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Duluth Is Still Trying to Heal 100 Years After Lynchings

  On June 15, 1920, the lynchings of three Black men - Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson and Isaac McGhie - would stain Duluth, Minn., for...

Two Police Arrest Videos Impact the Lives of Two People from...

Story published: June 18, 2020 The three-minute video left little dispute over what happened. A then 20-year-old Taylor Kueng, who identifies as gender non-binary (they/them/theirs), filmed...

Minnesota’s Special Session Will Address Criminal Justice Reforms

  The special session of the Minnesota Legislature was initially necessary for the governor to extend his emergency powers during the COVID-19 pandemic. But with...

Pregnant in the Time of Coronavirus: Racial Disparities In Pregnancy

  The police killing of George Floyd and the events of the last few weeks have turned a strong spotlight on the structural, systemic racism...

100 Years After the Duluth lynching, Another Face Is Added to...

Editor's Note: The video and some photos in this article reveal some disturbing imagery that we believe is important to understanding the history of...
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The Twin Cities Finds Resiliency in Action After George Floyd’s Killing

On Memorial Day 2020, George Floyd, an African-American man, was killed by a Minneapolis police officer outside of Cup Foods on 38th Street and...

State Leaders Struggle in the Fallout from George Floyd’s Killing

  Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and state officials stood together after an unreal stretch of days with the Twin Cities burning in anguish, looting and lawlessness after...

Faith and Community Drive Minnesota Women of Color in Mask Giveaways

  Minnesota’s racial and ethnic disparities have played out in myriad ways, from education gaps to home ownership, and from income differences to health outcomes....

Mapping the Roots of Housing Disparities in Minneapolis

  As the nation struggles with another economic crisis, we will again experience the loss of homes and the tenuous wealth development that they might...

Affordable Housing Could Become a Reality at Historic Fort Snelling

Minnesota is not exactly exploding with historic architecture. Don’t get me wrong - we’ve got some excellent stuff, much of it lovingly illustrated in countless...