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My spiritual journey to West Africa

By Roxane Battle | Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007
Journalist Roxane Battle travels to Ghana for her wedding, and finds a nation of extreme poverty and wealth as well as its own unique spirituality.

What makes a city a good place to walk?

Bikeability? Excellent. No. 2 in the country.

Walkability? Not so good. No. 17 among the 30 top metro areas. Down among St. Louis, Detroit and Houston. That hurts.

Minneapolis lawyers await Supreme Court decision in Guantanamo case

As the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday over the rights of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Minneapolis attorneys were preparing to travel to the U.S. facility in Cuba for their fifth visit with an Algerian man they represent.

State’s federal courts loaded with cases

We live in a litigious state. And it’s getting more so.

In the past five years the number of cases filed in federal court here has just about doubled to 5,320. The Minnesota federal court is No.