Minneapolis – Himspairport http://himspairport.com/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 14:15:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://himspairport.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default.png Minneapolis – Himspairport http://himspairport.com/ 32 32 Arctic cold will return overnight: MN weather https://himspairport.com/arctic-cold-will-return-overnight-mn-weather/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 14:15:56 +0000 https://himspairport.com/arctic-cold-will-return-overnight-mn-weather/ MINNEAPOLIS — After a particularly warm Tuesday, when the high hits 38, arctic air will return to the Twin Cities subway overnight. Wednesday’s high will be 5 degrees. With the wind chill, the low will feel like 17 degrees below zero. High temperatures will rise into the teens this weekend. “An arctic cold front will […]]]>

MINNEAPOLIS — After a particularly warm Tuesday, when the high hits 38, arctic air will return to the Twin Cities subway overnight.

Wednesday’s high will be 5 degrees. With the wind chill, the low will feel like 17 degrees below zero. High temperatures will rise into the teens this weekend.

“An arctic cold front will move through the region late in the afternoon and into the evening, bringing gusty winds and much colder temperatures,” the National Weather Service said.

“Uneven blowing snow and icy patches on roads and other surfaces are possible.”

Here is the full NWS forecast for the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area:

Tuesday: Increasing cloudiness with a high near 38. Wind south southeast 10 to 15 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Winds could blow up to 25 mph.

Tuesday evening: Scattered blowing snow between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -1. Wind chill values ​​as low as -17. Windy, with a northwesterly wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts up to 30 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny and cold, with highs near 5. Wind chill values ​​as low as -21. Wind northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts up to 30 mph.

Wednesday evening: Rather clear, with a minimum around -12. Wind chill values ​​as low as -22. Wind northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Thusday: Sunny and cold with highs near 1. Wind northwest around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.

Thursday evening: Rather clear, with a minimum around -12. Wind calm becoming south around 5 mph in the evening.

Friday: 20 percent chance of snow in the afternoon. Increasing cloudiness, with a high near 16. Wind south 5 to 15 mph.

Friday night: 40% chance of snow, mostly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10. Wind south 10 to 15 mph becoming west northwest after midnight.

On Saturday: Partly sunny, with highs near 17. Wind northwest 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with lows around -4. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with highs near 14. Wind southwest around 5 mph.

Sunday night: 20% chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 2. Wind south around 5 mph becoming west northwest after midnight.

Monday: 30% chance of snow. Partly sunny, with highs near 19. Wind northwest around 5 mph.

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Senior Medical Support Assistant Job in Minneapolis, Minnesota – Department of Veterans Affairs https://himspairport.com/senior-medical-support-assistant-job-in-minneapolis-minnesota-department-of-veterans-affairs/ Sun, 16 Jan 2022 21:56:47 +0000 https://himspairport.com/senior-medical-support-assistant-job-in-minneapolis-minnesota-department-of-veterans-affairs/ The United States government is a massive employer and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open positions in locations across the country. Below is a summary of qualifications for an active and open Department of Veterans Affairs job listing. The opening is for a Senior Medical Support Assistant in […]]]>

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Senior Medical Support Assistant – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 557849 Start date: 01/04/2022 End date: 01/27/2022

Summary of Qualifications
Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA policy. Experience and/or Training: (1) Experience. Six months of clerical, clerical, customer service, or other administrative work experience that indicates the ability to acquire the specific knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties of the position; OR, (2) Education. One year after high school; OR, (3) Experience/education combination. An equivalent combination of experience and education qualifies for the entry level for which education and experience are acceptable. English proficiency. MSAs must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005 Grade Determinations:
GS-7 Senior Medical Support Assistant:
Experience. One year of experience at the GS-6 level or equivalent, which are, but not limited to: Ability to collaborate and communicate with a wide range of medical clinicians across multiple disciplines (e.g., physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants , psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, clinical pharmacists and nursing staff) to accomplish team goal setting to ensure that medical care for patients is satisfied; Ability to independently prioritize and organize work to meet deadlines, ensuring compliance with established processes, policies and regulations, Ability to communicate tactfully and effectively, electronically, over the phone, in person and in writing , with internal and external clients, this may include preparing reports in various formats and presenting data to various organizational levels, as well as resolving patient concerns; In-depth knowledge of the technical healthcare process (including but not limited to planning interdisciplinary coordinated care delivery and/or care in community models and patient healthcare portals) as it relates to concerning access to care; In-depth knowledge of the technical healthcare process (including but not limited to planning interdisciplinary coordinated care delivery and/or care in community models and patient healthcare portals) as it relates to concerning access to care; and Advanced knowledge of medical terminology due to the technical nature of the language used by clinicians. AND Demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities. Applicants must demonstrate all of the KSAs below: Advanced knowledge of medical terminology and a wide range of clinical flow processes related to accessing care across multiple clinics, specialties, and/or community resources. Ability to use many advanced patient systems in support of multiple clinics in an interdisciplinary setting. Ability to organize work, set priorities and delegate tasks/responsibilities in order to meet deadlines. Ability to communicate with individuals to achieve desired effect and coordinate with a variety of interdisciplinary care teams. Ability to provide staff development and training. Ability to manage staffing needs, manage workflow priorities and adjust workflow to meet team and patient needs. This includes the ability to track outstanding issues and demonstrate an understanding of the impact of incomplete work across multiple clinics. References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/117 PART II APPENDIX G45
Physical Demands: Work performed is primarily sedentary

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Beloit sweeps Minneapolis https://himspairport.com/beloit-sweeps-minneapolis/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 04:52:02 +0000 https://himspairport.com/beloit-sweeps-minneapolis/ Girls A tough night offensively proved to be Minneapolis‘ downfall in their 47-37 home loss to Beloit on Friday. The Lions never got a start and were held within 10 points in three of four quarters. Cleveland senior Cameron led Minneapolis (6-4 overall; 3-2 NCAA) with 12 points and was named Nex-Tech Wireless Player of […]]]>

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A tough night offensively proved to be Minneapolis‘ downfall in their 47-37 home loss to Beloit on Friday.

The Lions never got a start and were held within 10 points in three of four quarters.

Cleveland senior Cameron led Minneapolis (6-4 overall; 3-2 NCAA) with 12 points and was named Nex-Tech Wireless Player of the Game. Rookie Maci McClure added 7 points along with the H&R Block of the Game.

For Beloit (5-5; 3-1), Addison Budke had 14 points and Mylie Brown 11.

Beloit led 28-14 at halftime, as Minneapolis was plagued with turnovers, misunderstandings and missed shots.

The Lions managed to reduce the number of games to single digits in the second half, but they couldn’t stop Beloit from replying. Minneapolis has also faced some reprehensible issues throughout. Two players committed a foul and others had to sit on the bench for a long time after accumulating the fouls.

Minneapolis has now lost three in a row, while Beloit snapped a two-game skid.

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Long stretches of few to no points have hampered Minneapolis’ success this season, and a second-half drought on Friday cost the Lions their 44-31 loss to Beloit.

Minneapolis (2-8 overall; 0-5 NCAA) shot well early, making five three-pointers in the first half. The Lions, however, failed to make one in the last two quarters and scored just six points in each of the last two frames. The offensive fall from grace in the second half allowed Beloit to build up a solid lead and hold it until the end.

Colby Rice beat Minneapolis with 12 points and was selected as the Nex-Tech Wireless Player of the Game. Mason Scott added 8. Kolten Hoppe had the H&R block of the game.

Beloit’s Caleb Burks led all scorers with 13 points, including four three-pointers, and Quinn Eilert dropped to 11.

Minneapolis led 10-9 after one quarter, but Beloit (8-2; 3-1) took the lead in the second quarter and never let go.

The Trojans relied on three-ball all night, as their leading scorer entering the night, Bryce Beisner, struggled to find production in the paint. Beloit as a team made four more three-pointers than two-pointers. That said, the Minneapolis defense has still kept Beloit at a season low in points.

The victory is the seventh in a row for the Trojans. Minneapolis has lost five of its last six games.

The Minneapolis boys will travel to the Rupp Tournament in Halstead next week. They will face Andale on Tuesday at 6 p.m. They will play two more guaranteed matches later in the week, win or lose.

The Minneapolis girls also host Ell-Saline on Tuesday at 6 p.m. This match can be heard on 92.7 The New Zoo, with pre-game coverage starting at 5:45 p.m.

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Minneapolis and St. Paul city coaches working to promote underdog players https://himspairport.com/minneapolis-and-st-paul-city-coaches-working-to-promote-underdog-players/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 11:00:37 +0000 https://himspairport.com/minneapolis-and-st-paul-city-coaches-working-to-promote-underdog-players/ Thanks for checking out Basketball Across Minnesota, my weekly look at some of the state’s best hoops stories, from preps to pros. —Marcus Fuller . . . Larry McKenzie is a Minnesota High School Hall of Famer as a coach and has several state titles to his credit, but he’s baffled by the lack of […]]]>

Thanks for checking out Basketball Across Minnesota, my weekly look at some of the state’s best hoops stories, from preps to pros. —Marcus Fuller

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Larry McKenzie is a Minnesota High School Hall of Famer as a coach and has several state titles to his credit, but he’s baffled by the lack of attention for downtown players in the Twin Cities .

The Minneapolis North coach even took to Twitter earlier this month to vent his frustration, saying “still baffled as to why colleges and universities in Minnesota aren’t recruiting kids from Minneapolis conferences. and St. Paul”.

It wasn’t just a podium moment for McKenzie, who said the boys and girls who stood out from the Minneapolis and St. Paul City conferences were missing from the rosters of Division I, Division II schools. and Division III in the state and surrounding areas.

Recruiting has been even tougher during the pandemic, so McKenzie created the Minnesota Black Basketball Coaches Association in 2020, largely to bring together coaches of color to help figure out how to improve opportunities for players.

“I’m puzzled because we have talent,” McKenzie said. “For our programs and our children to go unrecognized makes you scratch your head.”

The Gophers’ men’s and women’s programs haven’t had city conference players on their rosters in nearly a decade, but McKenzie hopes the Division II Northern Sun and Division III MIAC conferences will also consider showing up in more downtown gymnasiums.

“Private schools and the cost of going to those schools is high,” McKenzie said. “But there are other ways to subsidize kids if they really want to recruit them and find ways for them to play in those schools. My team GPA is 3.4, so you’re not just talking about kids who play basketball.”

After taking over North, McKenzie coached the Polars to back-to-back state championships in 2016 and 2017, giving him six overall after his four rounds at Patrick Henry in the early 2000s, which included coaching his son and ex -Gopher, Lawrence .

Looking at budding stars who have left town to play at other high schools, recent names that stand out are Tre Holloman and Kerwin Walton, who transferred to Cretin-Derham Hall and Hopkins, respectively.

It makes what the Polars have done this season so much more rewarding for McKenzie, who said it was his most experienced team in nearly 30 years of coaching. Led by Division I prospect and senior Willie Wilson, North has already won this season over perennial powerhouses DeLaSalle and Minnehaha Academy. The only losses were to Chicago Simeon and Class 4A No. 1 Park Center in the George Floyd Jr. Memorial Classic Championship.

“For the first time in my career, I’m starting five seniors,” McKenzie said. “It’s the most experienced team I’ve had.”

To say the Polars topped the Minneapolis City Conference would be an understatement with a 61-game winning streak, but the gap could close with rebuilds at Edison, South and Southwest.

Edison coach Ahmil Jihad resumed a program that had barely a handful of combined conference wins in three years, but he now features the state’s second-leading scorer, Micah Young (29.3 points per game) and Lebanon Tushar (26.9). Still, Jihad said only one college coach has stopped to see his players in four years.

“It’s been a process of building a basketball culture basically from scratch,” Jihad said. “One of the reasons we launched the [MBBCA] is to make sure everyone is aware of what’s going on and what we can do to complement each other. We don’t have the resources, but if we stick together and stay in touch, we can support each other as much as possible and get things done.”

Much like the North Boys, the Como Park Girls have been the standard for the St. Paul City Conference for nearly a decade. The program that former WNBA player Alexis Gray-Lawson helped launch towards a winning culture has continued its success since returning to his home state of California in 2020.

Como Park coach Olonda England, a former Gray-Lawson assistant, thinks her side could make their first appearance in a Class 3A state tournament since 2016. She tested her daughters with early games against big names. powers such as Hopkins, Stillwater and St. Michael-Albertville.

Playing tougher competition paid off with a victory on Saturday against undefeated and No. 1 Class 3A Austin. Senior Ronnie Porter, England’s daughter, is averaging 20 points, five assists and a 4.3 GPA at Como Park, but has no Division I or Division II offers.

“I don’t know why they’re watching our city kids, especially with the stats of a lot of them,” England said. “It’s kind of heartbreaking because they have what it takes. These girls are complete even without the basketball team. It’s time to start changing the narrative.”

Time may be running out for the city’s seniors, but the future is bright.

On Friday, the McKenzie Polars will play rival South, which is led by sophomores Jerome Williams Jr. and 6-8 Chiang Ring, who some coaches believe may have the most upside of any big-under. -State classes.

Fuller’s Five

Five Minnesotans who stood out this week:

Mason Lund, Sartell

The 6-6 Southwest Minnesota rookie had a big enough game to be heard in the Twin Cities with a school-record 51 points in a win over St. Francis.

Amir Coffey, Los Angeles Clippers

The ex-Gopher is driving social media crazy with coffee emojis after his career-high 21 points in Sunday’s win over Atlanta, and his 18 points, seven assists and four steals in Wednesday’s win over Denver.

Kristen WatsonHayfield

The sophomore guard scored 32 points in her team’s 13th straight win last week, but she led the Vikings 14-0 all season with regular play.

Ronnie Porter, Como Park

The senior guard had 24 points, seven rebounds and six assists to help the Cougars beat No. 1 Class 3A Austin 74-69 in the Rochester Hoops Challenge.

Pharrel Payne, Cottage Grove Park

The 6-9 Gophers rookie was sidelined eight games with a hip injury, but he led the Wolfpack with 22 points and 12 rebounds in a 58-52 win over Owatonna in the Rochester Hoops Challenge.

Statistically speaking

1 – The Gophers women won at Rutgers last Thursday for the first time in program history, 62-49, as head coach Lindsay Whalen missed the game after suffering an appendectomy.

40 – Marking game of the season for Karl-Anthony Towns in Wolves’ fourth consecutive victory against Houston on Sunday.

100 – The Center Sauk girls’ winning streak in the Central Western Conference came to an end last Friday after a loss to Montevideo.

Games to watch

Totino Grace boys vs. Cretin-Derham Hall at Hamline U, Saturday, 6 p.m.

The No. 1 Class 3A Eagles will look to stay undefeated against Minnesota Schools in a four-star point guard clash with Taison Chatman against Michigan State rookie Tre Holloman.

Hopkins Girls at Eden Prairie, Friday, 7 p.m.

Future Gophers clash when Royals point guard Amaya Battle takes on Eagles forward Nia Holloway. Both girls are also former North Tartan AAU teammates.

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Basketball Across Minnesota will be published weekly on starttribune.com. Don’t be a stranger on Twitter after reading, because discussing these stories makes them even more fun to share. Thanks Marcus (@Marcus_R_Fuller on Twitter)

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Map: Minneapolis neighborhoods hardest hit by car hijackings in 2021 https://himspairport.com/map-minneapolis-neighborhoods-hardest-hit-by-car-hijackings-in-2021/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 14:02:08 +0000 https://himspairport.com/map-minneapolis-neighborhoods-hardest-hit-by-car-hijackings-in-2021/ Car hijackers targeted virtually every neighborhood in Minneapolis last year. Police recorded more than 640 attempted or successful car hijacking attempts across the city, nearly two per day, putting residents on edge and confusing law enforcement. All but seven of the city’s 87 wards recorded at least one incident, but they were most heavily concentrated […]]]>

Car hijackers targeted virtually every neighborhood in Minneapolis last year.

Police recorded more than 640 attempted or successful car hijacking attempts across the city, nearly two per day, putting residents on edge and confusing law enforcement.

All but seven of the city’s 87 wards recorded at least one incident, but they were most heavily concentrated along a Longfellow strip through the Midtown wards of Powderhorn and Phillips, extending to Whittier and the regions of Uptown.

Other hot spots included parts of the North Side and Marcy-Holmes around the University of Minnesota campus.

It’s hard to make comparisons to previous years, as Minneapolis Police didn’t start tracking car hijackings as a separate statistic until the fall of 2020. They reported 170 incidents that year. Previously, these crimes were usually lumped together with robberies.

Car hijackings started to increase in early 2021 and then declined somewhat over the summer before spiking sharply in the fall months. Police data shows more than 100 incidents of carjacking reported in November alone.

There were twice as many car hijackings in the last three months of 2021 compared to the same period the year before.

Already in the first week of January, police data showed a rate of around one carjacking per day.

Teens and young adults are reported as common suspects in carjacking cases, often abandoning cars somewhere nearby and rarely attempting to sell the vehicle or its parts.

This wave of violent carjackings is not limited to Minneapolis, St. Paul and other surrounding jurisdictions also reporting an increase in incidents. The trend has also swept through major cities across the country, including Chicago and Washington, DC.

Comparable data for St. Paul and the metropolitan suburbs is not readily available.

Authorities recorded more than 4,000 auto thefts in Minneapolis last year, a 40% increase from pre-pandemic figures. Item thefts from vehicles rose 17% to more than 5,000 incidents in two consecutive years, while a wave of thefts of catalytic converters also exploded in the Twin Cities.

Carjackings were among several violent crimes that have reached record levels in Minneapolis over the past twelve months, alongside spikes in other thefts, aggravated assaults and the city’s worst year of homicides since a generation.

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‘We’re so happy’: Minneapolis couple shares dating app success story – WCCO https://himspairport.com/were-so-happy-minneapolis-couple-shares-dating-app-success-story-wcco/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 14:56:00 +0000 https://himspairport.com/were-so-happy-minneapolis-couple-shares-dating-app-success-story-wcco/ MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – If you or someone you know is single, Sunday is the day to do something. The first Sundays of the New Year are called Singles Sundays. It is the most popular time of year to download dating apps. READ MORE: Judge Says Man Convicted of Murdering Dru Sjodin Cannot Use Intellectual Disability […]]]>

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – If you or someone you know is single, Sunday is the day to do something.

The first Sundays of the New Year are called Singles Sundays. It is the most popular time of year to download dating apps.

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These apps cater to all ages, 19 to 90, and online dating is the primary way people meet these days. At least 30% of American adults have dated online.

A couple from Minneapolis told WCCO how downloading a dating app has really changed their lives.

Austin and Beckah Morris (credit: CBS)

Every love story has a beginning, and it is theirs.

“I had just moved from Florida to Minnesota and the pandemic hit about three or four weeks after I moved,” said Austin Morris, from Florida. “So I thought the best thing to do to find or meet new people was to look on dating sites. So I finally bit the ball, logged in and started to slide.

Beckah, 29, from Minnesota and responsible for travel insurance, has been sliding for some time.

“I think the first thing I downloaded when I was 23 was Tinder, and I was there for about 20 minutes and immediately deleted it because I was getting fragmentary messages. And so I was like, maybe it’s not for me, ”she said.

But after the friend setups didn’t work out, she thought it over again and made her profile and intentions clear.

“I wasn’t looking for anything casual, I was looking for a committed relationship,” she said. “I’ve been on several dating apps and several first dates. I really don’t know how many first dates there have been, but there were a lot.

The couple shared what they remembered from each other’s profiles.

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“So I remember her profile picture was chin up and I was like, ‘Oh, she has a great jawline’, then she had these funny glasses on and she was like riding a boat, and I was like ‘ Wow, she’s a sailor, “Austin said.” She looked really fun. “

“I thought some of his answers were really funny, but I also saw that he has pictures where he is traveling and I love to travel and wanted it to be of mutual interest with myself and my significant other.” , Beckah said.

After logging into Hinge in July 2020, the couple got together for a walk. It turned out that they were stepping directly into their future.

They realized things were clicking at a friend’s wedding, where they danced and laughed the night away. This marriage in fact turned out to be a forerunner of theirs. Six months after they met, they got engaged on a trip to Jackson Hole.

In May 2021, they tied the knot at the Grain Exchange, the very place where WCCO interviewed them.

They say they probably wouldn’t have met without using an app.

“No, the odds would have been very, very low,” Beckah said.

After all, they lived across the metro and had no friends in common. This is why they encourage others to market themselves and online.

“Yeah, we’re so happy,” Beckah said.

WCCO also spoke with an expert – Alex Merritt, the Engineer of Love – who uses logic to clarify relationships. She explained how to successfully enter the world of online dating. Watch the interview below.

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Omicron increase adds additional stress to understaffed Minnesota schools https://himspairport.com/omicron-increase-adds-additional-stress-to-understaffed-minnesota-schools/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 00:41:42 +0000 https://himspairport.com/omicron-increase-adds-additional-stress-to-understaffed-minnesota-schools/ Marco Cavalletti has spent months organizing large orders of KN95 masks – including children’s masks – for his family and others in Minneapolis who are trying to protect themselves from COVID-19. But this week, amid the wave of omicron variants, he noticed more urgency and anxiety in the messages he received from his fellow parents. […]]]>

Marco Cavalletti has spent months organizing large orders of KN95 masks – including children’s masks – for his family and others in Minneapolis who are trying to protect themselves from COVID-19. But this week, amid the wave of omicron variants, he noticed more urgency and anxiety in the messages he received from his fellow parents.

“People are desperate and looking for something tangible that they can do because everything is overwhelming right now,” Cavalletti said.

Schools are also overwhelmed. Within days of the winter break, the rapid spread of omicron has already proven to be disruptive. Many classrooms were half full on Friday as many students were sick or in quarantine. And the districts were scrambling to concoct solutions to cover staff absences which, in some cases, exceeded 25%.

In St. Paul, only about half of the classes that needed replacements were able to get them. Some high schools in Minneapolis had so many teachers and assistants that they moved several unsupervised classrooms to dining rooms or other common spaces, where students worked online.

Other districts, including Robbinsdale and St. Anthony-New Brighton, switched entire schools to e-learning for a few weeks. The Worthington School District on Friday canceled all classes until next Tuesday due to “increased illnesses among students and staff.” Several districts, including St. Paul, have also sent notes to parents warning of significant transportation delays or cancellations due to the shortage of bus drivers.

Still, school leaders in Minnesota say they’re committed to learning in person and are implementing a variety of solutions to meet staffing needs.

“It’s like every aspect of our organization is at its breaking point, and we are all coming together to hold on,” said David Law, Anoka-Hennepin School District Superintendent.

Staff and replacement shortages were already straining educators and the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases has only exacerbated the problem, according to state education officials. And the problem isn’t limited to public schools: Principals all over Minnesota spend their mornings figuring out how to move teachers and other staff to cover absentees. Many districts, including Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Anoka-Hennepin, are also pulling staff from central district offices to help fill in the gaps.

“A local store may decide to close earlier when it is understaffed,” Law said. “We know that when we are understaffed, we can’t just turn the lights off, shut down and say, We’ll try again tomorrow. “

Still, a temporary period of distance learning may help some schools survive the worst of the last peak in infections, said Denise Specht, president of Education Minnesota, the state teachers’ union. It’s not the right decision for all schools, but it can help relieve the pressure, she said.

“All educators want to work directly with students… we want to be able to do it for as long as possible,” said Specht. But, she added, the current conditions are “very difficult and unsustainable”.

Greta Callahan, president of the Minneapolis Teachers Union, gathered lists of teacher absences this week. “It’s more than ever,” she said.

Students also stay home or are sent home in droves – often with home test kits in hand, said Kelly Woods, principal of Bethune Elementary in Minneapolis.

“Every day we have positive cases,” said Woods. She hears from parents who cannot take time off work to stay home with their children, as well as those who are afraid to send their children to school.

The Minneapolis Teachers Union again this week renewed its call for the district to develop a plan to offer school-specific online options for students to continue learning at home. The district’s online school, which requires families to opt out of in-person learning, has a waiting list.

“We have to take distance education for two weeks to ride the wave,” Callahan said. “And when our students come back, they need a solid plan in place to reach those in quarantine.”

The school districts of Minneapolis and St. Paul are in mediation with their teachers’ unions.

Amy Hewett-Olatunde, who teaches English as a Second Language at St. Paul’s Humboldt High School, said it was difficult to continue classes this week when a third of her class was absent. And when these students return to class, it is likely that another piece will be at home.

“Of course we want to teach them in person, but they are dropping like flies,” she said.

Hewett-Olatunde students and their families are confused about the safety of their school and her colleagues feel guilty when they make themselves sick, she said.

“There’s just this general feeling of instability,” she said. “It’s like we’re at a tipping point and everyone is waiting for this implosion.”

Joe Gothard, superintendent of St. Paul’s public schools, said the shift to distance learning presents its own challenges, including providing devices, internet services and meals to students.

“I hate to say we’re either full or full,” he said, “but anything in between [in-person and distance learning] is a strain on a system already at a breaking point, ”he said.

Amy Kujawski, principal of St. Anthony Middle School in St. Anthony, said she spent her winter vacation preparing for more staff to get sick. As of Tuesday, more than 10% of his teachers were at home. This helped spark the decision to move schools in the district to e-learning for the remainder of the month, although students can still enter the buildings to work.

“I can’t stretch my already limited staff enough to do a typical workday, and it’s devastating,” Kujawski said. “Coming back in September was like the brightest rainbow after the worst, darkest storm. And now to be in a place where we ask students to stay at home is really horrible. but we have no choice. “

Despite the high number of student and staff absences at Anoka-Hennepin schools, Law said most students still receive in-person instruction.

“If we can stick to it, we won’t dial [learning loss]”, he said.” We are doing everything we can to keep our children in school. There is no enemy here other than the pandemic. “


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Search continues for missing Minneapolis woman Jessica Marshik https://himspairport.com/search-continues-for-missing-minneapolis-woman-jessica-marshik/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 00:58:00 +0000 https://himspairport.com/search-continues-for-missing-minneapolis-woman-jessica-marshik/ item Last seen in mid-December, friends and family of Jessica Marshik are desperate for answers as they search for a 36-year-old woman in Minneapolis. MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (FOX 9) – Friends and family are in desperate need of answers in the search for a 36-year-old woman from Minneapolis. Jessica Marshik was last seen in mid-December. Search […]]]>

Last seen in mid-December, friends and family of Jessica Marshik are desperate for answers as they search for a 36-year-old woman in Minneapolis.

Friends and family are in desperate need of answers in the search for a 36-year-old woman from Minneapolis.

Jessica Marshik was last seen in mid-December.

As recently as last week, police published a bulletin about a missing person asking for help in locating them and this weekend his friends are planning to spread the message further.

Kim Milliard told FOX 9’s Paul Blume, “Someone’s got some information.”

Milliard is so worried about his friend and fellow activist. Apparently no one has seen or heard of Marshik since December 14.

“If you texted or called her, she would answer right away. She had her phone out,” Milliard explained.

Marshik was a familiar face during some of the biggest racial justice protests to take to the streets in the past two years. Jessica, often donning a yellow marshal’s vest to keep protesters safe.

She lived alone in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood along SE 7th Street where leaflets about the missing have been posted for weeks. Investigators said they needed the public’s help.

Beyond the time Jessica was missing, what worries her friends and family so much is what they found when they came to Jessica’s apartment last month for a welfare check. . The door to her apartment was ajar and all of her things were inside, but there was no sign of Jessica. “

“Her cell phone, wallet, laptop, coat, boots had been left behind. It’s mid-December – it’s cold,” Milliard said, adding that Jessica’s mother had also found them. keys to her daughter inside the apartment. “It’s like someone has entered her apartment and now she’s just disappeared. And how do people just disappear?”

Jessica is described as 5’1 “tall, with a slim build, shoulder length brown hair, brown eyes and often wearing glasses.

She recently visited Kansas City and is said to have ties to that city in addition to her home in Minneapolis.

On Saturday, the volunteers plan to survey Jessica’s neighborhood, where they plan to post and distribute flyers in a desperate search for answers.

“We just want to find Jessica,” Milliard said. “If you know something, please share it. Secrets aren’t helping her right now. We have to find her. It’s our goal, to find Jessica.”

MPD said anyone who sees, meets or knows the recent or current location of Jessica Marshik is encouraged to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips can be submitted electronically at www.CrimeStoppersMN.org.

If you are located in Minneapolis, you are prompted to call 911 or the Minneapolis Emergency Communications Center non-urgent number at 612-348-2345.


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A Minneapolis home with a Zen vibe on the market for $ 3.38 million https://himspairport.com/a-minneapolis-home-with-a-zen-vibe-on-the-market-for-3-38-million/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 02:14:25 +0000 https://himspairport.com/a-minneapolis-home-with-a-zen-vibe-on-the-market-for-3-38-million/ Addy Dewey is an art dealer, while her husband, David Dewey, is an art collector. So it’s no surprise that their home has an artistic vibe and features well-chosen details. When the couple purchased the Charles Frederick Keyes Lake of the Islands Home in Minneapolis eight years ago, they wanted to conserve and restore the […]]]>

Addy Dewey is an art dealer, while her husband, David Dewey, is an art collector.

So it’s no surprise that their home has an artistic vibe and features well-chosen details.

When the couple purchased the Charles Frederick Keyes Lake of the Islands Home in Minneapolis eight years ago, they wanted to conserve and restore the important elements of the Craftsman / Queen Anne Halfway House while bringing it into the era. modern.

The previous owner had strived to historically preserve the house at a time when teardowns were becoming more common, and the Deweys wanted to honor those efforts.

“We liked the look and the architectural integrity. It has a nice balance and proportions,” said David. “But we were also interested in the house because we didn’t think it had been so renovated.”

They embarked on a renovation soon after purchasing the place, and their efforts paid off. Ultimately, the house – originally built for civic leaders Charles Keyes and his wife Ruth and designed by architect Adam Lansing Dorr – was named the recipient of the 2017 Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Award.

A well-organized renovation

To accomplish such a feat, the Deweys hired Rehkamp Larson Architects to come up with a design.

On the historic side, the front and side façades have been brought back to the original appearance of the 1904 house. The cedar shingle siding has been restored and the original windows have been retained. The porch has also been restored to look like the real era of the house.

“It was a requirement of the heritage foundation not to change the front and side façades, which we didn’t want to do anyway,” David said.

While three of the facades have retained a historic appearance, the biggest transformations have taken place inside, as well as in the backyard.

The layout has been reconfigured from top to bottom and gave it a modern twist through a careful selection of materials and sculptural design touches, while ensuring that important details such as the house’s original moldings are preserved. .

“The interior house was a block of small space, which is typical of turn-of-the-century homes,” David said. “We just wanted to open the whole thing up. One thing I love is being able to see the view of the house from end to end. When you walk through the front door, you can see straight into the garden. “

In addition to opening up the floor plan, another big change was a two-story addition in the back which added 1,700 square feet.

The addition allowed for a new kitchen, dining room and cloakroom on the ground floor. Glass walls have been included to merge the interior and exterior, as well as providing a view of the Lake of the Islands and the garden.

For better function and layout, the staircase was relocated with a new lime tree stairwell, leading to the upstairs bedrooms which included a new master suite.

Zen art and atmosphere

Art lovers also wanted prominent places to display works of art as well as a way to attach the freestanding garage to the home. The addition took care of both, connecting the two spaces with a modest gallery room with a place for rotating paintings.

“You might not even know that there was an addition when you look at the exterior. It was done in a more contemporary way, but it blends very well with the period architecture”, David said. “But when you take a closer look and see 10 to 12 foot glass windows and sliding glass doors, it’s contemporary. It’s a really good mix of old and new. Instead of just replicating. the old one, we were able to “get creative.

A house is his sanctuary, and the Deweys took that to the next level by creating spaces for introspection and reflection.

The house has a marble spa and a Zen-inspired master bathroom. Then there is the courtyard.

“We have Japanese trees. And I had a guy who knows a lot about Japanese gardens helped me with the placement of stones and things like that,” David said. “It’s not strictly a Japanese garden, but it has that feel. And then I made sure to add some elements of our own. It has a very natural feel.”

Closure hour

While the couple loved their home, it’s time to let go.

The Dewey’s are moving to Seattle, so they’ve listed their 4,200-square-foot, four-bedroom, four-bathroom home in the East Isles.

“I’m originally from Washington state and I still have family there,” David said. “And it’s also easier access to Hong Kong, where we live part of the year.”

Listing agent Bruce Birkeland said the fluidity of the spaces particularly stands out.

“It’s very reminiscent of that impressionist movement, it just has that feel. Then they have this antique piece where they blend it with this modern component,” he said. “The way they did the renovation is very congruent even though it’s two different rooms. It’s very unusual. A lot of times you walk into a house and it looks like you’ve added an addition.”

Birkeland added that it pays to have two art lovers living here.

“You have people who are collectors and art dealers, and it makes sense that they have a house like this. Art profits from the house and the house profits from art. synonymous, “he said.

And just like a well-thought-out gallery, the spaces in the home are meant to be timeless so that the displays can change as needed.

While the Dewey’s style is a mix of old Asian and contemporary Western art and furniture, the space is essentially a blank canvas.

“We kept it simple and made the house in a way that isn’t too demanding with what should go in there,” David said. “That way you can put your own stamp on it with style and decor.”

Bruce Birkeland (612-414-3957; bbirkeland@cbburnet.com) of the Bruce Birkeland group of Coldwell Banker Realty owns the $ 3.38 million SEO.


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6 Minnesota natives on U.S. Olympic women’s hockey roster for 2022 – WCCO https://himspairport.com/6-minnesota-natives-on-u-s-olympic-womens-hockey-roster-for-2022-wcco/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 03:42:00 +0000 https://himspairport.com/6-minnesota-natives-on-u-s-olympic-womens-hockey-roster-for-2022-wcco/ MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Hilary Knight was selected for USA Hockey’s fourth Olympic Games, one of 15 players with previous Winter Games experience on the United States Women’s National Team looking to defend her gold medal in Beijing on next month. The 23-player final roster was announced Saturday night during the second intermission of the NHL […]]]>

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Hilary Knight was selected for USA Hockey’s fourth Olympic Games, one of 15 players with previous Winter Games experience on the United States Women’s National Team looking to defend her gold medal in Beijing on next month.

The 23-player final roster was announced Saturday night during the second intermission of the NHL Winter Classic game in Minneapolis, where players stood on mini-rinks next to the main rink for an introduction to the crowd. at Target Field. Six players on the team are from Minnesota.

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Knight joined Jenny Potter, Angela Ruggiero and Julie Chu as the only Americans to form four Olympic hockey teams. Knight, the 32-year-old forward, broke the national team’s record for career world championship goals last summer, which was previously held by Cammi Granato.

“You just look at the stats, she’s the most decorated player in our sport on the American side anyway,” teammate Brianna Decker said in a recent interview with The Associated Press. “But you see everything she’s done off the ice to make the game grow and be that image and be that figure that young girls admire, it’s amazing. “

Decker and fellow strikers Kendall Coyne Schofield and Amanda Kessel and defenseman Lee Stecklein have all been named to their third Olympic squad.

Other 2018 returns are defenseman Cayla Barnes, forward Hannah Brandt, forward Dani Cameranesi, goalkeeper Alex Cavallini, goalie Nicole Hensley, defender Megan Keller, forward Kelly Pannek and goalkeeper Maddie Rooney, who joined the squad after being sidelined by an injury that kept him out of the world championships last summer. Defender Megan Bozek and forward Alex Carpenter were part of the 2014 squad.

The rookies are forward Jesse Compher, defender Jincy Dunne, defender Savannah Harmon, defender Caroline Harvey, forward Abbey Murphy, forward Abby Roque, forward Hayley Scamurra and forward Grace Zumwinkle.

“The women in this room are amazing, and it’s intoxicating in a way. You just want to be a part of it, ”Knight told the AP in October.

Harvey, who just turned 19 in October, has been groomed to lead the power play. She made her national team debut in August at the world championships and scored against Japan in the quarterfinals.

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The most notable player not on the list is defenseman Kali Flanagan, who has played all five games in South Korea. Twin sisters and key members of the 2018 team, Monique Lamoureux and Jocelyne Lamoureux have retired, as have Meghan Duggan and Gigi Marvin.

The team are coached by Joel Johnson, who replaced Bob Corkum in April. Johnson also recently took over as a women’s coach at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, which made the jump to the NCAA Division I level this season.

The U.S. team beat Canada 3-2 in a shootout to win gold in 2018, after the Canadians had won the previous four Olympic tournaments.

Canada beat the United States at the world championships 3-2 in overtime for the title. The Americans had won the previous five world championships. The United States are 2-2-2 in six exhibition games against their Canadian rivals in the past two months.

“The players have consistently worked hard and battled through adversity over the past three months, and we are confident in the talent and energy they bring to the ice as we seek to win gold in Beijing. “CEO Katie Million said in a statement. statement distributed by USA Hockey.

The United States team opens the Beijing Games on February 3 against Finland in a group match.

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