The Americorps programs serving Minneapolis have an urgent need for reading and math tutors that will be placed in the city's schools. The program is about 100 people short, and the deadline to apply is tomorrow, December 15th.

If you're looking for a direct way to help students in Minneapolis, this is a good way to do it, so check out the info here and apply if you are able. Spread the word!

Last week, an interview committee met to interview candidates to become Southwest's next Met Council representative. Henry Pan put together a great summary of the event here, as well as a longer Twitter thread from the event here.

After the meeting, the interview committee made private recommendations to the Governor, and he's expected to make the final announcement on the appointment soon.

We interviewed new Ward 11 City Council Member Emily Koski about her plans.The full interview can be found here. Here are a couple snippets:

"I think that what I've heard through and through door knocking and connecting with our constituents is that public safety was number one on people's minds.

When you go back to that question of being the voice of the community, what that looks like is really listening to them, and right now I'm hearing that people in the 11th Ward and across our whole city want to make sure that we tackle public safety, and making sure that we get that right, but also that we work together across the city and amongst colleagues and amongst experts to do so."

"I think Jeremy has an immense amount of passion around climate change, and we’re in a climate crisis. I absolutely want to make sure that that lens is continued on and that as we continue to move forward with any decisions that we make, we always have that lens on."


Minneapolis officially launched a program to deploy unarmed health professionals to certain emergencies instead of police yesterday. (Star Tribune)

One of the Walker's newest exhibits focuses on environmental racism in North Minneapolis. (Walker Magazine)

A story of the Snowtron, a short-lived mobile snow melting machine, from Paul Merrill's great Stuff About Minneapolis Tumblr. (Stuff About Minneapolis)

If you need to order books to be shipped, and want to do it through a local bookstore like Magers & Quinn, you need to get the order it TODAY to ensure it comes by December 25th. (Magers & Quinn Twitter)


Did you know Minneapolis Public Schools hosts a variety of classes for adults? Their winter calendar is out now. These classes cover a wide range of topics, from Somali culture to creative writing to estate planning to Microsoft Excel to making backyard maple syrup and more.


The Hennepin History Museum is hosting a "living room conversation" about housing and homeownership in our community tonight at 6 PM. The program is intended to bring people together with folks that have different viewpoints and facilitate a conversation.