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What’s it like for a Muslim doctor living in rural Minnesota?

  When Dr. Ayaz Virji moved his family from the East Coast to settle in Dawson, Minn., to practice rural medicine, he had no idea...

Before Stonewall the Fight to Love Who You Want Unfolded in...

  “It’s about love. And if you can participate in love, you have infinite power.” - Michael McConnell Among the many powerful, painful, and profound soundbites...

A Yemeni, an African American and an Iranian Jew walk into...

"If you go to any state, there will be two separate scenes: There's going to be an urban comedy scene and then there'll be...

Bde Maka Ska or Lake Calhoun? The Lake with Two Names.

  If you live in Minnesota, you’ve already heard about the Lake Calhoun-Bde Maka Ska naming debate.  If you don’t live in Minnesota, you SHOULD...

A Third Gender Identity Has Existed for Centuries

California and Oregon recently made U.S. history by being the first states to legally recognize a third gender. As a result, many people in the U.S. are learning...

One Son Raised a World Apart Brings His Two Mothers Together

On a late Sunday afternoon, people weaved in and out at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport, lugging suitcases with the usual faraway expressions. Many were traveling...

The Challenging History of Historic Dakota Place Names

    Recently the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that state law wasn't followed when the name of Lake Calhoun was changed back to its historic...

30-Second Minnesota: Rondo Neighborhood

What urban neighborhood was demolished to make way for highway i-94? Hint: it's a community that's still remembered and celebrated every July. Discover more bite-sized...

What Are the Lessons of the Mohamed Noor Verdict?

  Former Ramsey County Attorney Susan Gaertner and Tyrone Terrill with the African American Leadership Council exchanged frank views about the role that race played...

Civil Rights Pioneer Josie Johnson Sees ‘Hope in the Struggle’

  For years people have told Josie Johnson that she should write a book about her life's journey. And now that book has been written....