what do you think about the format? What other meetings would you like to see us cover? Reply to this email or fill out the "add context" box at the bottom of the article to let us know.

What questions do you have for the next City Council? We'll be interviewing a couple of the members representing Southwest soon, and we want to bring you with us. Send us a text message at 612-204-2887 with your questions and we'll try to fit them in.


Cardamom's cauliflower dish was featured as one of the best vegetarian dishes in the Twin Cities. (MSP Mag)

Some highlights from St. Genevieve's brunch. (Instagram)


Want to help drive the future of Lake Street? Join the Lake Street Alignment Process for a virtual meeting on December 6th or in-person meetings on December 9th and 10th.


Calling all Dune fans! Check out Tower Games on Wednesday night at 6 PM, where Jordan Peacock will be hosting a live Dune RPG game.

He'll also be hosting the kickoff board game night at Fire & Nice tonight at 7 PM, where people will be playing Pax Pamir, a game designed in St. Paul. Don't worry if you don't know how to play, just show up and he'll take care of the rest.

Lyndale Neighborhood Association is partnering with Zion Church for a FREE soup giveaway at Zion Church (128 W 33rd St) from 6-7 PM tomorrow night (December 1st).