- St. Paul looks for money to fix its streets
Plus: Albert Lea residents clean up after 6 inches of rain; Peacebunny Foundation president charged with two felony counts of animal cruelty and torture; Rudy Gobert is a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves; and more.
- Minneapolis’ Black homeownership rate keeps falling, but why exactly? It’s complicated
One answer: As eager as many Americans are to watch “The Big Short” and tell themselves that the Great Recession is something that has come and gone away, its effects are still strongly felt in Black communities.
- Was a bill to legalize THC edibles in Minnesota intentionally kept under wraps to ensure passage?
The strategy of keeping the impact of the bill quiet to assure passage should have ended after it was signed by Gov. Tim Walz. But even after it passed, there was little explanation of the sweep of the bill.
- Stronger together: using collective impact models to improve rural mental health
If resources are put toward bettering mental health in rural spaces through strategic, intentional collaborative models, rural areas can demonstrate their resiliency and thrive.
- A six-figure income is needed to comfortably afford a home in the Twin Cities, nation
The estimated annual income needed to afford the median home in the United States rose a whopping $28,000 — from $79,600 to $107,600.
- Hiawatha Clubhouse renamed for Black golfer once denied entry
'It was his second home. If he wasn’t home, he was here on the golf course.' Source
- Moore gets ‘chance of a lifetime’
Tamara Tee Moore will serve as an assistant coach for the Boston Celtics Summer League team in Las Vegas. Source
- Rebekkah Brunson thanks teammates as jersey retired
The third member of the famed Minnesota Lynx “Core four,” Rebekkah Brunson, now has her jersey retired during a post-game on-court ceremony. Source
- Medicare prescription drug negotiation plan advanced by U.S. Senate Democrats
WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Democrats have reached a tentative agreement to negotiate the cost of prescription drugs in the Medicare program, the first step in passing a long-stalled package that’s expected to include tax and climate change provisions as well. The deal, brokered between Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin The post Medicare prescription drug negotiation plan advanced by U.S. Senate Democrats appeared first on Minnesota Reformer.
- Senate ethics committee chair: Sen. Fateh’s unreported campaign office ‘very troubling’
A DFL state senator — who is currently the subject of an ethics investigation — ran his 2020 campaign out of a south Minneapolis location without reporting paying any rent, according to trial testimony and campaign finance filings. A campaign office for Sen. Omar Fateh, DFL-Minneapolis, was mentioned during a recent trial, and Senate ethics hearing. If Fateh received free rent without reporting it as an-kind contribution, he would be in violation of Minnesota campaign finance rules. The post Senate ethics committee chair: Sen. Fateh’s unreported campaign office ‘very troubling’ appeared first on Minnesota Reformer.
- The Supreme Court set a dangerous precedent on coercive Christian prayers in school
The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent term will be known for having overturned the nearly 50-year precedent granting women the right to an abortion. But that’s not the only case in which the court rescinded a right or legal protection enjoyed by Americans for generations. As a Jew, I am particularly struck by the Court’s decision The post The Supreme Court set a dangerous precedent on coercive Christian prayers in school appeared first on Minnesota Reformer.
- Tenants say landlords are skirting St. Paul rent control with new utility charges
Some St. Paul landlords, facing soaring inflation and energy costs, are trying to get around the city’s new rent control law by charging tenants for utilities that used to be included in the rent. It’s leading to rent increases of more than 10% for some renters in a city where landlords may only increase rent The post Tenants say landlords are skirting St. Paul rent control with new utility charges appeared first on Minnesota Reformer.
- More justice, more safety
Nearly six years to the day after beloved St. Paul school cafeteria worker Philando Castile was fatally shot by a police officer during an otherwise routine traffic stop, Jayland Walker died in a hail of bullets fired by police officers in Akron, Ohio. While the full picture of that shooting is still emerging as I The post More justice, more safety appeared first on Minnesota Reformer.
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- Valerie Castile says youth gives her hope for future
Six years after her son Philando Castile was killed by a police officer, Valerie Castile says she’s encouraged by how a younger generation is speaking out for social justice.
- Relative of deceased family asks public to avoid rumor
Chong Lue Lee spoke out Tuesday about his son Yee Lee’s suicide, and the subsequent murder-suicide of his daughter-in-law, Molly Cheng, and the couple’s three children. He expressed concern that police allowed Cheng to leave with the children.
- Smithfield Foods settles pork price-fixing lawsuit for $42M
Smithfield Foods will pay restaurants and caterers $42 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the giant meat producer of conspiring to inflate pork prices, which will likely only add to concerns about how the lack of competition in the industry affects meat prices.
- Kirilloff hits 2 homers as Twins pound White Sox 8-2
Alex Kirilloff hit two of Minnesota’s five home runs, Jorge Polanco went deep on his birthday for the second time and the Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 8-2.
- More companies are trying out the 4-day workweek. But it might not be for everyone
For some workers, the four-day workweek has been a dream and helped restore their work/life balance. Others say it doesn't create as much flexibility as it might seem.
- Unions decry Supreme Court ruling, urge action to protect abortion access
Several union leaders in Minnesota remain committed to protecting working people's right to and access to abortion.
- The Creative Methods Workers Are Using to Stop Bosses’ Abuse
Why we need to enforce worker protections to build the labor movement we want.
- Union election begins for over 400 Planned Parenthood workers
Following the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade, hundreds of workers at Planned Parenthood begin voting for their union election.
- Women Building Success celebrates tradeswomen at awards ceremony
Union tradeswomen and labor leaders gathered June 1 in White Bear Lake for the Women Building Success Awards
- Twin Cities Nurses Picket, Demand Hospitals put Patients over Profits
On a combined picket line outside United and Children’s hospitals in St. Paul, nurses said the crisis facing their profession demands urgency and bold action to keep nurses from leaving the bedside.
- One family’s race across town for the best Asian foods inspired the Twin Cities’ first pan-Asian mall.
The developers of Asia Mall want to bring food, restaurants, and goods from different Asian ethnicities to one place. The mall hopes to have a soft opening this summer, with a grand opening by winter. The post One family’s race across town for the best Asian foods inspired the Twin Cities’ first pan-Asian mall. appeared first on Sahan Journal.
- Grandfather urges public to avoid rumor, speculation about Vadnais Lake murder-suicide investigation.
Chong Lue Lee spoke out Tuesday about his son Yee Lee’s suicide, and the subsequent murder-suicide of his daughter-in-law, Molly Cheng, and the couple’s three children. He expressed concern that police allowed Cheng to leave with the children. The post Grandfather urges public to avoid rumor, speculation about Vadnais Lake murder-suicide investigation. appeared first on Sahan Journal.