Politics

Life-Saving Insulin Is a Must-Have for Twin Teens

  Twin teens Maraya and Evelyn Wiltrout manage their type 1 diabetes on a daily basis. Maraya was diagnosed at age 10, so it wasn't...

For Those with Disabilities, the MN State Capitol Is Tricky to...

  Disability activist Nikki Villavicencio uses her head and feet to push buttons to open doors and call elevators at the Minnesota State Capitol. “I...

What’s it like for a Muslim doctor living in rural Minnesota?

  When Dr. Ayaz Virji moved his family from the East Coast to settle in Dawson, Minn., to practice rural medicine, he had no idea...

Construction Continues to Upgrade Accessibility at the Capitol

  After the $300 million top-to-bottom restoration of the Minnesota State Capitol, we returned to check up on the accessibility of the campus. Our tour...

Before Stonewall the Fight to Love Who You Want Unfolded in...

  “It’s about love. And if you can participate in love, you have infinite power.” - Michael McConnell Among the many powerful, painful, and profound soundbites...

A Yemeni, an African American and an Iranian Jew walk into...

"If you go to any state, there will be two separate scenes: There's going to be an urban comedy scene and then there'll be...

Bde Maka Ska or Lake Calhoun? The Lake with Two Names.

  If you live in Minnesota, you’ve already heard about the Lake Calhoun-Bde Maka Ska naming debate.  If you don’t live in Minnesota, you SHOULD...

Gov. Tim Walz Reflects on His First Legislative Session

  Gov. Tim Walz has completed his first legislative session. The Democrat from Minnesota, a former teacher, made education a priority during the legislative session...

30-Second Minnesota: Leroy Buffington, One of the Original Capitol Architects

  Who designed Minnesota’s previous state capitol? Hint - he claimed to have designed the first skyscraper. Discover more bite-sized state history stories by checking out...

Did the MN Legislature carve a masterpiece budget? An illustrated essay...

  The Minnesota legislative session is close to wrapping up its work for 2019, and once again the final days were not easy sailing. David...