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Child abuse is more prevalent than most understand

The last couple of months have provided frightening evidence that too many children and adolescents live in dangerous situations. Read more…  By Ted Thompson and Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea 

Here’s how to make Minnesota a better place

How would young people make Minnesota a better place to live? That’s the question a group called Students Speak Out put to members of Generation Y as part of a video-blogging contest to celebrate Minnesota’s 150 years of statehood. 

Superdelegates, soccer spur readers to comment

MinnPost commenters had lots to say about counting in recent days — adding up convention delegates, taxes, D.C. living expenses and electoral votes. Other popular topics ranged from genetically modified food to a soccer move. Here’s a sampling: 

Remembering Stephen Feinstein

Colleagues and friends of the founder and director of the U’s Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, who died in March, gathered to recall his passion and humor in words and video. 

U of M Alumni Association: A Guest in Their World

Annie Griffiths Belt, a National Geographic Society photographer, recounts through stories and pictures three decades of traveling to nearly 100 countries, often with her two children in tow.FROM THE U OF M ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

The DFL culture wars of 1978

At next month’s DFL convention in Rochester, the main order of business will be the endorsement of a Senate candidate to challenge Sen. Norm Coleman in November.

Teens stats, ethanol bring reader comments

The merits of ethanol fueled a spate of recent comments, along with such topics as teen drivers, Iraq, department stores and Twins closer Joe Nathan. Here’s a selection from MinnPost readers… 

Something speeding drivers are sure to love

Tucked away deep in the transportation policy bill now under scrutiny in a House-Senate conference committee is a fun little item for speeding drivers: It would help hide even more speeding tickets from insurance companies. Read more…

How you’ve been misled on teen driving fatalities

By Eric Black | Friday, May 2, 2008 An utterly misleading statistic — that Minnesota has the highest teen fatality rate from motor vehicle crashes in the nation — has been spreading virally in the Minnesota news media and on the floor of the Legislat

City Pages: What if it doesn’t suck?

In their unhappiness with all of the changes at the alt-weekly, many critics won’t acknowledge the good things it still does: new hires, worthy scoops, well-reported stories.

TIZA saga and ballparks among comment topics

The Kersten vs. TIZA saga continues to draw comments from MinnPost readers, along with Earth Day, ballparks, gas prices, presidential candidates and a new North Side activist. Here’s a selection of recent remarks: 

Citizens need a base of common knowledge

Tuesday’s MinnPost carried a noteworthy commentary (“MN shortfalls: We can’t go on like this”) by a quartet of community leaders who, with a common voice, reminded us that Minnesotans and our leaders “need to invest smartly in education, job trainin

Bonding, foreclosure aid among issues drawing comment

MinnPost readers had lots to say recently about line-item vetoes in the bonding bill as well as a host of other topics ranging from carbon reduction to foreclosure policies to the Star Tribune’s plans for beefed-up streaming video.