The inadequacy of Minnesota’s permitting process to protect the Boundary Waters is clear.
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Recent events in Afghanistan run deeper than the day-to-day humanitarian disaster unfolding now. The militarization of strategy at the expense of diplomacy and negotiation are partly to blame for this outcome.
Clean, fresh water is becoming a rarity. With some of the nation’s cleanest water at stake, Minnesotans cannot afford to fall for Twin Metals’ empty promises.
Unless people decide to collectively dig a little bit deeper than just seeming nice to strangers, Minneapolis will continually be stuck in the same racial issues year after year.
Exploitation and trafficking happen far too often in Minnesota. The majority of cases happen below the surface of daily life for most of us.
I asked if they decided the prep their sister was undergoing for a very invasive ventilator was worth their anti-vaccination position.
A growing coalition has launched a new campaign to Move on from PolyMet. With the most important PolyMet permits remanded, the governor has the power to set us on a better course for our future.
If the state is serious about reducing greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors, we should join California’s cap and trade system.
In ancient Rome, Cato the Younger used the filibuster — albeit unsuccessfully — to prevent the Senate from making Julius Caesar dictator. As much as the Founders loved Roman history, the U.S. legal system was deliberately not based on Roman law.
For more than 30 years, experts, advocates, and citizens have been sounding the alarm about the damage fossil fuel consumption is doing to our planet. And for more than 30 years, fossil fuel companies have cast doubt and sown confusion about these facts.
My general response usually comes down to encouraging more citizen involvement in seeking and supporting qualified candidates for public office at all levels.
Throughout history, America’s leaders have recognized that without concern for others, without the highest tradition of cooperative national action, democracy is in peril.
Our air is getting cleaner, our electrical grid is getting greener, and we are taking concrete steps to once again be at the forefront of cleaner transportation.
Effectively implementing an equity-guided policy will require the university to make vaccines maximally accessible – culturally, socially, logistically, financially.
Even with climate disasters all around us, nonviolent environmental demonstrations face fierce police repression. Why?
By embracing learning acceleration, Minnesota educators can both kick-start COVID academic recovery and start to unwind generations-old academic inequities.
The Student Borrower Bill of Rights, which the Legislature passed this year, will protect borrowers from abuses by loan servicers.
The Paul Bunyan State Forest in northern Hubbard County has been totally taken over by all-terrain vehicles and dirt bike motorcycles.
What we’ve been experiencing statewide isn’t just a little bit of air pollution. It is a prolonged period of the worst air quality Minnesota has ever experienced.
We cannot and will not accept tweaking and tinkering with the current policing structure as an alternative to substantive change.