As the overall number of abortions performed in Minnesota has gone down, the share of nonresidents receiving abortions in the state has risen.
Kristoffer Tigue is a local freelance writer and former editor of the Twin Cities Daily Planet.
Racism, Rent and Real Estate: Fair Housing Reframed will also look at how housing barriers continue to affect people of color in Minnesota.
While many state agencies have long considered job applicants with criminal records, low unemployment and record-high number of retirements have created a unique opportunity.
Since the county launched the Career Pathways program, almost half of the new hires coming into the county have been people of color.
Some community advocates worry that light rail stakeholders along the route aren’t taking full advantage of the lessons learned from past light rail projects, especially the Green Line.
After meetings packed with protesters and more than a year of procedural delays, the decision to green light Enbridge’s Line 3 replacement pipeline could come as early as this summer.
Over the last four years, there have been concerted efforts by community organizers to push industrial polluters out of north and northeast Minneapolis.
While courts tend to provide schools with a decent amount of leeway when it comes to restricting speech, those restrictions still need to be applied in a nondiscriminatory way.
Together, about 450 employees between the three co-ops in Minneapolis are now organized under United Food and Commercial Workers Local 653.
Launched in May, the effort has already provided trainings for dozens of organizations seeking help — the bulk of which so far have been from Minnesota’s public sector.
Hennepin County officials say the issue boils down to a simple issue: the need for more staff and funding.
Jeff Smith of the MPCA said the agency doesn’t know when Northern Metals will hold its next public meeting, but that according to the settlement, they’ll need to do it quarterly.
Advocates hope the campaign teaches people that sex trafficking is happening every day in Minnesota, with or without the Super Bowl.
The grants are part of an effort on the part of MPCA to address issues facing underserved communities, or what many are now calling environmental justice.
Many at the weekend’s demonstrations called for immediate police reform, and an overhaul of Minnesota’s government and criminal justice system.
Many of those at Saturday’s rally expressed the need to address the root causes behind violent crime in urban areas.
“It’s a social gathering place,” said U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison. “It’s a place where people who are facing political struggle come to organize.”
Gov. Mark Dayton created the council last fall in response to high-profile shootings across Minnesota and nationwide.
The idea of creating a self-sustaining food network has attracted $1.5 million in grants in the last few months alone.
The idea for the arts center has been so well-received by community members that more than 200 volunteers have dedicated their time over the last month to getting the space ready for its opening.