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Posted inEducation

Everything you need to know about whether to send your kids back to the classroom during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Minneapolis and St. Paul Public Schools plan to bring elementary students back for in-person instruction in February. Meanwhile, Minnesota confronts high infection rates and a frightening new virus variant. What does the science say about family health risks and academic progress with remote learning—especially for people of color?

Posted inImmigration

Karen couple get rare, private naturalization ceremony in their St. Paul home.

With the country still reeling from an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and on edge ahead of a precarious transition of power, many are reflecting on what it means to be American. Against that backdrop, many immigrants and refugees remain clear-eyed about the country’s promise, including a St. Paul couple who became citizens Friday, under unusual circumstances.

Posted inELECTION 2020

Nausheena Hussain cast one of Minnesota’s presidential votes for Biden. As she performed her electoral duty, she brought a special Qur’an and inspired her community.

Nausheena Hussain never really thought about the Electoral College, one of the stranger aspects of the American presidential elections, until 2016. This year, when the opportunity opened up, she decided to pursue it to learn more about the process—and show others how it works