Everything you need to know about free speech at the Mall of America

A warning during the December Black Lives Matter protest at the Mall of America.

Starting this week, the ongoing trial of Black Lives Matter protestors for allegedly organizing a December demonstration at the Mall of America will place a spotlight on free speech, racial inequal


Twins continue to honor Jackie Robinson while struggling to attract Black fans

Members of the Twins coaching staff all wearing jersey number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson, the first to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball. Photos Harry Colbert,

In what has now become an annual tradition, the Minnesota Twins along with every team in Major League Baseball (MLB) honored the legacy of baseball Hall of Famer and civil rights icon, Jackie


Growing up Somalian in Minnesota

Minneapolis sidewalk; Image from Voices for Racial Justice.

Growing up Somalian in America is a walking contradiction. Both cultures are constantly at odds jockeying for which one drives my life.


Undemocratic neighborhood process continues in Prospect Park

A watertower in Prospect Park, Minneapolis.

I’ve been a member of the Prospect Park East River Road Improvement Association since 1997.

Is Innovation Dead in Minnesota Politics?

Whatever happened to the spirit of reform and innovation in Minnesota government and politics?
At one time t

Dinky gets closer to new status

The Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission released a report 

Law group teaches immigrant communities how to navigate police interactions

Amran Farah, right, offers advice about individual rights and police interactions. MinnPost photo by Ibrahim Hirsi

Late last week, scores of immigrants filled the seats of the dimly lit conference room in the Minneapolis Brian Coyle Center as a group of lawyers addressed the crowd about their legal rights when


Dayton’s budget focused squarely on education

Gov. Mark Dayton enters the room to deliver his biennial budget proposal Jan. 27. Photo by Paul Battaglia

Gov. Mark Dayton has proposed a $42 billion, two-year budget heavily focused on Minnesota’s youngest residents.


Cafe Racer opens

Photo Courtesy of Southside Pride

Café Racer, at 2929 E. 25th St., just opened this month after a long and serious review by the neighborhood, city staff and Council Member Cam Gordon.