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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...

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...

The Good Wife Works – Wilder “conversation” urges us to see the poverty around us

The Good Wife Works – Wilder “conversation” urges us to see the poverty around us

Dec. 4 | In September 2013, a Wilder Foundation conversation,” Community Matters,” was held at the Wilder Center in St. Paul, starting with a bevy of statistics compiled by Wilder Research on the state of poverty in St. Paul, where 67,000 people live in...

Washington nickname must go sooner or later — preferably sooner

Washington nickname must go sooner or later — preferably sooner

Nov. 13 |     Almost 30 times I heard it. Literally hundreds of times I saw it. No one apparently got the memo, especially the stadium public address announcer, who said it with gusto. Many proudly wore it like a badge of honor. I’m referring to...

Lynx players, coaches, fans reflect on championship run

Lynx players, coaches, fans reflect on championship run

Oct. 14 |                   Monday’s Minnesota Lynx championship celebration looked more like a bon voyage send-off, especially given that every player soon will leave for off-season overseas jobs. The 2013 WNBA Champion...

Free Gophers football tickets meant to ‘improve student engagement’

Free Gophers football tickets meant to ‘improve student engagement’

Sep. 4 | Not many Black students seemed engaged                 The 2013-14 University of Minnesota school year now is in session. Last week, during the school’s sixth annual Welcome Week, nearly 5,000 new students took advantage...

State health officials hope to build more trust, better communication with communities of color

State health officials hope to build more trust, better communication with communities of color

May. 1 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   A Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) survey last fall found that communication barriers such as language, trust, culture and literacy exist that prevent health messages from reaching various communities. “It...

Second Chance advocates ‘make some noise’ on the Hill

Second Chance advocates ‘make some noise’ on the Hill

Jan. 23 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   When Sarah Walker first lobbied the Minnesota Legislature on behalf of former offenders, she didn’t see it going over very well. “The first time I organized this, I was concerned that this would...

Target has failed Brooklyn Park residents

Target has failed Brooklyn Park residents

Jun. 27 | City council needs to serve the people, not corporate greed By Boyd Morson Guest Commentator   After reading the very interesting article about Target Corp. and their unwillingness to hire criminal offenders deserving of a second chance [“Target...

Target has failed Brooklyn Park residents

Target has failed Brooklyn Park residents

Jun. 27 | City council needs to serve the people, not corporate greed By Boyd Morson Guest Commentator   After reading the very interesting article about Target Corp. and their unwillingness to hire criminal offenders deserving of a second chance [“Target...