Monthly Archives: February 2017

Minnesota Oil Train Safety On “Right Track”, But Still A Battle With Railroad Lobbyists

Railroad crossing sign

Trains with flammable crude oil and hazardous materials rumble next to people’s homes across Minnesota on a daily basis. The state has new regulations and training to reduce the hazard, but is still needs more cooperation from the railroads. Continue Reading →

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Clark Shooting, Racial Disparities Fuel Grilling Of Minneapolis City Council Candidates

Anthony Newby - Neighborhoods Organizing For Change

Community anger in north Minneapolis over the police shooting of Jamar Clark is a force in the 2017 Minneapolis City Council races. That was apparent this past Thursday as activists and residents an opportunity to directly question City Council candidates about stopping police violence. Continue Reading →

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MN Lawmakers Asked to End Food Deserts

One in four children in Minnesota lacks access to healthy food, simply because he or she lives in areas where grocery shopping choices are limited.

One in four children in Minnesota lacks access to healthy food, simply because he or she lives in areas where grocery shopping choices are limited. Legislation to fund a program that would help the 340,000 Minnesotans who lack convenient access to local, healthy foods is being introduced this week. Continue Reading →

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Landmark WI Redistricting Ruling Could Resonate Nationally

United States Supreme Court Entrance

A three-judge federal panel has ruled that Wisconsin’s political maps are unconstitutionally drawn and violate First Amendment rights, but state Republican legislative leadership has given essentially a blank check to two expensive law firms to fight the ruling, using taxpayer money. The ruling could affect several other states with similar redistricting issues. Continue Reading →

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