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‘We shouldn’t have to separate being Black from our profession’: A Minneapolis teacher weighs the cost of battling the white education hierarchy—and her own union.
Som Boualaphanh came from a refugee camp in Thailand to build a new life in Minnesota. Now, as the cofounder and partner in a full-service engineering firm, he’s helping to build medical centers and industrial facilities.
‘Slow-minded’ becomes ‘unique mind’: Somalis in Minnesota create new terms to define autism and build acceptance.
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How many kinds of pho can you find in Minneapolis? Ask Ka Vang. She’ll promote the city’s diversity in her new role at Meet Minneapolis.
Richard Stodieck was lost as a young man. He found hope and a future at an apprenticeship with Full Cycle bike shop in Minneapolis.
Talking to trees, the cool April air, and frogs: Michelle Defoe and her three daughters share the ancient Ojibwe tradition of tapping maple trees for syrup.
A steamy summer looms, especially for Minnesotans who live in urban heat islands with scant shade and spotty air conditioning. Need help in staying cool? Here are some tips.
A cooling housing market drove Florence Karp out of the mortgage business. Launching a Nigerian hot sauce, Afric, put Karp into business for herself.
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Kevin Xiong moved to the Twin Cities with $500 in his pocket after reading about a group for LGBTQ Hmong people. Today, he’s leading change as executive director of a charter school.
There’s ‘no word for queer’ in the Hmong language. Musician and spoken word artist SUNAH crafts new, positive phrases in Hmong to identify members of the LGBTQ community.
Drawing on her own experiences, Xay Yang provides programming and mental health services for queer and trans survivors of abuse.
Minnesota businesses run by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders were hit hard by the pandemic and a rise in hate crimes. An expo will try to help them build back.
State Senator Omar Fateh says he’s ‘troubled’ by the conviction of his brother-in-law and campaign volunteer, Muse Mohamed. Muse lied to a federal grand jury about handling absentee ballots in Omar’s 2020 primary campaign.
Minneapolis man accused of lying to federal investigators about absentee ballots was a campaign volunteer for state Senator Omar Fateh, witness says in first day of federal trial.
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Activists say Native and lower-income communities are disproportionately harmed by coal and gas power plants. They’re calling on Minnesota Power to adopt more renewable energy and to close some plants.