At a rally last week, several candidates vying for public office in Minneapolis called for a “massive, demonstrable paradigm shift in the city.”
Kristoffer Tigue is a local freelance writer and former editor of the Twin Cities Daily Planet.
Officials say programs like RUSH are proving to be effective in moving homeless residents into permanent housing — ultimately saving the county money in emergency services.
Jeremiah Ellison won the Ward 5 endorsement over incumbent Blong Yang, while longtime City Council President Barb Johnson was denied the party endorsement in Ward 4.
A House budget proposal could mean a 40 percent cut in current transit lines and the need to increase fares by up to 50 cents.
For all the attention on Johnson at the forum, most of the candidates stood on the same side when it came to the issue that had ostensibly gathered to discuss: the environment.
The proposals aren’t necessarily new or unique to Minnesota, but are part of what advocates see as a significant rise in what they see as anti-LGBTQ measures throughout the country.
The findings come just two weeks after the Minneapolis Health Department announced it found bodily fluids at 11 of the city’s 17 licensed adult entertainment establishments.
Hennepin County was one of 15 jurisdictions nationwide to be selected for a pilot program by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
The Northstar Black Cooperative Fellowship will help train ten African-Americans who are either looking to start a new co-op or get extra support for their current cooperative enterprise.
In Minnesota, environmental and Native activists are gearing up for another fight against the proposed Line 3 replacement project.
MPS Superintendent Ed Graff said that the meetings will allow the district to answer questions coming from worried parents.
In Minnesota, reported anti-Semitic acts have risen from 12 incidents in 2015 to 21 incidents in 2016, according to the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC).
According to a 2015 report from the Minnesota Battered Women’s Coalition (MBWC), five out of 22 domestic-violence-related-homicide victims in Minnesota were Native American.
Nearly 60 percent of youth incarcerated in Minnesota facilities are black, according to the latest data from the Minnesota Department of Corrections.
The campaign kicked off with 20 private house parties throughout the Twin Cities metro area.
St. Paul Police estimate between 90,000-100,000 protesters attended the march from St. Paul College to the rally at the Minnesota State Capitol on Saturday. Here are a few images from the event.
Filipinos for Immigrant Rights in Minnesota was formed give voice to Filipino-Minnesotans in the increasingly divisive debate over immigration.
Northern Metals is hardly the only environmental issue north Minneapolis residents are worried about.
Hundreds attended the sessions, held January 9 through 11, but many were skeptical that the Justice Department’s review would lead to any change.
A decision to treat trees with emamectin benzoate has drawn opposition from residents.