Monthly Archives: May 2016

Legislature Fails To Protect Poor From Financial Predators

Grant Stevensen- ISAIAH

Businesses are driving poor people further into poverty says a group of Minnesota religious leaders. Their new report on “poverty profiteering” says inaction by Minnesota lawmakers is to blame along with payday lenders, big banks, and wall street. Continue Reading →

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Lowry Grove Residents Refuse to Lose Homes After Surprise Property Sale to Corporate Developer


Lowry Grove residents own their own homes, but not the land under them. The land owner plans to kick them out, demolish the homes that can’t be moved and sell the land. Residents are trying to raise $6 million to stop the sale before a June 11 deadline. Continue Reading →

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Chaos At End Of MN Legislative Session – Bonding, Transportation Bills Die

Thissen and Daudt in closing minutes of 2016 session

Chaos reigned again at the close of Minnesota’s legislative session. A bonding bill that was made public in the last hour of the session failed when the House adjourned before the Senate could send back an amended version of the bill. Time ran out before the Senate could rescind the amendment. Continue Reading →

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Why The NAACP Opposes MN Police Body Cam Bill

Nekima Levy-Pounds testifies at a House hearing on police body cams

Trust of the police and the justice system when it comes to people of color is low. So it may be surprising that the Minneapolis NAACP is against a bill in the Minnesota legislature that would pave the way for more cities to equip their police with “body cams” that could show conclusively if an officer took inappropriate action. Continue Reading →

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