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Discover More About Minnesota’s First Team Sport

At its root, lacrosse is an Indigenous game. Historically, every tribe had their own form of the game. In Mni Sota (Dakota word for...

MN Hardcore Bonus Holiday Short: Paddy’s ‘Purple Rain’ Story

This week the Minnesota Hardcore web series is taking a holiday break. We present this story about what hardcore was like back in the...

Alexander Ramsey Committed a Heinous Crime

It’s known as the Sandy Lake Tragedy, but that makes it sound like an accident. In more realistic terms, it’s about as awful a...

MN Hardcore, Episode 4: Goofy’s Upper Deck

  This article is reprinted from the September 7, 1983 issue of City Pages. The Wild Ones Vandalism and Violence at Hardcore's Last Stand By Martin Keller For the...

How Do Vaccines in Indian Country Align with Native Values?

Native Parents and Vaccines I’m terrified of needles - so you can imagine how difficult it is for me to see my children receive their...

Hawona Sullivan Janzen Tells Untold Stories

Hawona Sullivan Janzen has been saved many times by art - and she believes that many people living in the midst of our painful...

MN Hardcore, Episode 3: Local Bands

  This episode shows the hardcore scene sprouting from the excitement of the earlier punk culture. The Blu Hippos, Todlachen, Rifle Sport, Loud Fast Rules...

MN Hardcore, Episode 2: The Fastest Band in the World

  I saw my first Hüsker Dü show at an Oddfellows Hall in South Minneapolis. It was 1982, and I had recently bought the band's...

MN Hardcore, Episode 1: Backstory

  Welcome to episode 1 of Minnesota Hardcore, a new documentary web series focused on the years 1980 to 1985. This episode travels back in...

Why 17,000 Minnesotans of Color Can’t Vote in This Election

Antonio Williams has rosy memories of his first time voting. It was 2004, and Williams was struggling to find direction in his life. Opportunities can...