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Frank Bures

Frank Bures

Frank Bures is a writer in Minneapolis. He’s the editor of "Under Purple Skies," and the author of "The Geography of Madness." If you’re downtown, you can take his audio tour, "Minneapolis River Walk: History Along the Mississippi."

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The Death of Snow Days | Opinion

By: - December 10, 2021

Late last year, an email arrived in my in-box from the Minneapolis Public Schools, with an odd heading: “We’ve changed how we handle winter weather.”  I read on: Earlier this year, the Minneapolis Board of Education approved an e-learning plan for our schools. That means that MPS no longer has to cancel school due to […]

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Counting everyone so everyone counts: A Census worker on what it’s like | Essay

By: - October 11, 2021

Last summer, in the middle of the pandemic, I spent several weeks approaching strangers, banging on their doors and peppering them with questions about who, and what, they were.  It’s an awkward thing to do, even in normal times, asking: What’s your race? What’s (literally) your tribe? What’s your phone number? Do you own or […]