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Friday, March 23, 2018
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Minneapolis Just Adopted A $15 Minimum Wage In A Landslide Vote

The Minneapolis City Council passed a law Friday making it the first Midwestern city to adopt a $15 minimum wage, increasing the salaries of 71,000 workers by 2024. With the historic vote, Minneapolis joins a growing wave of progressive U.S. cities like San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C., where the Fight for $15 movement and other grassroots organizations have scored major labor victories.

July 2, 2017
Diamond Reynolds weeps after she recounts the incidents that led to the fatal shooting of her boyfriend Philando Castile by Minneapolis area police during a traffic stop on Wednesday, at a "Black Lives Matter" demonstration, in front of the Governor's Mansion in St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S., July 7, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Miller

Could The Police Have Saved Philando Castile’s Life?

There was madness, indeed, on the street in the suburbs of Minneapolis Wednesday, but you can be sure it is not confined to the state of Minnesota, that evening or this.

July 9, 2016

#EndorseThis: After Dallas, Messages Of Unity And Peace Across The Country

Political leaders responded to last night’s shootings on TV and social media with an outpouring of compassion and support.

July 8, 2016

Could ‘Jihadi Rehab’ Work Better Than Incarceration?

Ideological rehabilitation could be a better antidote to extremist propaganda than incarceration, as U.S. prisons have often served as places that nurture terrorism. ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is said to have been a studious, quiet young man until the U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003 and he landed in jail at Camp Bucca a couples years after.

June 22, 2016
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Cruz Advisor Claims Minneapolis Has Muslim ‘No-Go Zones’, Mayor Responds

Every so often, Ted Cruz or one of his surrogates reminds us that he is hardly a better option for the Republican nomination than Trump. That inconvenient truth was reiterated Tuesday, when Cruz national security advisor Clare Lopez appeared on a Wisconsin radio show claiming that Muslims were setting up “no-go zones” (i.e. neighborhoods with high percentages of Muslims) in Minneapolis.

April 8, 2016

Black Lives Matter Protest Ends Quickly At Mall Of America

Demonstrators angered by the police killing of an unarmed black man were swiftly broken up by police, mall security on one of the busiest days of the year.

December 23, 2015

Black Lives Matter To Protest At Mall Of America Again Despite Warning

Protesters angered by the police killing of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis plan to demonstrate on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

December 23, 2015

Three Men Held In Connection With Shooting Of Minnesota Demonstrators

Three white men were being held in connection with the shooting of five Black Lives Matter protesters.

November 25, 2015

Minneapolis Police Arrest Two In Shooting Of Black Lives Matter Protesters

The demonstrators said they would not be scared away. “We ain’t scared of domestic terrorists.”

November 24, 2015
Old and new transportation modes cross paths in San Bernardino, Calif. (John Reinan/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

A Trip Down Route 66 With A Boatload Of Old Cars, Busload Of Gearheads

But if you ever see what looks like a middle-aged mechanic strolling around Minneapolis in a weird jumpsuit, say hello. He can’t fix your car, but he’s got some good stories to tell.

August 28, 2015

25 Years Later, Missing Teen Finally Is Sought

By Kelly Smith, Minneapolis Star Tribune MINNEAPOLIS — On a quiet Saturday evening in 1989, a police officer was called to a Maple Grove house on a routine report of a teen runaway. He interviewed the parents. And the report was filed, drawing little police, public, or media attention. Now, 25 years later, dozens of […]

June 19, 2014