Minnesota

Growing the Herb: Marijuana and Indian Country

The Red Lake Tribal Council.

“I think that decriminalizing recreational use would benefit our people greatly since so many of us use it and many have been incarcerated for possessing it.

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Is MPR for Black folk?; Two radio veterans hope to attract more diverse listeners

Jonathan Blakley (l) and Toni Randolph (r); Photo by Charles Hallman.

After nearly six months as Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) program director, veteran newsman Johnathan Blakley is overseeing “a variety of new podcasts [and] new voices.”

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Professors Join Fray Over Mall Protest Prosecutions- Bloomington Responds

The #blacklivesmatter protest at the MOA.

University professors and researchers are joining the call for City of Bloomington prosecutor Sandra Johnson to drop charges against organizers of a “black lives matter” protest at the Mall of Amer

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How the Minnesota DFL Lost Their Narrative

    One can already see the Minnesota Republican political narrative for 2016 and it is not pretty for the Democrats.  Simply put the narrative is that the DFL is out of touch

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City Of Bloomington? 100+ Faith Leaders Want A Word With You

The Black Lives Matter protest at the Mall of America.

The City of Bloomington’s insistence on prosecuting organizers of a “Black Lives Matter” protest at the Mall of America is getting more pushback from Minnesota’s religious leaders.

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Red Lake Tribal Council to research feasibility of marijuana

The Red Lake Tribal Council.

RED LAKE, Minn. – Although the subject was not on the printed agenda for the Red Lake Tribal Council at the regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Jan.

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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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