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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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Your Skin Cleanser Could Be Killing The Environment

Senator John Marty

Senator John Marty says microplastics and microbeads used in personal products such as skin cleansers are poisoning Minnesota’s environment because they can’t be screened out at water treatment plants. He wants them banned. The bill advanced Tuesday on a voice vote of the Senate Environment and Energy Committee. Continue Reading →

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The Long Road To Same-Sex Marriage Commemorated In Bronze

Mayor Hodges Unveils Plaque

“People can forget what it took. I hope that it will be a good reminder.” —Rep. Karen Clark who authored the law legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota talking about a bronze plaque unveiled at Minneapolis City Hall. Continue Reading →

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