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Bill Sorem, local media and activism on Democratic Visions

Retired advertising executive Bill Sorem has become a familiar figure at demonstrations and protests staged by the likes of Native Americans, peace advocates, equity activists, minimum wage propone

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The Trans Fat-cific Partnership - Clogging the artery of local democracy and sustainability

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is referred to as a “trade agreement” between the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations but it is a Trojan horse for granting even more privileges for m

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Unsafe and unseen—Minnesota's ghost bikers

(Photo by centralniak published under Creative Commons License)

The Twin Cities are regarded as America’s litmus for bicycling. Minneapolis has been rated the number one bicycling city, while Bicycling Times lauded “the nation’s finest network of off street bicycle trails”. Former Mayor Rybak told visitors: “Biking has become a large part of what we are.”

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Planting the new Raymond Avenue: Volunteer initiative sows lasting results

When it comes to improving the beauty and environmental friendliness of any neighborhood, there’s no better way to get things done and done in the right way than through the power and initiative of

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@ThatBoyCleve homecoming

(Photo by Gino Terrell) St. Paul Native Ellis Cleve performs outside of Hamline University's football stadium Klas Field pregame to the school's record setting crowd.

Music artist Ellis Cleve, St. Paul, Minnesota native, performed at his Alma mater Hamline University for a pregame show preceding the school’s night football game and he sets his sights on his next performance on Oct. 25, at Honey in Northeast Minneapolis.

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Daniel Lattier: It's time to decentralize our schools

When I discuss the problems in Minnesota’s education system with others, I frequently reference one telling statistic more than any other.

No, it’s not proficiency scores; and it’s not graduation rates.

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Hamline University expansion plans threaten neighborhood

(Photo by Tom Goldstein) This home at 1538 Englewood Ave, built in 1887 and currently serving as the Hamline "Guest House" was targeted for demolition in Hamline's 2008 expansion plan.

People walking or driving along Minnehaha Avenue and neighboring streets near Hamline University may have noticed bright red signs beginning to dot several residential lawns.

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Eastside Meals on Wheels hosts second annual 'Mission Nutrition'

Photo by Tiffany Rodgers

Join Eastside Meals on Wheels for its second annual Mission Nutrition Dining Edition.

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Super Bowl 2018: Looking deeper into the bidding process

What promises did Minnesota leaders make to the National Football League in order to secure the 2018 Super Bowl?

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