Minnesota Winter: it's here...

You may have seen some snow on the ground, but who cares, the temps are historically out-of this-world making winter sports more than uncomfortable. Frostbite anyone? The winter solstice is the shortest day and the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere. (Less daylight.) Another common misconception is that the earth is farthest from the sun in winter. The Earth is actually closest to the sun in December...not farther away. Temperatures the end of December 2017 and January 2018 are historically low, frigid, below zero low.

Are we so different?

The Science Museum of Minnesota's presentation on Race, "Are we so different," comes at a time when our understanding of our differences still remains an ongoing discussion. Though these differences are real in the sense that there are cultural, social and scientific reasons that substantiate them, they remain as a cause to opress and discriminate. There are tools for educators and related academic experiences for visitors to the museum.

Debbie Goettel: Hennepin Commissioner

Update: Congrats to Debbie Goettel, current Mayor of Richfield, who won her bid to be Hennepin County Commissioner for District 5. Debbie's backgound includes work as a civil engineer and a businesswoman, so she's a great fit for the responsibilities she will have to tackle such as affordable housing, transportation, infrastructure, education and job training. Follow Debbie on Facebook and join the converation.