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What’s the Right Way to Be an Activist?

Danielle Swift has been on a spiritual journey from the front lines of a Black Lives Matter protest, to the campaign trail for Saint Paul...

UMN Students Stood Their Ground for Racial Justice in 1969

There’s a popular contraption developed in the Japanese auto industry that allows any worker who spots an issue along a vehicle’s assembly line to...

Why Is the Road to Parenthood Full of Perils for LGBTQ+...

Once and only once, while my partner was pregnant with our second child, we went to a prenatal group together. It was organized by a...

‘Med City’ and The Politics Of Mask Mandates

  Story published: July 29, 2020 For weeks, Forager Brewery, a popular business in Rochester, Minn., had been able to beat the odds. Owner Annie Henderson...

A police reform bill was signed into law. What’s in it?

  Story published: July 28, 2020 Gov. Tim Walz signed a police reform package into law on July 23, 2020. Following the police killing of George...

A Movement or a Moment? A Look at Political Activism After...

John Thompson remembers the day his friend was shot and killed by police like it was yesterday. On July 7, 2016, Thompson started the...

Queer Women of Color Ask, ‘Who Cares and Who Gets Care?’

Imagine, if you will, you arrive at a new clinic after getting a solid recommendation on a healthcare provider with whom your friend had...

Police Reform Passes the Second Special Legislative Session

  Story published: July 21, 2020 Months after the killing of George Floyd, the Minnesota Legislature passed police reforms through the only politically-divided legislature in the...

Residents, Landlords and Advocates Wrestle with COVID-19 Eviction Orders

Janet Kitui is stressed out. As a state employee and a mother of three, Kitui has worked hard to afford the chance to call...

Police Reform Is a Focus in a Second Special Legislative Session

  Story published: July 13,2020 Heading into another special session of the Minnesota Legislature, Senate Republicans focused on Capitol security, including the toppling of the Christopher...