Royce White’s 2022 Federal Election Commission filings examined
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by MinnPost staff
19h ago
Roger Sollenberger and Mini Racker at the Daily Beast examined GOP-endorsed senate candidate Royce White’s 2022 Federal Election Commission filings and found expenses included a total of more than $100,000 in mysterious wire transfers and checks reported as paid to the campaign, tabs at hotels in seven states, an all-nude strip club in Miami, and more. Mike Hughlett at the Star Tribune is reporting Xcel Energy’s negligence contributed to a 2011 catastrophic equipment failure at the company’s Sherco 3 power plant in Becker, meriting a refund of certain costs to customers, a state administrativ ..read more
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Successful city parks make diverse communities feel safe and welcome
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by Dan Trudeau
19h ago
What makes a city a good place to live? Practical features are important, such as well-maintained streets, good public transit and reliable trash collection. So are amenities that make cities attractive and interesting, such as museums and public parks. Access to green space is especially valuable for residents who may not be able to travel easily beyond city limits. On May 22, 2024, the nonprofit Trust for Public Land released its annual ParkScore report, which ranks U.S. cities based on the quality of their parks. Beyond tallying how many parks a city has, the rankings also consider the sha ..read more
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PWHL Minnesota overcomes ice cream truck season, draws thousands to cheer on spring hockey
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by Pat Borzi
20h ago
Minnesota may be the self-proclaimed State of Hockey, but even the most ardent puckheads know when it’s time to put the sticks and skates away. Once it’s warm enough to open the windows and hear the jingle of an ice cream truck, hockey season’s over. Forget about it, as they say in a certain city much farther east than Stillwater. Unless, of course, you’re PWHL Minnesota, the clunky name of the local entry in the Professional Women’s Hockey League.  Long after the NHL’s Minnesota Wild, who gave us that provincial slogan, missed the playoffs and wrapped up a disappointing season, the nick ..read more
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Lessons unlearned: Four years after George Floyd’s killing and the subsequent uprisings, some promises remain unfulfilled
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by Winter Keefer and Mohamed Ibrahim
21h ago
Four years ago, George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, was murdered at the hands of white then-Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, and a global reckoning on racial justice ensued as millions of people took to streets around the world demanding change. George Floyd Credit: Ben Crump Law In the days and weeks following Floyd’s death, many promises were made, ranging from elected officials vowing to enact policing reforms to prevent ever-increasing deadly encounters between Black people and law enforcement, to corporations pledging millions of dollars to remedy existing disparities. “We’ve se ..read more
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Nearly untying the sports betting political knot was a rare example of Minnesota bipartisanship
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by Peter Callaghan
23h ago
Call it the Minnesota sports betting deal that wasn’t. Backers of a sports betting bill in Minnesota say they were close Sunday night to passing a bill after nearly six years of trying, closer than they’ve ever been. “We believe we have the support of the tribes, the tracks, the charities, bipartisan support in both chambers, if we had the opportunity to have it on the floor for a vote,” said Rep. Zack Stephenson, the Coon Rapids DFLer who has been pushing for a bill. But the turmoil of the final weekend meant the agreement could not come to a final vote. “I think if we had another 48 hours ..read more
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Twin Cities clothing brand sharing in Timberwolves success with partnership
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by Joshua Badroos
1d ago
In a world where individuality comes at a premium, Lamb Chops, a Twin Cities-based clothing brand, stands out with its unique messaging. The brainchild of owner and creator Jordan Dye, the Lamb Chops logo has swiftly become a familiar sight on chains, shirts, shorts and hats across the greater metro area, thanks to its distinct appeal. From his early days, it was clear that Jordan Dye’s path was intertwined with basketball. His love for the sport led him to collect and wear Jordan sneakers in his youth, and he even worked at several sneaker boutiques. At one of these boutiques, with a print s ..read more
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D.C. Memo: Another food fight over food stamps
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by Ana Radelat
1d ago
WASHINGTON — A perennial fight over food stamps flared up this week after House Agriculture Committee Chairman Glenn “GT” Thompson introduced a farm bill whose cost exceeds $1 trillion for the first time. Democrats and anti-hunger groups are decrying proposed changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the official name for food stamps, saying it would cut the program by nearly $30 billion over 10 years. While the bill would improve access to SNAP for some groups like college students and would eliminate a food stamp ban on those convicted of drug-related felonies, it would also ..read more
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Dunwoody students repurpose furniture for families in need
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by Maddie Gonzales
1d ago
In a groundbreaking initiative at Dunwoody College of Technology, students are reshaping the landscape of community engagement through a unique course called “Community Connect.” Created by instructor Alonso Sierralta, the program blends education with hands-on community service, offering students a transformative learning experience while making a tangible impact on those in need. Inspired by a personal connection with Bridging, a local nonprofit dedicated to providing household items to families facing housing instability, Sierralta envisioned a course that would not only teach practical sk ..read more
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Hinckley-Finlayson district wrong to bar Ojibwe song at graduation ceremony
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by Melanie Benjamin
1d ago
As the leader of a federally recognized Indian tribe, I am called far too often about unjust acts against our tribal citizens. Sometimes it’s just a small slight, and other times it becomes a symbol for something much larger.  Last week, I was informed that the Hinckley-Finlayson School Superintendent and the legal advisers of their school board suggested that a five-minute Ojibwe travel song should be banned from the graduation ceremony on Friday night, May 24. The song was played last year without any problem. This year there are 21 Native American students graduating, about a third of ..read more
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For new mothers, an old problem needs better solutions
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by Lea Anne Schmidt
2d ago
Memorial Day, Father’s Day and the Fourth of July are ahead on the summer holiday calendar. Mother’s Day is now behind us for 2024. But becoming a mother isn’t about a single day — either the delivery date or the holiday. For millions of women each year, the biggest challenge about becoming a mother is the year-long mental health struggle that begins during pregnancy and continues as postpartum depression. And we are only just coming to terms with it as a society. Maternal mental health is an old problem that only recently has received recognition. We understand much more today about women’s ..read more
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