Minnesota

Black History Month not enough

While an effective promotional tool, important discussions about race should be frequent.

The Black Student Union at the University of Minnesota is a student group that serves

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Attend a workshop, build a Festival

I attended the first workshop held for an upcoming inaugural event. The Mpls Lantern Fest on February 21, 2015 from 5—8 p.m. in Downtown Minneapolis (Mpls).

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Public health spending focuses on children, mentally ill

Deputy Human Services Commissioner Chuck Johnson, left, and Commissioner Lucinda Jesson present an overview of the governor’s biennial budget proposal for the Department of Human Services to members of the House Health and Human Services Finance Committee Jan. 29. Photo by Andrew VonBank.

Minnesota’s greatest health challenges fall into two categories: children living in poverty and gaps in care for people with mental illness, according to Human Servi

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How do your wages stack up? New analysis pinpoints cost of living in Minnesota

As debate swirled at the State Capitol in recent years over whether – and how much – to raise Minnesota’s minimum wage, lawmakers found themselves confronted with a question their own experts could

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Lawmakers listen as educators share ‘achievement gap’ success stories

As Minnesota leaders in K-12 education continue to work toward their shared goal of narrowing the achievement gap, the House Education Finance Committee is looking t

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Council on Black Minnesotans announces ‘aggressive’ agenda during its ‘Day on the Hill’

Credit: Jonathunder, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

The Black population in Minnesota has increased by at least six times since the Council on Black Minnesotans (COBM) was founded in 1980.

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BEHIND THE STORY | Paying for public servants

I thought law enforcement officials were supposed to be public servants. Like teachers, police and other law enforcement serve the citizens of a local area and are paid by taxpayer dollars. The latest threat to ten organizers of the December Black Lives Matter protest at the Mall of America, however, purports a different view. By charging these organizers with the cost of riot police and extra security ordered by the Mall of America, Bloomington City Attorney Sandra Johnson shifts our relationship with the police to extreme anarchist libertarianism, where citizens are individually charged for the “use” of these public servants, even when they didn’t request them.

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