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Gov. Tim Walz does not support abortion up to the moment of birth, contrary to Jensen claim

BY: - June 28, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision overturning Roe v. Wade, which for 50 years had guaranteed Americans the right to an abortion, has catapulted the issue into the forefront of the Minnesota governor’s race. Likely Republican nominee Scott Jensen, who supports banning abortion, falsely said Gov. Tim Walz holds the view that abortion should be […]

Q&A with Leigh Finke, who could be Minnesota’s first out trans lawmaker

BY: - June 28, 2022

Leigh Finke has worked in politics and activism for years — volunteering for campaigns, organizing, and most recently working for the ACLU. But being a candidate herself is new. Finke, a single mom who lives in a rented home in the Midway neighborhood of St. Paul, will be on the August primary ballot to be […]

U.S. Senate Democrats urge ‘bold action’ by Biden on abortion rights

BY: - June 27, 2022

Most of the Democrats in the U.S. Senate have signed on to a letter to President Joe Biden pressing him to “take immediate action” to protect abortion rights, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s Friday ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. The one-page letter, led by Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray of Washington […]

Fact check: Anti-abortion pregnancy centers receive millions in state funding in Minnesota

BY: - June 27, 2022

Republican Lt. Gov. candidate Matt Birk incorrectly said in a Saturday Facebook post that all Minnesota so-called crisis pregnancy centers are privately funded.

Creator of ‘The Wire’ talks to the Reformer about troubled police departments — like MPD

BY: - June 27, 2022

David Simon hates the war on drugs. But he doesn’t hate all police. He takes issue with police militarization, but he doesn’t have time for slogans. In fact, he’ll cuss out anything from “ACAB” on the left to “Back the Blue” on the right. For him, the solutions to problematic law enforcement, even here in […]

With limited capacity for abortion care, Minnesota clinics brace for influx

BY: and - June 27, 2022

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — A few minutes west of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport sits a brick, one-story building with opaque windows. From the nearby freeways, most drivers wouldn’t recognize it as the location of one of the few clinics in the state that provides abortions. Should they approach its entrance, just off an Interstate 35 […]

Survey: Half of nurses are considering quitting in the next year

BY: - June 24, 2022

Fifty-one percent of nurses are considering leaving the field in the next year, mainly because of “unsafe staffing” levels, according to national study from the Illinois Economic Policy Institute released on Thursday. Just 15% of the 2,257 registered nurses surveyed last fall said they felt their workplace had safe staffing levels, while nearly half said […]

Congress sends Biden historic gun safety legislation, with GOP support

BY: - June 24, 2022

WASHINGTON — Congress on Friday cleared the most comprehensive federal gun safety legislation in nearly 30 years, a bipartisan package that will now head to President Joe Biden’s desk for his signature. In a 65-33  vote, the bill, comprised of eight provisions, passed the U.S. Senate late Thursday. The House on Friday joined, approving the […]

Sen. Joe Manchin III

Congress roiled by U.S. Supreme Court decision revoking abortion rights

BY: - June 24, 2022

Republicans in Congress were jubilant at the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling overturning decades of precedent to revoke a constitutional right to an abortion, while Democrats were equally despondent about what they called an extremist decision that revoked a long-held right and represented an attack on women’s autonomy. The party-line reaction hints at how lawmakers will […]

U.S. Supreme Court overturns right to abortion in landmark decision

BY: - June 24, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that established abortion as a constitutional right. The decision by five of the Court’s nine justices will allow each state to set its own abortion laws, leading to a patchwork of access throughout the country. The result is expected to be an […]

Roe is gone, but what does that mean in Minnesota?

BY: - June 24, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court, as expected, overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday, which for 50 years had protected Americans’ right to an abortion. The new law of the land, issued in Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, means states are now free to criminalize abortion. What does this mean for Minnesotans seeking abortion care? Your […]

‘Big Lie’ Vigilantism Is on the Rise. Big Tech Is Failing to Respond.

BY: - June 24, 2022

This article was originally published by ProPublica. The dummied-up flyer bore the hallmarks of a real WANTED poster. A grainy photo of a woman outside an election office in the suburbs of Atlanta stamped with the word “WANTED.” An image of a sheriff’s badge and the phone number for the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office. The […]