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Executive Council Considers DNR Mineral Leases Request

Protesting Polymet Mining in Duluth

At 3 p.m. today Minnesota’s Executive Council, including Governor Mark Dayton, Attorney General Lori Swanson, and other elected officials, will meet to consider the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ request to approve issuance of 77 non-ferrous metallic minerals leases. Continue Reading →

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Under the Bridge, Labor Secretary Solis Rallies for President Obama’s Jobs Plan

Click Photo for Video of U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis

Speaking under the 10th Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, Congresswoman Betty McCollum and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak called on Americans to pressure Congress to pass the American Jobs Act. Continue Reading →

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“We’re Treated like Bums” Despite Holding Jobs, Paying Taxes

Click to watch Stories of Need: Dennis

After their home in North Minneapolis was destroyed by the May 22 tornado, Dennis and Deborah were forced to seek refuge in the local Armory and at the North Commons Recreation Center. For weeks, they and their five children slept on cots on the floor of a gymnasium. Continue Reading →

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“Not only is it an injustice to us, but this neighborhood.”

Click Photo for Video of Leonard

North Minneapolis resident Leonard and his family live in a house with broken windows near the corner of Knox and Lowry. For a month after the May 22 tornado that devastated the neighborhood, their gas was still turned off. Nevertheless, their landlord continues to force Leonard’s mother to pay rent, under threat of court action. Continue Reading →

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