Hundreds block traffic downtown, peacefully demand police accountability

(Photos by Katie Nelson)

Twin Cities residents continue to feel the reverberations from the early-August shooting of an unarmed Black teenager by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo.

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A long, powerful history: How we militarized the police

Policing in America has been shaped from its early days by a military structure, a war mentality and a cloud of racism that continues to repeat itself over time.

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Rescuing art from the Third Reich: 'The Monuments Men' author Robert Edsel to speak at Holocaust remembrance program

(Photo: National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.) A self-portrait by Rembrandt is inspected by Monuments Men Dale V. Ford (left) and Harry Ettlinger in Heilbronn, Germany, in 1946. The painting was stored for safekeeping by museum officials from Karlsruhe in the Heilbronn mine, and was ultimately returned to the Karlsruhe Museum. This was just one of thousands of paintings and other works of art that were found in Heilbronn, as can be seen by the crates stacked behind each man.

In February, Columbia Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox released The Monuments Men, which was written and directed by George Clooney.

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New Minnesota State Fair vendors reflect broader demographic changes

(Photos by Megan Nash) La Loma Tamales employee Maria Garcia, putting tahini spice on the mango-on-a-stick; below, Holy Land's Kushari rice and tabouleh.

When you think of Minnesota State Fair food, you may think of cheese curds, corn dogs and gooey cookies. But over the years, that narrative has been changing, and Minnesotans have been seeing more culturally diverse foods popping up on the fair grounds.

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GUANTE.INFO | This is not a think piece: Turning outrage into action from Ferguson to the Twin Cities

When the Twin Cities Daily Planet asked me to write a column, I had to hesitate. Though I’ve been writing op-eds for quite some time, I felt like this space could be used for something more constructive than a platform for my own opinions.

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Minnesota’s first Korean immersion school may benefit adoptees

(Photos by Susie Voss)

Korean adoptees in Minnesota will soon have a way to better get in touch with their heritage.

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Tong Thao: Hmong Men respond to sexual assault within their community through 'Man Forward'

Sexual assault is a personal violation. When the perpetrator is someone you know, it violates your sense of trust in the deepest way. So when we heard about this most recent incident of a 21 year old Hmong man who has admitted to molesting a 6 year old and other girls in his church, we were appalled and saddened to see continued victim blaming and the lack of accountability. As a group of men who are against gender-based violence, we say men must take a stand and participate in creating community accountability when sexual assault happens in our communities.

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