Civil Rights

Mixed in with the fades, the barber shop is fertile ground...

Brian Fullman walks into The Chiseler Barber Shop in Brooklyn Park and within a few minutes he’s suddenly refereeing a debate about — who...

Refugees from 32 countries resettled in Minnesota in 2018. Where do...

More than 800 refugees settled across 20 Minnesota counties in 2019 — continuing a sharply downward trend since the election of President Donald Trump,...

Native-led effort brings nighttime help to homeless

Close to midnight one Saturday, a couple dozen nurses, police officers, EMTs and social workers circled up in an empty break room on East...

Some big shots want to amend the Minnesota constitution to prioritize...

A pair of prominent Minnesota leaders want to harness the power of words to address some of the nation’s worst racial disparities in education. Minneapolis...

Allegations of ‘rampant’ sexism, ‘racist’ and ‘retaliatory’ culture came before AFSCME...

Before the abrupt leadership shakeup at one of the state's most powerful public employee unions last summer, union leaders were accused of “rampant” sexism,...

Native American women are missing and murdered. Will the federal government...

WASHINGTON — Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind was 22, eight months pregnant, and looking forward to her baby shower the following day when she went missing on...

Marvin Manypenny was a hell raiser for American Indian sovereignty and...

In 1998, as a candidate for White Earth tribal secretary-treasurer, Marvin Manypenny wrote on the front of a campaign pamphlet: “Tribal sovereignty is vital...

Mayor Frey aims to rein in off-duty police work, creates task...

When former police officer Mohamed Noor clocked in for his 10-hour police shift on the July night he shot and killed Justine Ruszczyk in...

Women mayors twice as likely than men to face online abuse,...

Former Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, the first woman in the city’s history to hold the post in the era of social media, recalls clearly...

Republicans begin push for voter ID law even after voters rejected...

Minnesota Senate Republicans, defending a narrow 35-32 majority in the November election, signaled a major push for a new voter ID law in the...
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