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Minnesota Lynx: We thank you!

Minnesota Lynx: We thank you!

Oct. 23 |   It is quite clear that the most successful and winningest professional sports team in Minnesota history is now the two-time champion and three-time finalist, The Minnesota Lynx. Our profound congratulations and our deepest appreciation for...

Rep. Ellison statement on bill  to end the shutdown

Rep. Ellison statement on bill to end the shutdown

Oct. 23 |   WASHINGTON — Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement today (October 16) after voting in favor of a Senate-led plan to reopen the government and avoid default: Common sense prevailed today as we voted to reopen the government...

Washington football team should drop the “R” word

Washington football team should drop the “R” word

Oct. 23 |   Marc H. Morial Guest Commentator   “At a moment when President Obama and Republican leaders remain deeply divided, this week saw them come to a bipartisan agreement on one thing: It is time for Washington’s NFL team to stop using...

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

Oct. 23 | 12 Years a Slave Area premiere Steve McQueen’s newest feature is based on the true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom, as chronicled in the 1853 autobiography of Solomon Northup — a free Black man kidnapped and sold into slavery...

Keith reflects on Lesli’s imperfections, including that jealous streak

Keith reflects on Lesli’s imperfections, including that jealous streak

Oct. 23 | Luis, Keith mused, had given him hell about dropping him off at his doorstep last night lit up like a Christmas tree. Well, too damned bad for Luis. Luis, after all, had somebody to come home to and catch hell from. Keith sat in the kitchen nursing...

What are keloids and why should I care about them?

What are keloids and why should I care about them?

Oct. 23 |   Keloids are a very common type of scar that can be unsightly, painful and itchy. Anyone can develop keloids, but people of color develop them 15 times more frequently than others. Keloids may also run in families. They commonly occur on the...

MNsure offers lowest health insurance rates in U.S.

MNsure offers lowest health insurance rates in U.S.

Oct. 23 | The Minnesota Department of Commerce has determined that Minnesota’s rates for health insurance policies available through MNsure, the state’s health insurance marketplace, starting October 1, are confirmed as the lowest rates compared with the...

Understanding and preventing dementia

Understanding and preventing dementia

Oct. 23 | The World Health Organization (WHO) designated October 10 as Mental Health Day in 1992 to highlight mental illness and its impact on lives internationally. Some of the 196 countries that are members of the WHO celebrate the week of October 6-13 to...

MSR Prep sports columnist Mitch McDonald now Dr. Mitch

MSR Prep sports columnist Mitch McDonald now Dr. Mitch

Oct. 23 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Longtime educator and MSR prep sports columnist-reporter Mitchell McDonald earlier this month added yet another title before his name: Doctor. McDonald graduated on October 5 with his Doctor of Education degree...

Black lawyers foundation announces annual Scholarship Gala

Black lawyers foundation announces annual Scholarship Gala

Oct. 23 | On November 9, the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers (MABL) Foundation will once again host its annual Scholarship Gala. Each year the Scholarship Gala raises money to provide educational scholarships to deserving law school students of color...
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