One troupe of volunteers prefers to paint murals in troublesome spots on the south side of Minneapolis, while another uses paint remover and rags.FROM TWIN CITIES DAILY PLANET
St. Paul is home to the nation’s largest Karen refugee population; a film about its culture will be screened tonight at Arlington Hills Library, followed by a panel discussion. FROM TWIN CITIES DAILY PLANET
Ajahn Chandako, also known as Jim Reynolds, returned to his home state last week to teach people how to meditate and to give a series of pithy, gently humorous talks.FROM TWIN CITIES DAILY PLANET
Women in their 30s and 40s are increasingly choosing to become parents without partners, challenging stereotypes and conventions. What’s behind this shift?FROM TWIN CITIES DAILY PLANET
A seemingly trivial packaging switch unleashes a torrent of gratitude on the St. Paul office of fair-trade food company Equal Exchange.FROM TWIN CITIES DAILY PLANET
President and Publisher Tracey Williams reflects on the publication’s history of using solid journalism to mobilize the state’s African-American communities around issues and events that might go unnoticed until too late.FROM TWIN CITIES DAI
Could a humanitarian crisis following the pattern of Darfur, Sudan, actually be unfolding in Ethiopia while capturing hardly a second of the world’s collective attention?
Unlike an ideal citizen, the ideal consumer is impulsive, demanding instant gratification no matter what the long-term consequences, financial or otherwise.FROM TWIN CITIES DAILY PLANET
Doug McGill writes about two interlocking principles for our civic life and therefore for journalism: talking with strangers, and speaking truth to power.FROM TWIN CITIES DAILY PLANET
The nationally recognized Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) is opening a Minneapolis charter school this fall, its first in the state. KIPP schools feature long school days, a long school year and character development.
Omot Obang Olom has been named by human rights groups as a key architect of a genocide against the African Anuak tribe of western Ethiopia.
The impending visit of an Ethopian official named as a primary architect of a genocide in western Ethiopia has thrown the Minnesota community of an African tribe into a state of alarm and intense internal argument.FROM TWIN CITIES DAILY PLAN
Leaders of a charter school in Houston, Texas, with a 100 percent graduation rate visit Minneapolis and explain how they do it. Vickie Evans-Nash reports for the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder. FROM THE TWIN CITIES DAILY PLANET
Minnesota’s Republican Party seems very camera-shy. Over the past several months Republicans have prevented citizen and mainstream journalists from recording their candidates at events.
A little noticed federal rule change has eliminated funding for a program that helped move people under 65 from nursing homes back into the community. Scott Russell reports. FROM TWIN CITIES DAILY PLANET
A neighborhood pharmacist vents his frustrations over the shortcomings of our health care system and having to deal with 200 insurance companies.FROM TWIN CITIES DAILY PLANET
Facing a $13 million budget hole, Minneapolis school leaders are exploring a new moneymaker: charging families for all-day kindergarten programs, using a sliding fee scale.FROM TWIN CITIES DAILY PLANET
Richard Broderick reports on the thousands of people in St. Paul facing foreclosure on their homes — a lot of them have jobs.
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Urban League will host a reading of the first act of Tap the Leopard, a play about a slave girl struggling to decide whether to return to Africa.FROM TWIN CITIES DAILY PLANET
Ann Richards, 63, hiked 587 miles of the Appalachian Trail last summer; now she heads for the Peace Corps in Romania.FROM MINNESOTA WOMEN’S PRESS