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Alexander Ramsey Committed a Heinous Crime

It’s known as the Sandy Lake Tragedy, but that makes it sound like an accident. In more realistic terms, it’s about as awful a...

A Historic Change Comes to the Minnesota State Senate

  Story published: November 17, 2020 It’s the 6th special session since the state of emergency started in Minnesota during the COVID pandemic - and this one...

How a 1970s San Francisco Evictions Battle Influenced Minneapolis Renters

A look back at a 1970s evictions fight in San Francisco - one that booted several predominantly single Filipino men out of the hotel...

Minnesota Remains the Nation’s Only Divided State Legislature

  Story published: November 10, 2020 Democrats in Minnesota won both statewide races for president and US Senate, which gave DFLers hope. Gov. Tim Walz (DFL-MN) said the...

An Election Battle Is Underway in Minnesota’s Suburbs and Rural Areas

  Days before the 2020 election, more than a million votes had already been cast in Minnesota, and in-person early voting saw brisk turnout. That's...

Why Some Minnesotans Fear the Future of the ACA

  Story published: November 2, 2020 Kelly Leibold lives in an $800-a-month apartment over the Old Pine Theater in Pine Island, Minnesota. It's more affordable than...

Considered a date with the riverbank and a handful of rocks...

Is this the best place to skip stones in the Twin Cities? I'll go out on a limb and say it is. At the edge...

Why 17,000 Minnesotans of Color Can’t Vote in This Election

Antonio Williams has rosy memories of his first time voting. It was 2004, and Williams was struggling to find direction in his life. Opportunities can...

Can voting by mail end voter suppression?

Minnesotans love to vote - at least on paper. Consistently, Minnesota is ranked as one of the top – or the very top –...

Can 3rd party politics gain ground again in Minnesota?

  Former child actor Brock Pierce, an Independent candidate for US president, recently got some third-party pointers from a person who won the race as...