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Hmong population one of the fastest growing in U.S.

Hmong population one of the fastest growing in U.S.

Oct. 5 | Six reasons why Minnesota Hmong Americans — and other communities of color — should vote this year   By Tiffany Vang Contributing Writer Historically, the Hmong community has had one of the lowest voter turnouts, but with outreach campaigns...

Joy Marsh Stephens runs for mayor

Joy Marsh Stephens runs for mayor

Oct. 4 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Brooklyn Park needs “strong, intentional leadership” in City Hall, says mayoral candidate Joy Marsh Stephens. The state’s sixth-largest city is changing, demographically speaking, but Stephens says this isn’t...

National coalition works to protect voters’ rights

National coalition works to protect voters’ rights

Oct. 3 | By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer On September 23, a coalition of organizations that included the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance Education Fund, Bus Federation Civic Fund, Fair Elections Legal Network, League of Women Voters, Nonprofit...

City Council candidate wants more support for small business

City Council candidate wants more support for small business

Oct. 3 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Do Brooklyn Park elected officials fully understand that the city’s “various diverse communities…are [the] most valuable asset,” asks City Council candidate Reva Chamblis. Reva ChamblisPhoto courtesy...

Senator Al Franken on what’s at stake this election year

Senator Al Franken on what’s at stake this election year

Oct. 1 | Health care, living wages, education are high priorities   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   Former comedian and radio host Al Franken, a Democrat, who became Minnesota’s junior United States Senator after an upset victory over Republican...

Mpls park board, along with City, addresses inequities

Mpls park board, along with City, addresses inequities

Sep. 29 | Park board retiree says his former coworkers are running scared   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   A former Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board (MPRB) employee earlier this year emailed all nine park board commissioners, expressing concern...

MN Human Rights Commission updates community on new legislation

MN Human Rights Commission updates community on new legislation

Sep. 28 | C.h.a.t. series used to inform  attendees of State’s efforts toward equity By Brandi Phillips Contributing Writer  On September 10, at the second C.h.a.t. in a series (Community Health Talk Series) Kevin Lindsey, the Commissioner of MN Department...

MPD chief a no-show at community forum on police violence

MPD chief a no-show at community forum on police violence

Sep. 27 | Harteau’s absence attributed to ‘public safety’ threats   By Khymyle Mims Contributing Writer This past Thursday night, citizens from across the city gathered at the Sabathani Community Center in South Minneapolis to take part in a “listening...

Peterson case puts domestic violence in media spotlight

Peterson case puts domestic violence in media spotlight

Sep. 24 | National conversation highlights Black victimizers, yet overlooks victims   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Domestic violence or child abuse isn’t just being done by Black NFL players — it’s a society problem that needs addressing, said the...

Michael Dunn Retrial Begins: Florida Man Killed Teen in Music Dispute

Michael Dunn Retrial Begins: Florida Man Killed Teen in Music Dispute

Sep. 22 | Lauren Raab, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES   (The L.A. Times)—The retrial of Michael Dunn, a Florida man who shot an unarmed teenager to death after asking him and his friends to turn down their music, began Monday with jury selection. In February,...