Columbus Statue Celebrates Genocide and Should Be Removed

Image by Bill Sorem.

Native American activist groups in Minnesota would like people to learn the real history of Christopher Columbus and quit putting him up on a pedestal at the State Capitol.


Improving urban public education: 8 ideas from a veteran teacher

Maxfield Elementary in Saint Paul.

t’s hardly news that less than half of the kids in Minneapolis and St. Paul public schools are proficient in reading and math.


Green Line Businesses bounce back

Patrons enjoy drinks on Stub and Herb’s outdoor patio as a Green Line light rail train passes on Washington Avenue on April 14, 2015. Businesses along the transit line that faced low sales and slow foot traffic during its construction are now bouncing back.

For some businesses along the Green Line light rail, the nearly two years of transit construction proved to be too much to keep operations steady.
The light rail’s cons

Fire devastates West Broadway businesses, upstairs housing units

A Wednesday (April 15) early morning fire roared through a row of businesses and residences leaving many homeless and one high profile community organization in search of new operating facili


Transition at the Daily Planet

 Adaobi Okolue, left, will replace longtime Daily Planet executive director Jeremy Iggers, right.

After more than a decade of working to give voice to underrepresented com


White Earth constitutional reform stalled by infighting

PHOTOS: White Earth Council (left to right): Tara Mason, Secretary/Treasurer; Steven "Punky" Clark, District I Representative; Erma Vizenor, Chairwoman; Kenneth "Gua" Bevins, District III Representative; and Kathy Goodwin, District II Representative (Top).

“The people of White Earth voted for a new constitution, and a judge upheld the validity of that referendum.


Body cameras benefit the police

Whether or not they care to admit it, I am positive that every student, professor and community member has an opinion on body cameras for police officers.
Perhaps a bod

Nano Days: Exposing Sabathani youth to nano technology

Nyles Carpenter (far left) with Nano Days participants.

On Saturday, April 4, 2015, the Sabathani Community Center, in collaboration with the Bakken Museum, the Science Museum, the University of Minnesota, and S.E.L.F.


Latino renters allege mistreatment in Lyndale

Two Q.T. Property building in South Minneapolis.

Inquilinos Unidos por Justicia (United Renters For Justice), along with several leaders of the Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA), gathered outside the