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High-scoring Timberwolves now 7-4

High-scoring Timberwolves now 7-4

Nov. 20 | Will this be the year the Timberwolves make a run for a title? Will they return to the playoffs for the first time since Kevin Garnett-Sam Cassell-Latrell Sprewell drove the franchise to the Western Conference Finals? This is year 25 for the Timberwolves...

Safe Harbors bill offers new hope to exploited young women

Safe Harbors bill offers new hope to exploited young women

Nov. 20 | By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer     In 2011, the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota (WFM) launched MN Girls Are Not For Sale, a five-year four-million dollar effort to end the sexual trafficking of girls and young women. The sad fact...

Former mayor to mayor-elect: Get public support for a change agenda

Former mayor to mayor-elect: Get public support for a change agenda

Nov. 20 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Minneapolis in a few weeks will see a new mayor and several new faces on the city council. Betsy Hodges was elected the city’s first White female mayor, and the election also achieved three other “firsts”...

Family-owned Black business sees employee satisfaction as key to success

Family-owned Black business sees employee satisfaction as key to success

Nov. 16 | Local packaging company rebounds, expands following economic crisis   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Eighth in a series   Joseph Wallace last week told the MSR that his business, Independent Packing Services, Inc. (IPSI), is “doing six...

Top DeLaSalle multi-sport prospect makes his choice

Top DeLaSalle multi-sport prospect makes his choice

Nov. 15 | Last year at this time, DeLaSalle forward REID TRAVIS was a two-sport athlete (football-basketball) who had everyone in the state guessing which one he would play in college. Today he is a student athlete who will play basketball next season at one...

Hazing in football: male camaraderie or tough-guy abuse?

Hazing in football: male camaraderie or tough-guy abuse?

Nov. 14 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Suspended Miami offensive lineman Richie Incognito during a television interview Sunday says fellow lineman Jonathan Martin used abusive language toward him and once sent him a threatening text. Martin left the...

Minnesota’s history of racial intolerance exposed

Minnesota’s history of racial intolerance exposed

Nov. 14 | Book Review By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Elizabeth Dorsey Hatle’s introduction to The Ku Klux Klan in Minnesota (History Press, $19.99) begins, “The overt whiteness of Minnesota in the 1920s makes the Ku Klux Klan finding a home...

This Week’s Editorial Cartoon

This Week’s Editorial Cartoon

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The Washington mascot solution is simple: Change the name!

The Washington mascot solution is simple: Change the name!

Nov. 14 | No U.S. professional team since 1963 has established new mascots or nicknames that use racial stereotypes. Yet the Washington pro football team, which played here last week, continues its offensive nickname and logo. Current team owner Dan Snyder,...

Violence grips downtown

Violence grips downtown

Nov. 14 | One dead, three wounded in night of terror   When shots rang out around 11:53 pm, Saturday night, November 2, 2013, at the Epic nightclub in downtown Minneapolis (or 1 am; reports vary as this is written just two days after the shooting) the crowd...
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