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Battling ‘Minnesota Nice’, Structural Racism And White Privilege

Vivian Jenkins-Nelsen

“So can we talk about race?” asked Vivian Jenkins-Nelsen to a nearly all-white League of Women Voters gathering at a south Minneapolis restaurant. The co-founder of the INTER-RACE Institute, a diversity think tank located at Augsburg College said structural racism is alive in Minnesota because people don’t talk about it enough. Continue Reading →

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Today’s UpTake: Emmer Announces Transition Team, Canvassing Boards Finish

Recount Central

Both the Mark Dayton and Tom Emmer teams are jockeying for position in this war of words, numbers and probable lawsuits. Today at 11:30 a.m. at the State Capitol, Dayton Recount Director Ken Martin will discuss the completion of all 87 county canvass board meetings and the next steps in the post-election process. Continue Reading →

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Today’s UpTake: Nonpartisan Groups Observe Recount


Citizens for Election Integrity Minnesota, Common Cause and the League of Women Voters will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. at the State Capitol to announce that they are organizing a non-partisan observation of the upcoming 2010 Minnesota gubernatorial recount. Continue Reading →

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