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ThreeSixty: Looking Beyond the Label

ThreeSixty reporter Sisi Wei interviews Buffy Smith, assistant professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of St. Thomas, about stereotyping.

Comments offer heavy dose of political opinion

Readers’ recent comments featured a heavy dose of politics in the run-up to Super Tuesday and next week’s Minnesota caucuses, but women’s sports, Peer Gynt and a possible new leader for the Minnesota Monitor also drew attention.

Twin Cities Daily Planet: Ending poverty in Minnesota

In an obscure office in the basement of the State House Office building, the Commission to End Poverty in the state of Minnesota by the year 2020 works on what some call “mission impossible.” But the two legislators who co-chair the commission and

UMN News: Slime sublime

Scientists at the U are testing various kinds of algae grown on municipal wastewater to see if they can be used economically to make a dent in water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.FROM UMN NEWS

What’s our progressive message?

It’s pop quiz time, folks. Question 1: What’s the progressive message? Question 2: What’s the conservative message? Question 3: Was question 1 or 2 easier to answer?

Unfortunately, the answer to question 3 is question 2.

North Dakota isn’t dead, just waiting …

What Eric Sevareid experienced so long ago has been repeated many times over by anyone who defines themselves by their root-statehood, North Dakota.