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Columns

A list of MinnPost's regular departments and columnists.

Artscape

Artscape focuses on Twin Cities arts institutions, personalities, performances, money and politics, encompassing all forms of the arts. It appears on Tuesday through Friday.

David Brauer

Braublog

Braublog is written by David Brauer, MinnPost's local media reporter. He has covered media and politics as a writer and editor since 1983.

Cityscape

Cityscape

Cityscape focuses on urban life in our metro area. Topics range from urban design and architecture to transportation, highways, traffic, transit, walking and biking.

Community Sketchbook

Community Sketchbook

Community Sketchbook focuses on the economic and social challenges facing communities, especially low-income communities and communities of color, and how people are trying to address them.

Community Voices

Community Voices

Community Voices features opinion pieces from a wide variety of authors and perspectives. MinnPost welcomes submissions on current topics of broad interest in Minnesota.

D.C. Dispatches

D.C. Dispatches covers Minnesota's congressional delegation and reports on developments out of Washington that are important to Minnesota readers.

Driving Change

In this series, MinnPost is profiling civic leaders in order to provide new insights — and, we hope in some cases, inspiration — for our readers. Each profile is followed by comments from a panel of experienced leaders and scholars of leadership. 

Earth Journal

Earth Journal aims to clarify environmental issues in the news, lend proportion and perspective to competing claims, and engage MinnPost readers in exploring subjects that lie beyond the headlines — with a special emphasis on solutions to environmental challenges.

Eric Black

Eric Black Ink

Eric Black Ink covers politics and government in Minnesota and the United States, the historical background of topics and other issues.

Inside MinnPost

Inside MinnPost

Inside MinnPost is the place for staff to talk about what's going on in our enterprise. We aim to engage in a conversation with our readers and others interested in our grand experiment in high-quality, not-for-profit local journalism.

Beth Hawkins

Learning Curve

Beth Hawkins writes about education in Learning Curve. In addition to her conviction that education is one of today's most pressing issues on a policy level, she's motivated by her experience advocating for her two sons in great schools and not-so-great ones.

Don Effenberger

Listing Slightly

Every week, Listing Slightly will offer a quirky, quick-read list on subjects ranging from pop culture to poetry and from movies to music.

Macro, Micro, Minnesota

Macro, Micro, Minnesota analyzes the big stories in the news through the lens of economics.

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MinnClips

MinnClips is a space to watch videos with a Minnesota connection. Here you will find a wide collection of video clips - plus links to related content on MinnPost. New videos will be added frequently, so be sure to check back often.

Minnesota Blog Cabin

Minnesota Blog Cabin features the best work by bloggers from around Minnesota. Every weekday Tom Nehil surveys hundreds of Minnesota's best blogs looking for the best of the best.

MinnPost Asks

MinnPost Asks is an occasional series that features Q&A interviews with interesting and newsworthy people with some sort of connection to Minnesota.

Political Agenda

Political Agenda is a place for quick-hit news about Minnesota's political scene and players. MinnPost's staff, including Joe Kimball and Doug Grow, contribute items all day about local and state government, plus national political doings that have a Minnesota angle.

Rural Minnesota: A Generation at the Crossroads

Rural Minnesota

A Generation at the Crossroads

MinnPost is visiting Minnesota's rural youth — both literally and virtually — to explore their lives, the choices they face, and how their current choices might shape Greater Minnesota in the years to come. 

Susan Perry

Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Susan Perry helps MinnPost readers make their way through the thicket of health happenings, trends, studies and research.

The Glean

The Glean offers two daily helpings of the latest news, information and opinion of interest to Minnesotans. Brian Lambert does double duty, offering an early-morning, quick-hit look at some of the latest must-read stories and talkers and then a late-afternoon look at the day's developments and buzz. Lambert, a longtime Twin Cities journalist, also blogs at The Same Rowdy Crowd.

Andy Sturdevant

The Stroll

The Stroll features notable visual-art-related objects or events around the Twin Cities — with each article focused on one geographic area, shown in a hand-drawn map.

Two Cities

Two Cities

Two Cities covers City Hall politics in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Karen Boros reports on Minneapolis City Hall. Joe Kimball, a former columnist and reporter for the Star Tribune, reports on St. Paul City Hall.

Weekend Best Bets

Weekend Best Bets

Weekend Best Bets is compiled by Minnesota Monthly arts editor Tim Gihring and appears every Thursday on MinnPost and on Minnesota Monthly's website.

Steve Date

View Finder

View Finder is a weekly photo column by multimedia journalist Steve Date.

Amy Goetzman

Books

Amy Goetzman covers the Twin Cities literary scene through reviews of new books, Q&As with Minnesota authors and visiting writers, and articles about writing and book-related events.

MinnPost Young Professionals Network

Young Professionals Network

MinnPost's Young Professionals Network (YPN) is made up of Minnesota groups and organizations serving young professionals in their 20s, 30s and early 40s, as well as individuals in the same age group. Membership is free and open to all young professionals.