“A record 35 candidates have filed to run for mayor of Minneapolis,” writes MPR News reporter Curtis Gilbert. The likely leading candidates include City Council members Don Samuels and Betsy Hodges, former council members Jackie Cherryhomes and Dan Cohen, former Hennepin County commissioner Mark Andrew, Park Board Commissioner Bob Fine, business executive Stephanie Woodruff and Read more

The disparity in achievement on standardized tests in between minorities and white students is worse in Minnesota than in virtually any other state. “We’re being beaten by states like Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. This is absurd,” Minneapolis City Councilmember and candidate for mayor Don Samuels said from the steps of Harvest Preparatory School, a North Read more

President Obama on Tuesday defended the U.S. government’s surveillance programs, telling NBC’s Jay Leno that: “There is no spying on Americans,” writes NPR’s Greg Henderson. “We don’t have a domestic spying program,” Obama said on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. “What we do have is some mechanisms that can track a phone number or Read more