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Hundreds Oppose Bill Weakening Wisconsin Mining Regulations

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The fight against a proposed weakening of Wisconsin mining regulations that would facilitate the construction of a giant open-pit mine in Ashland County continued this week with hundreds of Wisconsin residents, including many representing Native American tribes, traveling to Madison to testify against the bill at a legislative hearing.
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Causes That Could Lose If MN Voter Restriction Amendment Passes

Click on Photo to Hear How Voter Restriction Amendment Passage Would Adversely Affect Food Policy and Labor Rights

“You think you got problems now,” warned Congressman Keith Ellison. “If they pass this (Voter Restriction Amendment), food policy will look worse than it looks now. Cuts to nutrition programs will accelerate. Tax cuts to the wealthiest will expand.” Continue Reading →

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NCRT Didn’t “Wander in Circles” Following North Minneapolis Tornado, Says Louis King

Click on Photo to Hear Interview with NCRT Leader Louis King

Following last year’s May 22 tornado that devastated North Minneapolis, a coalition of nearly 60 local organizations came together to form the Northside Community Response Team (NCRT) to confront both the short-term and long-term needs. Continue Reading →

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Does North Minneapolis Need Pie in the Sky Ideas or Roofs Overhead?

Click Photo to Hear Opinions on How the City Should Help North Minneapolis

Nearly a year after the tornado that ripped through North Minneapolis, opinions vary greatly on what the poverty-stricken community needs most from local and state government. Should the City introduce “pie in the sky” ideas or focus on more immediate problems? Continue Reading →

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