Politics & Policy

Structural Racism At Root Of Offensive Remark About North Minneapolis

Others booed, but Rep. Rena Moran (DFL-St.Paul) thought for several hours before responding to an offensive remark Rep. Jim Newberger (R-Becker) had made about North Minneapolis.

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Tax exemptions are bad for city

Location of a proposed soccer stadium in Minneapolis.

A proposal for a new soccer stadium in downtown Minneapolis is drawing controversy because of how it may be funded.

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Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, arrested in Minnesota, returns to speak at U of M immigration symposium

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas spoke about undocumented immigrants at the University of Minnesota.

On Tuesday, when Jose Antonio Vargas took the stage at a packed University of Minnesota auditorium, he began his nearly 40-minute speech with the story of his MORE »

New contract with Allina hospitals sets $15 minimum wage

Members of the SEIU Healthcare Minnesota negotiating team celebrate a new contract with Allina hospitals that includes a $15 minimum wage. Photo courtesy of SEIU

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Body cameras benefit the police

Whether or not they care to admit it, I am positive that every student, professor and community member has an opinion on body cameras for police officers.
 
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Transportation bill focused on roads, bridges motors toward full House

A rally for transportation funding at the state capitol this year.

A transportation bill that places heavy emphasis on roads and bridges — and, its critics say, neglects metro area transit needs — is headed for the House Floor.

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McCollum, Ellison cosponsor resolution calling for end to conversion therapy

Reps. Betty McCollum and Keith Ellison are cosponsors of a resolution in the U.S. House that calls on states to ban conversion therapy for minors.

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Everyone deserves an ID card regardless of status

Supporters of SF271, which would give undocumented immigrants the ability to get drivers' licenses, gather outside the MN Senate chamber after it passed in 2013.

Everyone, regardless of status, has the right to obtain an unmarked identification card.
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Target Center all over again

The Minneapolis City Council has agreed to pay an additional $24.5 million to renovate the Target Center so Glen Taylor can charge more for admission.   Taylor is the publisher of t

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