We’re reaching out to voters in the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota to find out what’s on their minds and to bring nuance to our understanding of the urban-rural divide we often hear about in election years.
MinnPost Asks is an occasional series that features Q&A interviews with interesting and newsworthy people with some sort of connection to Minnesota. Most will be from our community, but some will be Minnesotans living and working elsewhere. The folks will range from those with high-visibility positions to behind-the-scenes individuals who don’t get a lot of publicity but who are leading rich lives and who have something interesting and insightful to say.
Heins, a successful Minneapolis attorney, was nominated for the Norway ambassador post in May, 2015, but wasn’t confirmed until February.
After Bissell’s decade of travel, plowing through some 200 books and racking up 1,800 pages of notes, “Apostle: Travels Among the Tombs of the Twelve” is being published by Pantheon.
By day, he’s a mild-mannered professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. By night, he can be found with his band, Irie Sol.
After 11 years as head of the Science Museum of Minnesota, Eric Jolly started this month as president of Minnesota Philanthropy Partners.
Marv Goldklang says of the Saints’ three owners: “I call myself chairman, I call Mike president. Bill is director of fun.”
Faith Neumann: “If one group is subjugated, we all are.”
The panic gripped the country, destroying communities in New Jersey, Florida, Texas, and many other places, including Jordan, Minnesota.
Dan Kellogg spent much of Memorial Day greeting a steady stream of new and old friends, and giving MinnPost a tour of his new toy, a 155-foot motorized pirate ship.
A compelling Minnesota theme pulses through “Reckless Endangerment,” the book Morgenson and Joshua Rosner wrote in 2011.
The Summit was scheduled to take place Saturday at Christ The King Catholic Church in South Minneapolis, but over the weekend students were told they’d have to move the event.
She started the nonprofit 28 years ago, and has seen it expand to include public art works in the city, embedding artists in city departments and caring for historic artworks.
It’s writing by women but it’s not a women’s magazine.
Leibovich covers Washington, D.C. for the New York Times Magazine and is the author of “This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral — Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking! — in America’s Gilded Capital.”
“I think it’s a very exciting time for the liberal arts … [and] I think we have a great case to make.”
Though he was born in Minneapolis, Stefan Iwaskewycz honors the music, the history and the prolonged plight of his Ukrainian forebears and contemporaries.
Rothstein on its theme: “I think it’s about how we live our lives, and how we’ll look back upon the life we’ve led.”
In a Q&A, the ambassador discusses anti-trafficking legislation, the victim-centered approach and ways everyone can do their part to continue the fight against human slavery.
His take on interview: “I think of this as his first encyclical, in a way. It’s a very personal statement.”
His assessment: “I’m very comfortable with what we’ve accomplished and very comfortable with the decision to leave.”