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Q&A with Soren Stevenson, who was blinded in one eye during George Floyd protests

BY: - March 8, 2021

One moment, Soren Stevenson was standing on a bridge over 35W with his arms raised, chanting “don’t shoot” with others protesting the murder of George Floyd. The next, flashbangs went off, and he crumpled in pain as a rubber bullet struck his face.  Stevenson lost his left eye and is due for a sixth facial […]

From the ashes a new sense of purpose on Lake Street

BY: - July 24, 2020

On May 29, KB Balla was working a shift as a firefighter in Brooklyn Center when a friend called with news: He’d just driven down East Lake Street in Minneapolis. That’s where Balla had recently opened his sports bar called Scores. “He called me like, ‘Man, if you can make it out here, come check […]