Policy

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....

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,...

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....

Our food system doesn’t work. So what can we do about...

A FULL-SERVICE SYSTEM “In the heartland, we have more than enough food to go around,” says Allison O’Toole of Second Harvest Heartland. “Our current food...

The Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline Project Divides Indian Country

  Story published: May 6, 2021 Taysha Martineau walks through the Miigizi resistance camp on Fond du Lac reservation near Cloquet, Minn., with her four kids...

Brooklyn Center Community Reacts to Daunte Wright’s Killing

  Story published: April 20, 2021 Anti-racism activists have taken to the streets since the April 11 killing of Daunte Wright, an unarmed 20-year-old Black man...

Can restorative justice disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline?

  “Despite the blindfold on Lady Justice, bias and racism means Black and brown people’s experiences in the criminal justice system sometimes feels more like...

Law Enforcement Is On Trial at the State Capitol

  As law enforcement stands at the ready outside the trial of a white officer charged with the murder of a Black man in Minnesota,...

St. Peter May Consider an Anti-Racism Resolution

Story published: February 22, 2021 Several new city leaders in St. Peter, Minn., appear ready to discuss the possibility of making a statement against racism,...