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Lawmakers React To What Gov. Dayton Did And Didn’t Say In State Of State Address

House Minority Leader Paul Thissen reacts to Governor Mark Dayton's State of the State address.

What Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton said in his State of the State address Thursday night generally energized Democrats and brought criticism from Republicans. But the Governor was also chided by lawmakers from both parties for some of the things he didn’t talk about. Continue Reading →

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MN Doctors Warn Against Rolling Back Energy Policy Changes

Doctors from Twin Cities Medical Society warn that an energy bill under consideration at the Minnesota legislature will have adverse health effects.

Minnesota doctors hold a news conference about an open letter they plan to deliver to every member of the House and Senate, the Twin Cities Medical Society states that emissions of power plants “are adversely affecting our environment and impacting the health of Minnesota’s communities.”
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Police Harassment, Workers Rights Issues Getting Minneapolis Leaders Attention

Neighborhoods Organizing For Change Presentation

Neighborhoods Organizing For Change Field (NOC) Organizer Mike Griffin led a “people’s state of the union” presentation at Minneapolis City Hall that outlined systemic labor issues for low-wage workers and how certain city laws are being abused by police to harass minorities. Continue Reading →

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Union Organizers Call McDonald’s Wage Raise “Publicity Stunt” – April 15 Strike Still Looms

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Organizers of a fast-food worker strike scheduled for later this month say the strike threat prompted McDonald’s to announce it is giving workers a pay raise. However, the strike is still on because the raise is not enough and most McDonald’s employees won’t get it. Continue Reading →

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Following Court Appearance, #BlackLivesMatter Protesters Call For Mall Of America Boycott

Black Lives Matter Court Protest

As hundreds protested outside court house, eleven organizers of a December Black Lives Matter protest at the Mall of America appeared in court on various charges that could send them to jail for up to two years. They all pleaded not guilty. The next court date has been set for May 1. Continue Reading →

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Professors Join Fray Over Mall Protest Prosecutions- Bloomington Responds

Black Lives Matter Protest At Mall Of America

University professors and researchers are joining the call for City of Bloomington prosecutor Sandra Johnson to drop charges against organizers of a “black lives matter” protest at the Mall of America in December. Johnson says she cannot drop the charges. Continue Reading →

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EDTalks: Mohamed Farah on mentoring Somali youth

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Listen to Mohamed Farah who is co-founder and Executive Director of Ka-Joog, which enriches the lives of Somali-American youth in Minnesota through mentoring and guidance on education and employment. This month he joined other Minnesota leaders at the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism to talk about ways to prevent youth from being recruited by international extremist organizations. Continue Reading →

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Video Replay- Data Privacy Constitutional Amendment Needed Says Broad Coalition

Data Privacy Constitutional Amendment News Conference

It’s not often you get Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, and members of Occupy to agree on something. Monday that happened as legislators held a news conference to promote an amendment to Minnesota’s constitution to protect personal data from unreasonable search and seizure without a warrant.
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