No means no: New prevention efforts shine light on sexual assault risks college women face

(Photos provided) Caroline Palmer (upper left), Yvonne Cournoyer, Donna Dunn (lower left), and Katie Eichele

Beth* thought Brian* was sweet - a little shy - but trustworthy. She knew from her parents to look for men who respect women. But when he got her alone, near their University of Minnesota campus, he began to push too hard, too fast. He didn't stop when she asked him to. He didn't seem to care when she said no. She realized what was about to happen, and her brain shut down.


OPINION | Immigration 2014: A year in review

The year, 2014, has been one for the books. Once again, immigrants, our immigration system, and immigration reform took center stage drawing intense and passionate responses from both sides of the aisle.


Clergy tell Bloomington to charge them, too, in #BlackLivesMatter protest

Charge us, too.

That’s what a growing list of clergy is telling Bloomington City Attorney Sandra Johnson and Mall of America administrators. Johnson says she expect to charge organizers of a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mall on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.


MNsure sign-up deadline extended through Dec. 31, Paul Bunyan and Babe retired from ads targeting urban consumers

(Photo and graphic courtesy of MNSure)

The enrollment deadline for January 1 coverage has been extended through December 31, so people still can sign up for health insurance coverage, says MNsure officials.


Anoka-Ramsey Community College students work with wolves for on-going research study

Anoka-Ramsey Community College students assist in doing health assessments of wolves at the Wildlife Science Center in Columbus, Minn.

Inserting a syringe through the thick fur of a chemically immobilized wolf was surprisingly easy for Patrick Gelakoski, a student at Anoka-Ramsey Community College in Minnesota, even though he had


Immigration has become a 'driving force' in Minnesota's economy

(Courtesy of Mohamed Bashir) Afro Deli’s new twin restaurant will open January in St. Paul.

The stream of the diverse immigrant communities to Minnesota has led to a rapid growth of the state’s economy and population over the past 13 years, according to a new study, “Immigrant Contributions to Minnesota’s Economy.”


Immigrants cautioned about reform scams in wake of Obama immigration order

(Photo by Arasmus via Wikimedia) 2010 Washington D.C. Rally

Recently, a group of lawyers and community service organizations gathered at Waite House in South Minneapolis to discuss President Obama’s new Execu


Minneapolis Central Riverfront becomes St. Anthony Falls Regional Park under a new park plan

(Photo courtesy of the St. Anthony Falls Regional Park Master Plan - Citizens Advisory Committee)

Imagine St. Anthony Falls as it looked when Europeans first saw the Mississippi River cascading over limestone rocks four centuries ago in the only natural waterfall on the river.


Democratic Visions: Senator John Hoffman on Minnesota

The year end edition of Democratic Visions had its cableTV premier in the southwest suburbs the same Sunday evening as Barbara Walters’ annual, celebrity-pandering special that spotlighted


Gift program eases student-parent stress

Susan Warfield started choking up as she described the struggles some student-parents face during the holiday season.