Minnesota

Backers push for vote on driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants

High interest an undocumented immigrant driver’s license bill was apparent as a standing-room only crowd packed into the basement hearing room of the State Office Building March 25 for a meeting of the transportation committee. Photo by Andrew Von Bank

Maria Negreros says she risks breaking the law each day to drive her children to preschool.

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Mall of America v Black Lives Matter: The Difference Between Civil Rights and Free Speech Laws

The Mall of America (MOA) is private property.  So are the other shopping malls in Minnesota.  One may not agree with that legal fact but that is the law in this state.

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Education Department bill hones in on reducing standardized tests

Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius explains provisions of HF1591, a bill that contains the department’s policy proposals, during March 12 testimony before the House Education Innovation Policy Committee. Photo by Paul Battaglia

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Learning in traditional ways from Native children's literature

Diverse though our experiences may be, we were all children once, and I believe that reading children's literature helps us to see ... through the lens of that commonality. 
- Linda LeGarde Grover

n Ojibwe tradition, as well as in all other Native cultures that I know of, womanhood from birth until the return to the spirit world is a sacred state, honored and respected.

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We Are Your Neighbors: Things You Might Not Understand about New Immigrants

A map of Ethiopia.

By PM English Level 5/6 Class at the English Learning Center

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MN House Coal Caucus votes to keep bill about air pollution away from environment committee

Photo: Coal piled up at the Sherco coal-fired power plant near Becker. Via Pioneer Press

It's the sort of post-moronic (and moneyed) politics Bluestem has come to expect from Speaker Daudt's majority, foreshadowed by the leader's removal of "Energy" from the Environmental and Natural R

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Shopping farmer’s markets with SNAP benefits gains steam

Steve Krikava, a board member of MAZON, A Jewish Response to Hunger, Colleen Moriarity, executive director of Hunger Solutions Minnesota, and Rep. Sarah Anderson testify for a bill to establish a Healthy Eating Here at Home program. Photo by Andrew VonBank

Fresh fruits and vegetables grown right here in Minnesota are a staple of farmer’s markets, so allowing low-income consumers to use their Supplemental Nutrition Assi

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The Art of Resistance

Art is powerful. For Indigenous communities, art is medicine with incredible healing properties.

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