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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.



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.

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.

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.

Macro, Micro, Minnesota

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

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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 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. 

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: a morning roundup of the latest must-read stories, and a late-afternoon look at the day's developments.

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.

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.