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President Obama visits St. Paul to promote transportation budget

President Obama visits St. Paul to promote transportation budget

Mar. 5 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Reportedly Barack Obama’s approval rating in Minnesota is at its lowest since he became president over five years ago. But based on the loud, enthusiastic reception he received last week during a stop in St....

Fostering the ‘female warrior’ in sports

Fostering the ‘female warrior’ in sports

Mar. 5 | Athletics experts on nurturing strength in women and girls   I have seen over the years some athletes so mentally tough they would run through a wall when asked, get up, dust themselves off and repeat the feat. I’ve also seen some athletes...

March Madness begins

March Madness begins

Mar. 4 |     Let’s be perfectly clear from the start — this and all subsequent columns are March Madness cliché-free. We won’t be talking about dancing or getting tickets punched here. The Gophers women basketball team plays Thursday in the...

Is Black History Month still relevant?

Is Black History Month still relevant?

Mar. 4 |     By Charles Hallman Staff writer   Is Black History Month still relevant? A mix of Black folk from the “young, and young at heart” assembled at Sirius XM’s Washington, D.C. headquarters and discussed this topic early February. USA...

City of Mpls committed to Northside economic growth projects

City of Mpls committed to Northside economic growth projects

Feb. 27 | Jobs, housing, support services for local residents is top priority for CPED   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The City of Minneapolis has recently committed to help businesses and affordable housing growth in North Minneapolis, according...

Keep Pam: Firing Gopher women’s basketball coach won’t solve team’s problems

Keep Pam: Firing Gopher women’s basketball coach won’t solve team’s problems

Feb. 26 | Pam BortonPhoto by Sophia Hantzes I’ve been approached of late by several Gopher women’s basketball fans. I listen attentively but with a non-committal demeanor as they complain about the current head coach. And as much as they’d hoped I would...

Civil rights report highlights across-the-board disparities

Civil rights report highlights across-the-board disparities

Feb. 26 | Education gaps, high incarceration strongly impacts Black unemployment   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The “intolerably high unemployment rates” for Blacks in Minnesota has been oft-discussed in recent years, but a new Minnesota...

White students’ discrimination complaints at MCTC create atmosphere of censorship

White students’ discrimination complaints at MCTC create atmosphere of censorship

Feb. 21 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Some believe that the administrative decision surrounding a Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) English professor who received a reprimand last year may have “far-reaching ramifications” for...

St. Cloud leaders embrace the area’s growing diversity

St. Cloud leaders embrace the area’s growing diversity

Feb. 20 | Acknowledging the city’s ‘devastating’ history may help it leave ugly past behind   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis admits that although his city has changed in recent years, the past can’t be ignored. During...

A long way from her Swedish family, Gopher center makes herself right at home

A long way from her Swedish family, Gopher center makes herself right at home

Feb. 19 | Spotlight on the Gophers 100           By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   There are approximately 100 African American and other student-athletes of color this school year at the University of Minnesota. In an occasional...