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A list of MinnPost's regular departments and columnists.


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

Amy Goetzman


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.

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.

Data and Maps

Data & Maps

A collection of MinnPost's maps, datasets and other interactive projects.

Sam Brodey

D.C. Dispatches

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

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.

Foreign Concept

Foreign Concept

Foreign Concept provides international affairs coverage by Mark Porubcansky, a foreign correspondent and editor for 30 years, who, until recently, served as foreign editor of the Los Angeles Times.

From Other Nonprofit Media

From Other Nonprofit Media

From Other Nonprofit Media showcases select work from other nonprofit news sites around the nation.

The Glean

The Glean offers two daily helpings of the latest news, information and opinion of interest to Minnesotans: a morning roundup of the latest must-read stories, and a late-afternoon look at the day's developments.

Good Jobs

Good Jobs

MinnPost's Good Jobs beat focuses on the role of government, nonprofits, businesses and individuals in creating good jobs in Minnesota — and in exploring how people who don’t have those jobs can get them.

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.

Macro, Micro, Minnesota

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

Mental Health & Addiction

Mental Health & Addiction

Mental Health & Addiction coverage seeks to shine a light on issues that affect a huge number of Minnesota families yet are often ignored by the media until tragedy strikes. Twice a week Andy Steiner reports on personal stories as well as policy issues related to mental health, addiction and the complex relationship between the two.

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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 was a column that featured the best work by bloggers from around Minnesota. It ran from 2008 until 2016.

MinnPost Picks

MinnPost Picks

Our weekly roundup of great stories from around the web, as recommended by MinnPost staff and contributing journalists.

MinnPost Quiz

MinnPost Quiz

Each week, MinnPost quizmaster Andrew Minck will test your knowledge of Minnesota-centric current events with a dozen multiple-choice questions. Topics are likely to vary (a lot), but it shouldn't be too hard if you're a regular MinnPost reader: Answers will be taken from items that have appeared on the site during the previous week or so.

New Americans

MinnPost’s “New Americans” beat is dedicated to covering the state’s immigrant and refugee communities, chronicling the contributions and challenges faced by these groups as they transform the notion of what it means to be a Minnesotan in the 21st century.

Cyndy Brucato

Party Politics

Party Politics features news and analysis about Minnesota’s political parties and the parties’ leaders, candidates and supporters. Party Politics is reported by MinnPost’s Cyndy Brucato, a former news anchor for KSTP-TV who also has worked for former Gov. Arne Carlson and former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman.

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.

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.