Mayor Coleman focuses State of the City on ending disparities, education, and development

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Gino Terrell

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman at the podium at Ordway Center for Performing Arts for his State of the City Address on April 16.

Mayor Chris Coleman, in his 10th annual State of the City Address on April 16, discussed his mission to lower disparities between people of color, making better use of parcels and supporting local


The end of remedial college classes?

MCTC grads.


Educators and lawmakers are divided over a proposal that would cut funding for developmental courses at state-run colleges



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.


Saint Paul's Hasty Mainstreaming Rollout: A Chat with School Board Candidate Jess Banks

Official Family Shot – Jess Banks (Top Left), Cam Banks (Top Right), Griffin (Lower Left), Connor (Lower Right).

[Central high school on Marshall Avenue.]


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.


Higher ed committee approves omnibus bill ignoring U of M increase request

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler testifies before the House Higher Education Policy and Finance Committee April 15. Photo by Paul Battaglia

The House Higher Education Policy and Finance Committee approved an


Seward Coop names new manager for ‘Friendship’ store

Photo by James L. Stroud, Jr

Raynardo Williams at “Friendship’ construction site

In the United States over the last four decades, more and more people in general and people of color in particular have gradually become familiar with the benefits of healthy eating and health food


Fire Destroys Neighborhoods Organizing For Change Office

Activist group Neighborhoods Organizing For Change is homeless for the moment but still active.


Fight for 15: Protest in Minneapolis for increased minimum wages

Protestors in Minneapolis rallied on Wednesday, April 15, on the University of Minnesota campus to demand a $15 minimum wage.