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Quite a week for Minneapolis South

Quite a week for Minneapolis South

Jan. 31 |             It was an interesting week, to say the least, for the Minneapolis South boys’ basketball team. Despite the dismissal of one key player and the benching of two more for disciplinary reasons, the Tigers,...

U of M targets financial aid to low-income students

U of M targets financial aid to low-income students

Jan. 31 | Determined students use Pell grant to graduate almost debt free   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler recently announced a new four-year initiative to improve keeping low-income students in college. “We...

St. Cloud State University holds fifth annual Power in Diversity Leadership Conference

St. Cloud State University holds fifth annual Power in Diversity Leadership Conference

Jan. 31 |             Students from several Minnesota colleges and universities joined a few students from other states January 23-26 at St. Cloud State Universities’ Atwood Memorial Center for the fifth annual Power in Diversity...

Humphrey Public Affairs panel agrees: King’s Dream remains a dream, not our reality

Humphrey Public Affairs panel agrees: King’s Dream remains a dream, not our reality

Jan. 30 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The 1964 Civil Rights Act became law 50 years ago, and the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs this year is hosting a series of events to commemorate the historic legislation. Last week’s...

This Week’s Cartoon

This Week’s Cartoon

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NFL player’s  statement drowns out  governmental decisions

NFL player’s statement drowns out governmental decisions

Jan. 29 | Just reading the papers and keeping up with social media is clear indication that many of the so-called 99 percent — in the U.S. anyway — have lost their minds. A cornerback in a football game spouting bravado is nationwide news. Really! It caused...

NAACP activates legal strategy

NAACP activates legal strategy

Jan. 29 |             Local branch joins Doug Mann in Sports Authority law suit   One of the traditional strengths of the NAACP movement has been its shrewd planning for taking legal action against those violating rights...

Special education: stories from a parent’s and a teacher’s perspective

Special education: stories from a parent’s and a teacher’s perspective

Jan. 29 | We are sorry that it has taken us this long to publish the second part of our special education column but we had a hard time deciding which stories to publish. We found many of the stories that people shared with us to be disturbing and we did our...

Funneling children into the adult criminal justice system

Funneling children into the adult criminal justice system

Jan. 29 |             By Marian Wright Edelman Guest Commentator   Children are not little adults. Adolescents are not the same as adults. We’ve known this for years. The research showing that their brains are still developing...

Talking shop down at the deli

Talking shop down at the deli

Jan. 29 |   Keith didn’t wake until late the next morning. Sat up and felt great. Having figured out the solution to his Lesli dilemma. Just not the execution. One thing at a time. He owed himself a pat on the back and was going to give it to himself....