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VIDEO REPLAY- Race And Policing: A Conference on Ferguson and Beyond

Mark Kappelhoff - Ferguson Report Author

Could what happened in Ferguson, Missouri happen in Minnesota? That’s one of the questions an ACLU-MN panel discussed while examining the disparities between how whites and people of color are treated by police officers. Continue Reading →

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Polar Explorer Steger Urges MN To Cut Back On Coal Burning, Use Clean Energy Instead

Will Steger

Minnesotan Will Steger has been to both poles and has seen firsthand the effects of climate change. He is urging lawmakers in his home state to move ahead with a federal initiative called the Clean Power Plan to cut back coal burning that speeds the effects of climate change.
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Legislature Passes “Historic Step Backwards” On Environment

Sen. Scott Dibble

A revolt among Minnesota Senate Democrats failed to stop the passage on an environmental bill early Saturday morning. Debate on the legislation which DFL Sen. Scott Dibble had called a “historic step backwards” for the environment forced what was supposed to be a one day special session into the early hours of Saturday morning. Continue Reading →

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