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McNair Scholars a pipeline for people of color into STEM graduate studies

McNair Scholars a pipeline for people of color into STEM graduate studies

Aug. 24 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Eighteen students from the Twin Cities and Duluth University of Minnesota campuses, Carleton College, and Macalester College this summer participated in research projects in hopes to convince them to pursue graduate...

‘Special needs’ children?  You must be joking.

‘Special needs’ children? You must be joking.

Aug. 23 | Who and what is a “Special Needs Child”? Here we go again with some fool somewhere making up labels for people they have no concept of. First and foremost, the label dehumanizes the most precious of our human resources. This label confuses the...

Fifty years of war on poverty

Fifty years of war on poverty

Aug. 23 | Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties marks a half-century of active service   From August 6 through August 8, Minnesota Community Action Partnership held its annual conference in Duluth, celebrating 50 years of...

Police violence against Blacks incites unrest nationwide

Police violence against Blacks incites unrest nationwide

Aug. 23 | It has happened here. Could it happen again?  Police won’t say. News Analysis By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   Last year, long before most people had heard of Ferguson, Missouri, the United States Supreme Court struck down a key provision...

Two top prep prospects

Two top prep prospects

Aug. 23 |               A couple of weeks ago I attended the annual Under the Radar Showcase at Macalester College featuring four games between the top high school boys’ basketball players in the metro area according to...

Who killed Mike Brown? What to do?

Who killed Mike Brown? What to do?

Aug. 22 | Mike Brown is dead. The Ferguson police took their time in giving up the killer, Darren Wilson. But we know the name of his accomplice. So we know who and what killed Mike Brown. It was the political, economic, social system called capitalism. It...

Ferguson, MO: an American race tragedy, again. Conflicting versions with  parallels to Minneapolis

Ferguson, MO: an American race tragedy, again. Conflicting versions with parallels to Minneapolis

Aug. 22 | Michael Brown, August 9, 2014, 18 years old, to start college in two days, unarmed. Instead: stopped by police while walking on a Ferguson, MO street, suburb of St. Louis, he was shot and killed. Rioting, burning, and looting followed: “…like...

MDA offers free pesticide collections in east central and metro counties

MDA offers free pesticide collections in east central and metro counties

Aug. 22 | The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will host a series of waste pesticide collections in seven east central and metro Minnesota counties from Tuesday, August 19, through Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Through these free collection events,...

SNAP use grows at farmers markets

SNAP use grows at farmers markets

Aug. 22 |   More Minnesotans are using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to purchase fresh fruit, vegetables and other eligible products at local farmers markets. SNAP use at farmers markets has more than tripled in recent years,...

What it takes to win in the ‘second season’

What it takes to win in the ‘second season’

Aug. 22 |               By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The 2014 WNBA playoffs officially begin Thursday: Minnesota hosts San Antonio in game one of the best-of-three first-round series. But actually, the regular season’s...