Narratives from Day One of The Protests Following George Floyd’s Murder

By: Rico Morales, Freelance Reporter

UpTake reporter Rico Morales interviewed people on the street the day after George Floyd, a black man from Minneapolis, was killed by a Minneapolis police officer. Rico Morales works at the Cup Foods. A Cup Foods employee had called the cops on Floyd. The grocery store is a long-standing, immigrant-owned business. https://soundcloud.com/user-195922739/narratives-from-day-one-of-the-protests-following-george-floyds-murder

The Law and Black Hair

Women of color have dealt with stigmas surrounding their hair for centuries. From the ancient world spanning into today’s world, the struggle continues with identities concerning topics of hair texture, hair styles and the fight to make a change.

Report: Feds Could Do More to Help Protect Farms from Climate Change

By: Mike Moen (Minnesota News Connection)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Extreme rain events and wide swings in temperatures are just some of the climate-change threats facing Minnesota farmers. And their advocates say federal policymakers need to do more to make sure farmers are protected from crop losses caused by changing weather patterns. This year in Minnesota, many farmers have struggled with the fall harvest due to muddy fields.

Rising Drug Costs Force MN Seniors to Make Tough Choices

By: Mike Moen (Minnesota News Connection)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The rising cost of prescription drugs continues to grab the attention of lawmakers and advocacy groups. AARP Minnesota says some of its members are being forced to choose between buying life-saving drugs or buying food, and they hope an upcoming forum will produce solutions on bringing drug costs down. Erin Parrish, associate state director of advocacy with AARP Minnesota, said the situation has reached a breaking point.

Video Replay: Rep. Angie Craig’s First Town Hall

Congresswoman Angie Craig holds her first town hall since being sworn into office a few weeks ago. She’s asked about the shutdown, immigration, health care and other hot button issues.