Economic Vitality in Greater Minnesota
“We have gotten the message that the answer (to fewer foster care cases) is prevention,” said Nikki Farago, the assistant commissioner of Children and Family Services at the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
Carver County remains the healthiest county in Minnesota, and Mahnomen County remains the least healthy, according to the 2019 County Health Rankings report.
Minnesota’s fairly low statewide opioid death rate masks the startling disparity in overdose deaths among American Indian Minnesotans.
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Going blue in 11 straight presidential elections is the beginning of an argument that Minnesota should be considered a pretty darn blue state, certainly in national elections.
Politics & Policy
Teacher pay, the achievement gap and school safety are among issues sharply dividing Republican Jeff Johnson and Democrat Tim Walz.
Minneapolis was one of three cities in 2018 to receive funding for a position focused on fighting human trafficking.
Empowering under-represented communities to find jobs in tech isn’t the only way to shrink Minnesota’s income gap, but it’s an important one with a lot of promise.
As I waited for the ribbon-cutting with many hundreds of others, it was possible to appreciate the St. Croix Crossing for its own sake, without a twinge of rancor.
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At least eight governments — including cities and counties in Minnesota, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin and the state legislature of Utah — have approved the opening of roads.
If you look at the electoral map of Minnesota in 2016, it’s possible to conclude that the DFL no longer is a statewide party.
Mental Health & Addiction
“In Minnesota, Medical Assistance affects the whole continuum of mental health services,” says Tim Walsh of Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge.
Let this resurgence of methamphetamine serve as a reminder that even though a certain drug disappears from the headlines, it does not disappear from our streets.
Politics & Policy
Even before war was declared on April 6, 1917, “liberty leagues” called for statewide surveillance of labor and ethnic groups whose loyalty they considered suspect.
The February budget forecast shows that Minnesota’s projected revenues continue to outpace spending, which is the definition of structural balance.
With the GOP in charge in Washington, the governorship may be a better political platform from which to govern, and it would position Klobuchar for a national ticket in the coming years.