Youth activism: Washburn High School theater teaches advocacy

(Photo by Nate Brault) Washburn High School students in the Theatre III class, participate in the day's activities.

Eshay Brantly didn’t know what to expect walking into the Theatre I class at Washburn High School in Minneapolis.


VIDEO: "My country, rich people in government have power"

(Still from video by Adja Gildersleve) Video below

This election year, seven individuals are learning more about what it means to do their civic duty, and they’re sharing their stories on video.


VIDEO: Record outside spending angers 14B candidates it is supposed to help

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Rep. Zacharay Dorholt (DFL) and Jim Knoblach (R) disagree sharply on taxes, health care, and the minimum wage. But they agree that they want outside groups to stop spending money on their 14B Minnesota legislative race.


Neighborhood groups decry Hodges' plan

(By Moira Blodgett)

Neighborhood groups in the University of Minnesota community are up in arms over Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges’ proposal to put a traditional source of their funding to different uses.


VIDEO: "Immigration reform, there's lots of people who are hurting."

(Still taken from video by John Akre) Video below

Many nonprofits participated in Get out the Vote this year, and they’re sharing why voting is important to them on video.


Are Minneapolis' school board seats being bought?

This negative ad mailer targeting DFL Minneapolis school board incumbent Rebecca Gagnon was paid for by the Minneapolis Progressive Education Fund. The advocacy group has received hundreds of thousands of dollars to go toward the Minneapolis school board election, with most of it coming from out-of-state donors.

Will a seat, or two, on the Minneapolis school board be sold to the highest bidder?

The amount of money flowing into the 2014 Minneapolis school board race is enormous, according to the campaign finance reports that were submitted by candidates and various advocacy groups.


How to keep your pet safe on Halloween

For many people, it’s one of the most anticipated nights of the year - filled with the magic of costumes, the sweetness of treats and plenty of family fun.


VIDEO: "I never voted in my life"

(Still taken from video by John Akre) Video in Spanish and English below

Many nonprofits participated in Get out the Vote this year, and they’re sharing why voting is important to them on video.


Third-party attorney general candidates talk crime and transparency

Third-party candidates in the state’s upcoming attorney general race delved into issues of police brutality, prison-worthy crimes and drug prevention at a debate on the University of Minnesota’s campus Tuesday night.


TC Weekend | Free Ink Day, Free the Beast, Día de los Muertos celebrations and more!

My, how time flies! We’ve had a gorgeous fall, with sustained colors and above average temps. Now here we are at the cusp of November, which brings cooler weather and the close of TC Weekend for the year. The good times will roll on, however, with seasonal/holiday events and arts coverage!

Naturally, this weekend’s roster is heavy with Halloween and Dia de los Muertos happenings, and a few other fun events sprinkled in for good measure. In the midst of all the spooky revelry this weekend – don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour (2 am on Sunday) for Daylight Savings Time!