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Valerie Castile says the state’s new school-meals law is an investment in Minnesota’s kids—and a tribute to her son, Philando

For the past six years, Valerie Castile has helped raise more than $200,000 to pay off the cafeteria debt of kids who can’t afford school lunch. On Friday, Governor Tim Walz signed a bill providing a basic breakfast and lunch to every kid in Minnesota. Castile told Sahan Journal her activism came from “listening to God and the spirit of my son, and we just started helping people.”


¿Qué pasaría si la licencia de conducir para todos se convirtiera en ley? He aquí cómo las personas sin documentación de Minnesota obtendrían licencias, y otros consejos para los inmigrantes que navegan por el sistema.

Funcionarios de los Driver and Vehicle Services de Minnesota dicen que han pedido a los legisladores estatales que financien más personal para hacer frente a un aumento previsto de personas que solicitan licencias de conducir.


Why did Minneapolis Public Schools close Tuesday for ‘technical difficulties’?

Minneapolis families learned late Monday evening that Tuesday’s parent-teacher conferences would be canceled, along with Minneapolis Kids, the district’s popular child-care program. Parents complained online about the late notice and the mysterious nature of the IT problem, which started last week. School buildings will be closed the rest of the week due to snow, shifting classes to e-learning—despite the technical difficulties.