We need to be a part of the zero-waste movement, and actively work to cut back on the amount of waste we personally produce. We also need to support zero-waste grocers and movements in our local communities.
The pro cameras-in-courtrooms crowd has managed to achieve breakthroughs in Minnesota in several matters recently.
We can combat trafficking when we look out for each other, when we see what is now invisible to us. It is part of creating a more just, humane, and safe Minnesota for all.
What better way to honor the work of indigenous leaders like Peggy Flanagan and Kate Beane than to use our voices to support theirs?
Intended to divert people away from the criminal justice system, our probationary system has instead placed a national spotlight on Minnesota for widening the net of people trapped in the criminal justice system for decades.
When any customer participates in Minnesota’s community solar program, it provides substantial financial, economic, and environmental benefits for all.
If lawmakers want to help solve the problem of distracted driving, a ban on cellphone use in the car—not just hand-held devices—is the only legislation that would work.
Research from three recent reports on the state of democracy around the world suggest that autocracy, in the form of right-wing populism, has developed into a credible threat to democracy.
This collective fundraising technique has been used to support projects like protected bike lanes in non-monetary ways, such as building consensus.
There are meaningful and tangible steps Minnesota can take now to break down some of the barriers to justice that currently make the courts inaccessible to many survivors.
Education matters, and I don’t want to see anyone who is academically qualified excluded from pursuing a college degree. This is even more the case when the underlying rationale is based on ignorance and bigotry.
The publicly released economics of this project indicate that should PolyMet actually be built, its skinny economics and poorly structured financial assurance agreement indicate problems for current and future Minnesotans.
While getting more teachers in the classroom, with initiatives like the Alternative Preparation Grant or the new streamlined tiered teacher licensure system, is great, we also need to support current teachers to stay.
Line 3 threatens the culture and lives of the Ojibwe people as well as the environment.
When states take away driver’s licenses for an offense unrelated to dangerous driving, it neither enhances nor contributes to public safety.
Lack of action or concrete solutions to this epidemic is a conscious disregard for the health, safety, and livelihood of low-income, minority communities.
In our state, not unlike France moving forward at this defining moment in its history, we must continue to plan our work and work our plan.
The right to a driver’s licenses is the right to be a part of society. Without driver’s licenses, undocumented immigrants are left segregated from their documented neighbors and coworkers, unable to participate fully in community life.
Seventy-five years ago this month, the Minnesota Democratic Party joined forces with the Farmer-Labor Party in our state to create the Minnesota DFL.
Detractors suggest that both the U of M faculty and Minnesota Historical Society were engaging in “revisionist” history. This phrase is a contradiction in terms that reveals how little the detractors know about the actual practice of history.