Opinion

VIDEO: Dinkytown Greenway expands, grand opening

Phase III of the Dinkytown Greenway, an off road bike trail that connects the University of Minnesota with downtown, opened on July 20 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and two group rides. Phase III utilizes a tunnel under the 35W bridge approach that was built under the bridge when it was reconstructed.
Council Members Jacob Frey and Cam Gordon led group rides from Gateway Park and TCF Stadium and met Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and other local leaders at Bluff Street Park, near where the tunnel connects Bridge #9 and an off-road bike trail that leads to the far end of the University of Minnesota campus with on-street bike lanes on 2nd Street South that lead to downtown.

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OPINION | Equity missing from new Southwest Light Rail plans

Last week Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC) was glad to see a plan moving forward to build the Southwest Light Rail Transit (SWLRT), but deeply disappointed in the lack of equity in the plan as it currently exists.

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Art Rolnick: Support all high quality Pre-K programs equally

In a recent commentary, Minnesota 2020 advocated for “helping school districts grow their early learning programs.” I agree with Minnesota 2020 that early education is a very sound public investmen

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OPINION | What is at stake in the primary election Aug. 12?

“Ho-hum, a primary election.”

“Who cares?”

“Why should I even bother to go out and vote on Aug. 12? Mark Dayton and Al Franken are virtually unopposed. What’s the big deal?”

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Sumer Spika: Home care workers unionize to bring dignity to work we love

On Tuesday, July 8th, I was proud to be part of the group who celebrated turning in thousands of cards signed by Personal Care Attendants (PCAs) and other home care workers from across Minnesota ex

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Jeff Strate: Meeting the Macbeths in St. Louis Park

(Photo courtesy of PT of MN) Teresa Maria Doran and Jason Rojas star in the Public Theater of Minnesota production of MacBeth, directed by Mark Hauk.

Sunday evening I threaded through the buzzy, sidewalk tables of McCoy’s Restaurant in St. Louis Park’s nifty “new town in town,” Excelsior & Grand.

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Asylum for migrant minors - A letter to HHS and DHS from teachers

This letter was sent to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, and Jeh Johnson
, Department of Homeland Security Secretary, on behalf of the League of Latino

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OPINION | Privilege isn't what you think

The concept of privilege is one that's both acknowledged and dismissed, depending on which side of cultural identity one hangs one's hat.

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St. Paul Super Bowl documents detail snow removal, security considerations

In May of this year, Minneapolis was selected as the host city for the 2018 Super Bowl game, after a coordinated bidding process that involved local corporate leaders, municipal officials, and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA). The formal bid for the event has been withheld from public records requests by the MSFA as "nonpublic" data under the Minnesota Data Practices Act. Consequently, the full scope of the public's obligations to provide financial and material support to the event remain unclear.

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OPINION | Bragging on Minneapolis: 8 reflections on the city's LGBT climate

For LGBT people, the climate in Minneapolis is good. A large community, safe schools, mostly equal rights, and supportive community leaders and institutions have made it a city LGBT people can take pride in.

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