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What Med Schools Can Do to Fix Systemic Issues in Health...

Minnesota consistently ranks as one of the healthiest states in the nation, often taking the top spot. And as the home to the world’s first Mayo Clinic, Minnesota is known worldwide...

What You Need to Understand About the Indian Child Welfare Act

  The legacy of the federal government’s efforts to remove American Indian children from their families and cultures continues to adversely impact American Indian communities....
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How The CREW Connects BIPOC Youth to Horses and Hopes to...

Across a pasture of tall grass, brown, black and white horses munch on hay and shake their manes in the wind. Behind a stable,...

Covid hot spots persist in Greater Minnesota. And reactions are mixed.

  For Mary Kay Feltes of Owatonna, Minn., the small pox epidemic had a lasting, negative effect on her family for nearly a hundred years. Feltes,...

What Does Back to School Mean for the Critical Race Theory...

The start of the academic year is underway, as thousands of Minnesota parents and students begin school for the fall. But while educators prepared their schools to...

How COVID-19 Exacerbated Inequalities in Health Care for the BIPOC Community

This article was originally published on NextAvenue.org. Parents, siblings, grandparents and children: They are among more than 600,000 Americans killed by COVID-19 since it was first detected...

ThreeSixty Journalism Explores Intergenerational Trauma

  This video originally broadcast as part of Almanac.  READ A TRANSCRIPT OF THE VIDEO Cathy Wurzer: Twin Cities PBS once again participated this summer in the ThreeSixty...

8 Out of 10 Gun Shot Victims in Minneapolis Have Been...

  Bishop Richard Howell, Jr. lowered his voice, held his hands three feet apart and said he could not count how many funerals bore caskets...

A Dry Spell Threatens Minnesota’s Livestock Farmers

Story published: July 27, 2021 After nearly 50 years of farming, Richard Moen surveyed some of his 640 acres of pasture land in Clearbrook, Minn....

This Summer Program Aims to Close the Graduation Gap for Black...

This article originally appeared in the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder on July 14, 2021. As a result of the problems of distance learning and other factors, over 200 Black students...