Minnesota

VIDEO: "Immigration reform, there's lots of people who are hurting."

(Still taken from video by John Akre) Video below

Many nonprofits participated in Get out the Vote this year, and they’re sharing why voting is important to them on video.

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Are Minneapolis' school board seats being bought?

This negative ad mailer targeting DFL Minneapolis school board incumbent Rebecca Gagnon was paid for by the Minneapolis Progressive Education Fund. The advocacy group has received hundreds of thousands of dollars to go toward the Minneapolis school board election, with most of it coming from out-of-state donors.

Will a seat, or two, on the Minneapolis school board be sold to the highest bidder?

The amount of money flowing into the 2014 Minneapolis school board race is enormous, according to the campaign finance reports that were submitted by candidates and various advocacy groups.

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VIDEO: "I never voted in my life"

(Still taken from video by John Akre) Video in Spanish and English below

Many nonprofits participated in Get out the Vote this year, and they’re sharing why voting is important to them on video.

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Third-party attorney general candidates talk crime and transparency

Third-party candidates in the state’s upcoming attorney general race delved into issues of police brutality, prison-worthy crimes and drug prevention at a debate on the University of Minnesota’s campus Tuesday night.

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TC Weekend | Free Ink Day, Free the Beast, Día de los Muertos celebrations and more!

My, how time flies! We’ve had a gorgeous fall, with sustained colors and above average temps. Now here we are at the cusp of November, which brings cooler weather and the close of TC Weekend for the year. The good times will roll on, however, with seasonal/holiday events and arts coverage!

Naturally, this weekend’s roster is heavy with Halloween and Dia de los Muertos happenings, and a few other fun events sprinkled in for good measure. In the midst of all the spooky revelry this weekend – don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour (2 am on Sunday) for Daylight Savings Time! 

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"Race baiting" charge heats up Minnesota Secretary of State debate

Charges of race baiting and incendiary politics flew in a debate between candidates for Minnesota secretary of state Tuesday night.

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VIDEO: “I would like more of the Latino community to vote”

(Still taken from video by John Akre) Video in Spanish and English below

Many nonprofits participated in Get out the Vote this year, and they’re sharing why voting is important to them on video.

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Independence Party adds political options to Minnesota election

(Photo by Cora Nelson) Independence Party candidate for governor Hannah Nicollet talks to a supporter of Reclaim the Promise, a public education advocacy campaign in Minneapolis. Party candidates say their stances on issues like marijuana legalization set them apart from main-party contenders.

Minnesota’s Independence Party candidates are working collectively this election season to win votes while trying to make a third side of the aisle for nonconforming voters.

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Smarten up – politically and fiscally – with State Smart!

A little learning is a dangerous thing.
 Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian Spring;
 There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
 and drinking largely sobers us again. -Alexander Pope

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When it comes to climate change, our feelings do matter

If you’re anything like me, you’re seeing daily headlines about climate change and the catastrophic consequences. When you see another article about species extinction, or sea level rise, or increasingly severe storms, do you stop and click through, or do you wince and scroll quickly down the page in favor of cat videos or that new Marcel the Shell video?

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