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Protecting Minnesotans after Roe

Without access to health care for all people, free of government interference, we are doomed to continue perpetuating harm onto vulnerable populations, and equity in health care and other areas of life cannot be achieved.

A fight to break free of Moscow’s grip

By using brute force to destroy everything in his path, Russian President Vladimir Putin may, in the end, conquer much of southern and eastern Ukraine. But he will not gain the cooperation needed to govern or administer it effectively.

New graves for people killed during Russia's invasion of Ukraine

April’s wrath: Snow and jelly beans

Jelly beans have always been my “go to” comfort food in spring. And perhaps even more so in this crazy year of 2022 with our continuing COVID concerns, increasing crime, inflation, supply issues and the horrific war in the Ukraine.