Civil Rights

Mayhem in Minneapolis: protests, looting, fires

Peaceful demonstrations against the police for the killing of an unarmed Black man turned to looting and fires Wednesday, as Target, Aldi, Autozone and...

Minnesota Gov. Walz pledges justice for George Floyd as protests move...

Gov. Tim Walz condemned the death of George Floyd — a day after protests erupted at Minneapolis Police Department’s 3rd Precinct Tuesday night —...

George Floyd, man killed by Minneapolis police, remembered as kind, soft-spoken

Gerald Chambers, at times overcome by grief, recalled George Floyd as a kind and good-hearted man from their time working together at Salvation Army.  Chambers...

Religious progressives get loud and proud

Rev. Doug Pagitt says he loves everybody as Jesus commands. But there are limits.  “As a pastor and Christian, I follow Jesus’ teaching that everyone...

Vote by mail will ensure a safe and fair November election

What could Minnetonka, Minn. and Loveland, Colo. possibly have in common? It’s neither ice fishing nor rodeos. It’s mail-in ballots. In 2018, our respective congressional...

Falcon Heights bans front yard victory gardens this year

Quentin Nguyen had already dug up his more than half-acre front lawn, given away the sod and shipped in 40 cubic yards of soil...

DeVos finalizes sexual assault rules that critics say ‘roll back the...

WASHINGTON — U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos finalized rules Wednesday that the administration says will improve due process in campus sexual assault cases, but that critics...

Lawyers and conservative activists suing Walz administration have been at it...

Libertarian lawyer Erick Kaardal has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a coalition of small businesses challenging Gov. Tim Walz’s executive order that declared...

Land O’Lakes quietly gets rid of iconic Indian maiden mascot

For nearly a century, the Land O’Lakes Indian maiden has kneeled by the side of a blue lake holding out an offering of a...
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