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On edge, Minnesota remains the stage for race relations in America

This dispatch is part of a series called On The Ground” with Report for America, an initiative of The GroundTruth Project.   It was July at...

What will happen in the toss-up race in MN’s District 7?

  Congressman Collin Peterson (DFL) angles his single engine Beechcraft Bonanza plane looking for ducks. It's a common Friday routine, as he flies himself home...

Legislators Finally Pass a $2 Billion Bonding Bill

  Story published: October 19, 2020 For months, even years, lawmakers have toured the state to hear community concerns before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. More than $5 billion...

Are LGBTQ+ Healthcare Rights Changing in the U.S.?

On July 21, 2020, Twin Cities PBS hosted a virtual panel to discuss how LGBTQ+ health care and coverage might be changing in the...

COVID-19 hits the Midwest hard. Now what?

  Story published: October 13, 2020 Governor Tim Walz convened a discussion with COVID-19 survivors and healthcare professionals to try to humanize the numbers behind the unprecedented pandemic. State health...

Trump returns to Minnesota. Does that mean the politics of the...

  Story published: October 5, 2020 President Donald Trump tested positive for the coronavirus the day after visiting Minnesota, where he met with Republican legislative leaders and...

A Former Minnesota Judge Remembers Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  As Washington, D.C., and the world mourn the passing of the second woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, people everywhere are remembering...

Outspoken Public Defender Faces ‘Star Chamber’ Reappointment

This article originally appeared in the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder on September 25, 2020. Mary Moriarty, chief public defender for Hennepin County, is up for reappointment by...

Sheila Webb Brings Her Own Folding Chair

Shirley Chisholm once said, “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” I took that literally and moved forward...

Firsts for Everyone: A Timeline of the First Minnesota Women to...

Through the hard work of many, we won the right for women to vote. With the right to vote came power to make a...