Thousands of MN Students Protest Gun Violence

Tens of thousands of Minnesota students participated in rallies both at home and in Washington, D.C. The “March For Our Lives” movement stretched nationwide in response to escalating gun violence across the country.

MN Anti-Sexual-Harassment Legislation Fails

A bill aimed directly at combating sexual harassment in the Minnesota Legislature won’t be coming up for a vote this session. A subcommittee on workplace safety and respect still plans to meet next week to discuss Minnesota Statehouse sexual harassment policies.

The Minnesota Department of Health says about 580,000 people in the state are smokers, a rate of 14.4 percent.

Proposal Would Raise MN Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

A bipartisan measure that would raise Minnesota’s statewide minimum tobacco-purchase age to 21 is moving through the Statehouse. The bill would make Minnesota the sixth state in the country to pass such a measure.

Minnesotans Defend Unions Before Crucial Court Case

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in a case with high stakes for unions. Janus vs. AFSCME will decide whether public-sector unions can continue to deduct fees for non-members who benefit from representation.

Hussein Guled pitches judges on his business idea at McNamara Alumni Center in Minneapolis.

Entrepreneurs Compete in Somali ‘Shark Tank’

A “Shark Tank”-style national competition in Minneapolis has awarded cash to three Somali entrepreneurs whose inventions will benefit both their local communities and Somalia.

A mural in Woodburn Hall that includes a depiction of the Ku Klux Klan originally was painted for the Chicago World's Fair.

Students Petition for Removal of KKK Painting

Signatures are being collected this month asking Indiana University officials to remove a painting on the Bloomington campus that depicts a cross burning by the Ku Klux Klan.