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T.J. Stiles

How a Minnesota 'country boy' turned Pulitzer-winning historian is redefining American icons

Since 2002, T.J. Stiles has published three major historical biographies that have earned him two Pulitzer Prizes and a National Book Award — a near-perfect literary batting average.

By at least one standard, Minnesota’s political districting looks pretty fair

The efficiency gap standard recently helped convince a panel of federal judges that Wisconsin’s legislative districts are illegally gerrymandered.

Wisconsin inmates report despair, little counseling in solitary confinement
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Wisconsin inmates report despair, little counseling in solitary confinement that can stretch on for years

Prisoners recount suicide attempts, mental harm and lack of services; former Waupun psychologist describes harsh treatment of inmates.

MinnPost Picks: on gentrification, Syria, and that 'Fearless Girl' statue
MinnPost Picks

MinnPost Picks: on gentrification, Syria, and that 'Fearless Girl' statue

Our weekly roundup of great stories from around the web, as recommended by MinnPost staff and contributing journalists.