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The long hangover: Investigate the city killers | MinnPost

The long hangover: Investigate the city killers | MinnPost

Who were they? They exploited our grief, and cost the heart and soul of this city a lot.

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Most avocado oil sold in U.S. is either rancid or contains other oils, study finds | MinnPost

Most avocado oil sold in U.S. is either rancid or contains other oils, study finds | MinnPost

The tests on 22 oils revealed that more than 80 percent of the products had significant quality problems. Fifteen were oxidized — or had gone rancid — before t [...]

Read full article: Most avocado oil sold in U.S. is either ...→
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The complicated history of St. Paul’s Soldiers and Sailors Memorial | MinnPost

The complicated history of St. Paul’s Soldiers and Sailors Memorial | MinnPost

Crowning the monument is a statue of Josias R. King, who is widely regarded as the first US volunteer in the Civil War. King also participated in violent campa [...]

Read full article: The complicated history of St. Paul’s So...→

Minnesota company target of police-training criticism | MinnPost

Plus: alternative ways for police to respond to mental-health calls; U.S. Bank stadium calendar basically empty for 2020; and more.

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Minneapolis police chief calls recent spate of gun violence ‘public health crisis’ | MinnPost

Plus: online video shows ex-Minneapolis officer charged in George Floyd’s death confronted at a grocery store; four die in wrong way crash on I-35W; Twins' Nel [...]

Read full article: Minneapolis police chief calls recent sp...→

Second ex-officer charged in death of George Floyd released from jail | MinnPost

Plus: Minnesota celebrates Juneteenth; black bear wanders into St. Paul's Union Depot; Minnesotans going fishing in record numbers; and more.

Read full article: Second ex-officer charged in death of Ge...→
D.C. Memo: ‘I made Juneteenth very famous’ | MinnPost

D.C. Memo: ‘I made Juneteenth very famous’ | MinnPost

This week from Washington, the Supreme Court decides the fate of the DACA’s program, Mayor Melvin Carter testifies in D.C., and Congress prepares to vote on na [...]

Read full article: D.C. Memo: ‘I made Juneteenth very famou...→
Why we need youth baseball now more than ever | MinnPost

Why we need youth baseball now more than ever | MinnPost

While I don’t believe that baseball (or any sport) is a magical cure for the pandemic we’re in, I do believe the game has the power to energize and uplift our [...]

Read full article: Why we need youth baseball now more than...→
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Salary cuts for Minnesota Orchestra musicians and staff; ‘A Breath for George’ honors the life of George Floyd | MinnPost

ALSO: Celebrate ASI's Midsommar at home; HookStreams live streaming concert series to launch; free virtual streaming of “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am”; and m [...]

Read full article: Salary cuts for Minnesota Orchestra musi...→
Walz pushes back on Legislature’s COVID-19 aid package for local governments | MinnPost

Walz pushes back on Legislature’s COVID-19 aid package for local governments | MinnPost

Gov. Tim Walz expressed "concern" about the bipartisan bill, which would distribute $841 million of the state’s allocation from the federal CARES Act to Minnes [...]

Read full article: Walz pushes back on Legislature’s COVID-...→
Target, U.S. Bank make Juneteenth an optional paid holiday | MinnPost

Target, U.S. Bank make Juneteenth an optional paid holiday | MinnPost

Plus: the history of Cup Foods; new documents in Bremer Bank sale case; U.S. pork producers kept up record exports amid domestic meat shortages; APM and MPR la [...]

Read full article: Target, U.S. Bank make Juneteenth an opt...→

A humble suggestion to MPD from a different field | MinnPost

A new focus on police training and education with internal non-punitive reviews, similar to Morbidity and Mortality conferences, can lead to the creation of a [...]

Read full article: A humble suggestion to MPD from a differ...→
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The fog of the 2020 elections — nationally and in Minnesota | MinnPost

The fog of the 2020 elections — nationally and in Minnesota | MinnPost

The key groups to watch in national and state polls between now and November are suburbanites, women and racial minorities.

Read full article: The fog of the 2020 elections — national...→
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With IGF Kids, Irreducible Grace Foundation hopes to teach children key self-care strategies | MinnPost

With IGF Kids, Irreducible Grace Foundation hopes to teach children key self-care strategies | MinnPost

The coronavirus altered their plans. The group decided to produce a series of videos demonstrating the key tools that they teach. They called the series, which [...]

Read full article: With IGF Kids, Irreducible Grace Foundat...→
Christopher Columbus: Not the man we learned about as schoolchildren | MinnPost

Christopher Columbus: Not the man we learned about as schoolchildren | MinnPost

In the places that Columbus landed, natives were forced into slavery and punished with flogging, loss of limb or death if they did not perform to such expectat [...]

Read full article: Christopher Columbus: Not the man we lea...→

NYT/Siena College poll of registered voters has Biden up by 14 percentage points | MinnPost

It’s only June. But you wouldn’t want to be Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale when he has to explain the situation to the boss.

Read full article: NYT/Siena College poll of registered vot...→
Black Label Movement’s Carl Flink: ‘How do we imagine what we make now, in a world like this?’ | MinnPost

Black Label Movement’s Carl Flink: ‘How do we imagine what we make now, in a world like this?’ | MinnPost

Much of the diversity, equity and inclusion work other arts organizations have vowed to do in the wake of George Floyd’s death has been part of Black Label Mov [...]

Read full article: Black Label Movement’s Carl Flink: ‘How ...→
Loneliness has not increased during coronavirus pandemic, study suggests | MinnPost

Loneliness has not increased during coronavirus pandemic, study suggests | MinnPost

“We were surprised by the overall remarkable resilience in response to COVID-19,” says Martina Luchetti, the study’s lead author.

Read full article: Loneliness has not increased during coro...→
Five things we learned from the Minnesota Legislature’s special session | MinnPost

Five things we learned from the Minnesota Legislature’s special session | MinnPost

For now, it's unclear when lawmakers will return to the Capitol. What's also unclear, especially given the partisan differences exposed once again last week, i [...]

Read full article: Five things we learned from the Minnesot...→
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Twins remove Calvin Griffith statue from Target Field over racist comments | MinnPost

Plus: Calhoun Square changing names; Walz declares Juneteenth Freedom Day in Minnesota, asks for permanent designation; sexual assault in the Somali and Oromo [...]

Read full article: Twins remove Calvin Griffith statue from...→
A revived debate: What role should police play in traffic safety? | MinnPost

A revived debate: What role should police play in traffic safety? | MinnPost

Those who want to see less police enforcement offer varied solutions, including design and education approaches; regulations on devices that distract drivers; [...]

Read full article: A revived debate: What role should polic...→
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Secretary of state agrees to deal on absentee ballots; Republicans cry foul | MinnPost

Secretary of state agrees to deal on absentee ballots; Republicans cry foul | MinnPost

The decision to strike deals with two groups suing Minnesota over the state's witness requirement for absentee balloting drew criticism from Republicans, who s [...]

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Combined 4-5 healthy behaviors linked to a 60% reduction in risk of Alzheimer’s disease | MinnPost

Combined 4-5 healthy behaviors linked to a 60% reduction in risk of Alzheimer’s disease | MinnPost

People in their 70s and 80s who adhere to four or five behaviors — a high-quality diet, regular physical activity, not smoking, light-to-moderate alcohol consu [...]

Read full article: Combined 4-5 healthy behaviors linked to...→
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What will Trump’s view of his powers mean if he loses re-election? | MinnPost

What will Trump’s view of his powers mean if he loses re-election? | MinnPost

It’s a small leap, or none at all, to argue that a president who thinks he has the power to do whatever he wants could try to cancel the next election if he th [...]

Read full article: What will Trump’s view of his powers mea...→
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Stifling inequities: Too many are choking and gasping for air even on an ordinary day | MinnPost

Stifling inequities: Too many are choking and gasping for air even on an ordinary day | MinnPost

My heart bleeds, and my soul weeps when I see the punishment meted out to human beings based on their skin color.

Read full article: Stifling inequities: Too many are chokin...→
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What should happen to the George Floyd protest art, and who should decide? | MinnPost

What should happen to the George Floyd protest art, and who should decide? | MinnPost

ALSO: “The Marriage of Figaro” online from Minnesota Opera; a Jeff Daniels Virtual Concert; and more.

Read full article: What should happen to the George Floyd p...→
How common is it for Minnesota police departments to authorize chokeholds, ‘neck restraints’?  | MinnPost

How common is it for Minnesota police departments to authorize chokeholds, ‘neck restraints’?  | MinnPost

More than a dozen police departments contacted by MinnPost said their officers are not allowed to use neck restraints or chokeholds, with many saying the tacti [...]

Read full article: How common is it for Minnesota police de...→
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On Duluth’s stain, shameful legacies — and today’s hope | MinnPost

On Duluth’s stain, shameful legacies — and today’s hope | MinnPost

On June 15, 1920 – exactly 100 years ago today – a white mob in Minnesota hung the three African-American men from a lamppost in downtown Duluth.

Read full article: On Duluth’s stain, shameful legacies — a...→
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Certain personality traits linked to stockpiling of toilet paper, study finds | MinnPost

Certain personality traits linked to stockpiling of toilet paper, study finds | MinnPost

The perceived threat posed by COVID-19 was the strongest predictor of toilet-paper hoarding. The more people felt threatened by the pandemic, the more they cra [...]

Read full article: Certain personality traits linked to sto...→
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Remembering Jeannette Rankin on her 140th birthday | MinnPost

Rankin was the first woman ever elected to the U.S. Congress in her own name (not just to serve out the last portion of a dead husband’s term).

Read full article: Remembering Jeannette Rankin on her 140t...→
Nation’s eye doctors call for ban on rubber bullets | MinnPost

Nation’s eye doctors call for ban on rubber bullets | MinnPost

“Americans have the right to speak and congregate publicly and should be able to exercise that right without the fear of blindness,” the American Academy of Op [...]

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Police reform: Minnesota’s leaders need to think bigger | MinnPost

Police reform: Minnesota’s leaders need to think bigger | MinnPost

The governor has launched a human rights investigation into the MPD, but that does not go far enough. We also need a nonpartisan commission that specifically f [...]

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For Minnesota’s DACA recipients, Supreme Court ruling is a reprieve but not a solution | MinnPost

For Minnesota’s DACA recipients, Supreme Court ruling is a reprieve but not a solution | MinnPost

“Every time I get up, I know exactly when my expiration date expires and that is every two years for my DACA status,” said Edwin Torres, the former Latinx Outr [...]

Read full article: For Minnesota’s DACA recipients, Supreme...→
CEO Jamie Grant to leave the Ordway; Mia cuts operating budget and staff | MinnPost

CEO Jamie Grant to leave the Ordway; Mia cuts operating budget and staff | MinnPost

ALSO: Arts supporter Sen. Richard Cohen ends long career at the Legislature; a discussion about what should happen to protest art.

Read full article: CEO Jamie Grant to leave the Ordway; Mia...→

Minnesota Legislature ends special session without deal on policing reforms | MinnPost

The failure to agree was in part a result of policy differences. Yet Republicans and DFLers also accused each other of being unwilling to negotiate, perhaps wi [...]

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‘Frayed, not broken’: How COVID-19 and the killing of George Floyd have strained the relationship between Gov. Tim Walz and GOP leaders | MinnPost

‘Frayed, not broken’: How COVID-19 and the killing of George Floyd have strained the relationship between Gov. Tim Walz and GOP leaders | MinnPost

GOP Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka admitted that what had once been a civil relationship between he and Walz and has weakened, citing the effect of the CO [...]

Read full article: ‘Frayed, not broken’: How COVID-19 and t...→
Bolton brouhaha: For Trump, every conversation is classified | MinnPost

Bolton brouhaha: For Trump, every conversation is classified | MinnPost

There is no such law. There is no such rule. There is not even such a “norm,” outside of Trump’s imagination.

Read full article: Bolton brouhaha: For Trump, every conver...→
Passage of Senate policing bills sets up potential clash with Walz, House DFLers over more expansive reforms | MinnPost

Passage of Senate policing bills sets up potential clash with Walz, House DFLers over more expansive reforms | MinnPost

A slate of five bills okayed by the Minnesota Senate includes a ban on most chokeholds and neck restraints as well as reporting requirements for use-of-force d [...]

Read full article: Passage of Senate policing bills sets up...→
Qualified immunity: Fix It  | MinnPost

Qualified immunity: Fix It  | MinnPost

As for prospects for reform, what do we have? A mute Supreme Court and a likely-to-be hogtied Congress.   

Read full article: Qualified immunity: Fix It  | MinnPost...→
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What Congress is proposing to do about police reform | MinnPost

What Congress is proposing to do about police reform | MinnPost

Both houses of Congress propose creating a national database to track police misconduct. There was less agreement on other provisions like ending qualified imm [...]

Read full article: What Congress is proposing to do about p...→
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New media, Trumpism have undermined the values of ‘objective’ journalism | MinnPost

New media, Trumpism have undermined the values of ‘objective’ journalism | MinnPost

The so-called “objectivity” model of journalism is under tremendous pressure. It may be dying or already dead. It was always highly imperfect. But if it is aba [...]

Read full article: New media, Trumpism have undermined the ...→
Max Mason receives Minnesota’s first posthumous pardon | MinnPost

Max Mason receives Minnesota’s first posthumous pardon | MinnPost

Plus: the man behind the hedge fund behind the Pioneer Press; NBA star Stephen Jackson's new role as an activist; some Minnesota Republican see "evil" in Georg [...]

Read full article: Max Mason receives Minnesota’s first pos...→
From reforming the police to curtailing the governor’s powers, Minnesota’s House and Senate have vastly different priorities for special session | MinnPost

From reforming the police to curtailing the governor’s powers, Minnesota’s House and Senate have vastly different priorities for special session | MinnPost

It’s not as though the DFL-controlled House and GOP-controlled Senate can't or won't acknowledge each other's goals. It’s just that it isn't going to be a top [...]

Read full article: From reforming the police to curtailing ...→
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The long hangover: Investigate the city killers | MinnPost

The long hangover: Investigate the city killers | MinnPost

Who were they? They exploited our grief, and cost the heart and soul of this city a lot.

Read full article: The long hangover: Investigate the city ...→
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Police reform: Minnesota’s leaders need to think bigger | MinnPost

Police reform: Minnesota’s leaders need to think bigger | MinnPost

The governor has launched a human rights investigation into the MPD, but that does not go far enough. We also need a nonpartisan commission that specifically f [...]

Read full article: Police reform: Minnesota’s leaders need ...→
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Black Label Movement’s Carl Flink: ‘How do we imagine what we make now, in a world like this?’ | MinnPost

Black Label Movement’s Carl Flink: ‘How do we imagine what we make now, in a world like this?’ | MinnPost

Much of the diversity, equity and inclusion work other arts organizations have vowed to do in the wake of George Floyd’s death has been part of Black Label Mov [...]

Read full article: Black Label Movement’s Carl Flink: ‘How ...→
The complicated history of St. Paul’s Soldiers and Sailors Memorial | MinnPost

The complicated history of St. Paul’s Soldiers and Sailors Memorial | MinnPost

Crowning the monument is a statue of Josias R. King, who is widely regarded as the first US volunteer in the Civil War. King also participated in violent campa [...]

Read full article: The complicated history of St. Paul’s So...→
CEO Jamie Grant to leave the Ordway; Mia cuts operating budget and staff | MinnPost

CEO Jamie Grant to leave the Ordway; Mia cuts operating budget and staff | MinnPost

ALSO: Arts supporter Sen. Richard Cohen ends long career at the Legislature; a discussion about what should happen to protest art.

Read full article: CEO Jamie Grant to leave the Ordway; Mia...→
Five things we learned from the Minnesota Legislature’s special session | MinnPost

Five things we learned from the Minnesota Legislature’s special session | MinnPost

For now, it's unclear when lawmakers will return to the Capitol. What's also unclear, especially given the partisan differences exposed once again last week, i [...]

Read full article: Five things we learned from the Minnesot...→
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Minneapolis police chief calls recent spate of gun violence ‘public health crisis’ | MinnPost

Plus: online video shows ex-Minneapolis officer charged in George Floyd’s death confronted at a grocery store; four die in wrong way crash on I-35W; Twins' Nel [...]

Read full article: Minneapolis police chief calls recent sp...→

Minnesota Legislature ends special session without deal on policing reforms | MinnPost

The failure to agree was in part a result of policy differences. Yet Republicans and DFLers also accused each other of being unwilling to negotiate, perhaps wi [...]

Read full article: Minnesota Legislature ends special sessi...→
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Twins remove Calvin Griffith statue from Target Field over racist comments | MinnPost

Plus: Calhoun Square changing names; Walz declares Juneteenth Freedom Day in Minnesota, asks for permanent designation; sexual assault in the Somali and Oromo [...]

Read full article: Twins remove Calvin Griffith statue from...→
D.C. Memo: ‘I made Juneteenth very famous’ | MinnPost

D.C. Memo: ‘I made Juneteenth very famous’ | MinnPost

This week from Washington, the Supreme Court decides the fate of the DACA’s program, Mayor Melvin Carter testifies in D.C., and Congress prepares to vote on na [...]

Read full article: D.C. Memo: ‘I made Juneteenth very famou...→
Secretary of state agrees to deal on absentee ballots; Republicans cry foul | MinnPost

Secretary of state agrees to deal on absentee ballots; Republicans cry foul | MinnPost

The decision to strike deals with two groups suing Minnesota over the state's witness requirement for absentee balloting drew criticism from Republicans, who s [...]

Read full article: Secretary of state agrees to deal on abs...→
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Salary cuts for Minnesota Orchestra musicians and staff; ‘A Breath for George’ honors the life of George Floyd | MinnPost

ALSO: Celebrate ASI's Midsommar at home; HookStreams live streaming concert series to launch; free virtual streaming of “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am”; and m [...]

Read full article: Salary cuts for Minnesota Orchestra musi...→
Passage of Senate policing bills sets up potential clash with Walz, House DFLers over more expansive reforms | MinnPost

Passage of Senate policing bills sets up potential clash with Walz, House DFLers over more expansive reforms | MinnPost

A slate of five bills okayed by the Minnesota Senate includes a ban on most chokeholds and neck restraints as well as reporting requirements for use-of-force d [...]

Read full article: Passage of Senate policing bills sets up...→
What will Trump’s view of his powers mean if he loses re-election? | MinnPost

What will Trump’s view of his powers mean if he loses re-election? | MinnPost

It’s a small leap, or none at all, to argue that a president who thinks he has the power to do whatever he wants could try to cancel the next election if he th [...]

Read full article: What will Trump’s view of his powers mea...→
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Target, U.S. Bank make Juneteenth an optional paid holiday | MinnPost

Target, U.S. Bank make Juneteenth an optional paid holiday | MinnPost

Plus: the history of Cup Foods; new documents in Bremer Bank sale case; U.S. pork producers kept up record exports amid domestic meat shortages; APM and MPR la [...]

Read full article: Target, U.S. Bank make Juneteenth an opt...→
What Congress is proposing to do about police reform | MinnPost

What Congress is proposing to do about police reform | MinnPost

Both houses of Congress propose creating a national database to track police misconduct. There was less agreement on other provisions like ending qualified imm [...]

Read full article: What Congress is proposing to do about p...→
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What should happen to the George Floyd protest art, and who should decide? | MinnPost

What should happen to the George Floyd protest art, and who should decide? | MinnPost

ALSO: “The Marriage of Figaro” online from Minnesota Opera; a Jeff Daniels Virtual Concert; and more.

Read full article: What should happen to the George Floyd p...→
The fog of the 2020 elections — nationally and in Minnesota | MinnPost

The fog of the 2020 elections — nationally and in Minnesota | MinnPost

The key groups to watch in national and state polls between now and November are suburbanites, women and racial minorities.

Read full article: The fog of the 2020 elections — national...→
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New media, Trumpism have undermined the values of ‘objective’ journalism | MinnPost

New media, Trumpism have undermined the values of ‘objective’ journalism | MinnPost

The so-called “objectivity” model of journalism is under tremendous pressure. It may be dying or already dead. It was always highly imperfect. But if it is aba [...]

Read full article: New media, Trumpism have undermined the ...→
On Duluth’s stain, shameful legacies — and today’s hope | MinnPost

On Duluth’s stain, shameful legacies — and today’s hope | MinnPost

On June 15, 1920 – exactly 100 years ago today – a white mob in Minnesota hung the three African-American men from a lamppost in downtown Duluth.

Read full article: On Duluth’s stain, shameful legacies — a...→
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Christopher Columbus: Not the man we learned about as schoolchildren | MinnPost

Christopher Columbus: Not the man we learned about as schoolchildren | MinnPost

In the places that Columbus landed, natives were forced into slavery and punished with flogging, loss of limb or death if they did not perform to such expectat [...]

Read full article: Christopher Columbus: Not the man we lea...→
Max Mason receives Minnesota’s first posthumous pardon | MinnPost

Max Mason receives Minnesota’s first posthumous pardon | MinnPost

Plus: the man behind the hedge fund behind the Pioneer Press; NBA star Stephen Jackson's new role as an activist; some Minnesota Republican see "evil" in Georg [...]

Read full article: Max Mason receives Minnesota’s first pos...→

Remembering Jeannette Rankin on her 140th birthday | MinnPost

Rankin was the first woman ever elected to the U.S. Congress in her own name (not just to serve out the last portion of a dead husband’s term).

Read full article: Remembering Jeannette Rankin on her 140t...→

NYT/Siena College poll of registered voters has Biden up by 14 percentage points | MinnPost

It’s only June. But you wouldn’t want to be Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale when he has to explain the situation to the boss.

Read full article: NYT/Siena College poll of registered vot...→
Most avocado oil sold in U.S. is either rancid or contains other oils, study finds | MinnPost

Most avocado oil sold in U.S. is either rancid or contains other oils, study finds | MinnPost

The tests on 22 oils revealed that more than 80 percent of the products had significant quality problems. Fifteen were oxidized — or had gone rancid — before t [...]

Read full article: Most avocado oil sold in U.S. is either ...→
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For Minnesota’s DACA recipients, Supreme Court ruling is a reprieve but not a solution | MinnPost

For Minnesota’s DACA recipients, Supreme Court ruling is a reprieve but not a solution | MinnPost

“Every time I get up, I know exactly when my expiration date expires and that is every two years for my DACA status,” said Edwin Torres, the former Latinx Outr [...]

Read full article: For Minnesota’s DACA recipients, Supreme...→
Loneliness has not increased during coronavirus pandemic, study suggests | MinnPost

Loneliness has not increased during coronavirus pandemic, study suggests | MinnPost

“We were surprised by the overall remarkable resilience in response to COVID-19,” says Martina Luchetti, the study’s lead author.

Read full article: Loneliness has not increased during coro...→

Minnesota company target of police-training criticism | MinnPost

Plus: alternative ways for police to respond to mental-health calls; U.S. Bank stadium calendar basically empty for 2020; and more.

Read full article: Minnesota company target of police-train...→
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Second ex-officer charged in death of George Floyd released from jail | MinnPost

Plus: Minnesota celebrates Juneteenth; black bear wanders into St. Paul's Union Depot; Minnesotans going fishing in record numbers; and more.

Read full article: Second ex-officer charged in death of Ge...→
‘Frayed, not broken’: How COVID-19 and the killing of George Floyd have strained the relationship between Gov. Tim Walz and GOP leaders | MinnPost

‘Frayed, not broken’: How COVID-19 and the killing of George Floyd have strained the relationship between Gov. Tim Walz and GOP leaders | MinnPost

GOP Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka admitted that what had once been a civil relationship between he and Walz and has weakened, citing the effect of the CO [...]

Read full article: ‘Frayed, not broken’: How COVID-19 and t...→
A revived debate: What role should police play in traffic safety? | MinnPost

A revived debate: What role should police play in traffic safety? | MinnPost

Those who want to see less police enforcement offer varied solutions, including design and education approaches; regulations on devices that distract drivers; [...]

Read full article: A revived debate: What role should polic...→
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Why we need youth baseball now more than ever | MinnPost

Why we need youth baseball now more than ever | MinnPost

While I don’t believe that baseball (or any sport) is a magical cure for the pandemic we’re in, I do believe the game has the power to energize and uplift our [...]

Read full article: Why we need youth baseball now more than...→
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Bolton brouhaha: For Trump, every conversation is classified | MinnPost

Bolton brouhaha: For Trump, every conversation is classified | MinnPost

There is no such law. There is no such rule. There is not even such a “norm,” outside of Trump’s imagination.

Read full article: Bolton brouhaha: For Trump, every conver...→
Combined 4-5 healthy behaviors linked to a 60% reduction in risk of Alzheimer’s disease | MinnPost

Combined 4-5 healthy behaviors linked to a 60% reduction in risk of Alzheimer’s disease | MinnPost

People in their 70s and 80s who adhere to four or five behaviors — a high-quality diet, regular physical activity, not smoking, light-to-moderate alcohol consu [...]

Read full article: Combined 4-5 healthy behaviors linked to...→
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Walz pushes back on Legislature’s COVID-19 aid package for local governments | MinnPost

Walz pushes back on Legislature’s COVID-19 aid package for local governments | MinnPost

Gov. Tim Walz expressed "concern" about the bipartisan bill, which would distribute $841 million of the state’s allocation from the federal CARES Act to Minnes [...]

Read full article: Walz pushes back on Legislature’s COVID-...→
Qualified immunity: Fix It  | MinnPost

Qualified immunity: Fix It  | MinnPost

As for prospects for reform, what do we have? A mute Supreme Court and a likely-to-be hogtied Congress.   

Read full article: Qualified immunity: Fix It  | MinnPost...→
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Stifling inequities: Too many are choking and gasping for air even on an ordinary day | MinnPost

Stifling inequities: Too many are choking and gasping for air even on an ordinary day | MinnPost

My heart bleeds, and my soul weeps when I see the punishment meted out to human beings based on their skin color.

Read full article: Stifling inequities: Too many are chokin...→
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A humble suggestion to MPD from a different field | MinnPost

A new focus on police training and education with internal non-punitive reviews, similar to Morbidity and Mortality conferences, can lead to the creation of a [...]

Read full article: A humble suggestion to MPD from a differ...→
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How common is it for Minnesota police departments to authorize chokeholds, ‘neck restraints’?  | MinnPost

How common is it for Minnesota police departments to authorize chokeholds, ‘neck restraints’?  | MinnPost

More than a dozen police departments contacted by MinnPost said their officers are not allowed to use neck restraints or chokeholds, with many saying the tacti [...]

Read full article: How common is it for Minnesota police de...→
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With IGF Kids, Irreducible Grace Foundation hopes to teach children key self-care strategies | MinnPost

With IGF Kids, Irreducible Grace Foundation hopes to teach children key self-care strategies | MinnPost

The coronavirus altered their plans. The group decided to produce a series of videos demonstrating the key tools that they teach. They called the series, which [...]

Read full article: With IGF Kids, Irreducible Grace Foundat...→
Certain personality traits linked to stockpiling of toilet paper, study finds | MinnPost

Certain personality traits linked to stockpiling of toilet paper, study finds | MinnPost

The perceived threat posed by COVID-19 was the strongest predictor of toilet-paper hoarding. The more people felt threatened by the pandemic, the more they cra [...]

Read full article: Certain personality traits linked to sto...→
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From reforming the police to curtailing the governor’s powers, Minnesota’s House and Senate have vastly different priorities for special session | MinnPost

From reforming the police to curtailing the governor’s powers, Minnesota’s House and Senate have vastly different priorities for special session | MinnPost

It’s not as though the DFL-controlled House and GOP-controlled Senate can't or won't acknowledge each other's goals. It’s just that it isn't going to be a top [...]

Read full article: From reforming the police to curtailing ...→
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Nation’s eye doctors call for ban on rubber bullets | MinnPost

Nation’s eye doctors call for ban on rubber bullets | MinnPost

“Americans have the right to speak and congregate publicly and should be able to exercise that right without the fear of blindness,” the American Academy of Op [...]

Read full article: Nation’s eye doctors call for ban on rub...→
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The long hangover: Investigate the city killers | MinnPost

The long hangover: Investigate the city killers | MinnPost

Who were they? They exploited our grief, and cost the heart and soul of this city a lot.

Read full article: The long hangover: Investigate the city ...→
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NYT/Siena College poll of registered voters has Biden up by 14 percentage points | MinnPost

It’s only June. But you wouldn’t want to be Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale when he has to explain the situation to the boss.

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Police reform: Minnesota’s leaders need to think bigger | MinnPost

Police reform: Minnesota’s leaders need to think bigger | MinnPost

The governor has launched a human rights investigation into the MPD, but that does not go far enough. We also need a nonpartisan commission that specifically f [...]

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Most avocado oil sold in U.S. is either rancid or contains other oils, study finds | MinnPost

Most avocado oil sold in U.S. is either rancid or contains other oils, study finds | MinnPost

The tests on 22 oils revealed that more than 80 percent of the products had significant quality problems. Fifteen were oxidized — or had gone rancid — before t [...]

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Black Label Movement’s Carl Flink: ‘How do we imagine what we make now, in a world like this?’ | MinnPost

Black Label Movement’s Carl Flink: ‘How do we imagine what we make now, in a world like this?’ | MinnPost

Much of the diversity, equity and inclusion work other arts organizations have vowed to do in the wake of George Floyd’s death has been part of Black Label Mov [...]

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For Minnesota’s DACA recipients, Supreme Court ruling is a reprieve but not a solution | MinnPost

For Minnesota’s DACA recipients, Supreme Court ruling is a reprieve but not a solution | MinnPost

“Every time I get up, I know exactly when my expiration date expires and that is every two years for my DACA status,” said Edwin Torres, the former Latinx Outr [...]

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The complicated history of St. Paul’s Soldiers and Sailors Memorial | MinnPost

The complicated history of St. Paul’s Soldiers and Sailors Memorial | MinnPost

Crowning the monument is a statue of Josias R. King, who is widely regarded as the first US volunteer in the Civil War. King also participated in violent campa [...]

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Loneliness has not increased during coronavirus pandemic, study suggests | MinnPost

Loneliness has not increased during coronavirus pandemic, study suggests | MinnPost

“We were surprised by the overall remarkable resilience in response to COVID-19,” says Martina Luchetti, the study’s lead author.

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CEO Jamie Grant to leave the Ordway; Mia cuts operating budget and staff | MinnPost

CEO Jamie Grant to leave the Ordway; Mia cuts operating budget and staff | MinnPost

ALSO: Arts supporter Sen. Richard Cohen ends long career at the Legislature; a discussion about what should happen to protest art.

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Minnesota company target of police-training criticism | MinnPost

Plus: alternative ways for police to respond to mental-health calls; U.S. Bank stadium calendar basically empty for 2020; and more.

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Five things we learned from the Minnesota Legislature’s special session | MinnPost

Five things we learned from the Minnesota Legislature’s special session | MinnPost

For now, it's unclear when lawmakers will return to the Capitol. What's also unclear, especially given the partisan differences exposed once again last week, i [...]

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Minneapolis police chief calls recent spate of gun violence ‘public health crisis’ | MinnPost

Plus: online video shows ex-Minneapolis officer charged in George Floyd’s death confronted at a grocery store; four die in wrong way crash on I-35W; Twins' Nel [...]

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Minnesota Legislature ends special session without deal on policing reforms | MinnPost

The failure to agree was in part a result of policy differences. Yet Republicans and DFLers also accused each other of being unwilling to negotiate, perhaps wi [...]

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Second ex-officer charged in death of George Floyd released from jail | MinnPost

Plus: Minnesota celebrates Juneteenth; black bear wanders into St. Paul's Union Depot; Minnesotans going fishing in record numbers; and more.

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Twins remove Calvin Griffith statue from Target Field over racist comments | MinnPost

Plus: Calhoun Square changing names; Walz declares Juneteenth Freedom Day in Minnesota, asks for permanent designation; sexual assault in the Somali and Oromo [...]

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‘Frayed, not broken’: How COVID-19 and the killing of George Floyd have strained the relationship between Gov. Tim Walz and GOP leaders | MinnPost

‘Frayed, not broken’: How COVID-19 and the killing of George Floyd have strained the relationship between Gov. Tim Walz and GOP leaders | MinnPost

GOP Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka admitted that what had once been a civil relationship between he and Walz and has weakened, citing the effect of the CO [...]

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D.C. Memo: ‘I made Juneteenth very famous’ | MinnPost

D.C. Memo: ‘I made Juneteenth very famous’ | MinnPost

This week from Washington, the Supreme Court decides the fate of the DACA’s program, Mayor Melvin Carter testifies in D.C., and Congress prepares to vote on na [...]

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A revived debate: What role should police play in traffic safety? | MinnPost

A revived debate: What role should police play in traffic safety? | MinnPost

Those who want to see less police enforcement offer varied solutions, including design and education approaches; regulations on devices that distract drivers; [...]

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Why we need youth baseball now more than ever | MinnPost

Why we need youth baseball now more than ever | MinnPost

While I don’t believe that baseball (or any sport) is a magical cure for the pandemic we’re in, I do believe the game has the power to energize and uplift our [...]

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Secretary of state agrees to deal on absentee ballots; Republicans cry foul | MinnPost

Secretary of state agrees to deal on absentee ballots; Republicans cry foul | MinnPost

The decision to strike deals with two groups suing Minnesota over the state's witness requirement for absentee balloting drew criticism from Republicans, who s [...]

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Bolton brouhaha: For Trump, every conversation is classified | MinnPost

Bolton brouhaha: For Trump, every conversation is classified | MinnPost

There is no such law. There is no such rule. There is not even such a “norm,” outside of Trump’s imagination.

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Salary cuts for Minnesota Orchestra musicians and staff; ‘A Breath for George’ honors the life of George Floyd | MinnPost

ALSO: Celebrate ASI's Midsommar at home; HookStreams live streaming concert series to launch; free virtual streaming of “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am”; and m [...]

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Combined 4-5 healthy behaviors linked to a 60% reduction in risk of Alzheimer’s disease | MinnPost

Combined 4-5 healthy behaviors linked to a 60% reduction in risk of Alzheimer’s disease | MinnPost

People in their 70s and 80s who adhere to four or five behaviors — a high-quality diet, regular physical activity, not smoking, light-to-moderate alcohol consu [...]

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Passage of Senate policing bills sets up potential clash with Walz, House DFLers over more expansive reforms | MinnPost

Passage of Senate policing bills sets up potential clash with Walz, House DFLers over more expansive reforms | MinnPost

A slate of five bills okayed by the Minnesota Senate includes a ban on most chokeholds and neck restraints as well as reporting requirements for use-of-force d [...]

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Walz pushes back on Legislature’s COVID-19 aid package for local governments | MinnPost

Walz pushes back on Legislature’s COVID-19 aid package for local governments | MinnPost

Gov. Tim Walz expressed "concern" about the bipartisan bill, which would distribute $841 million of the state’s allocation from the federal CARES Act to Minnes [...]

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What will Trump’s view of his powers mean if he loses re-election? | MinnPost

What will Trump’s view of his powers mean if he loses re-election? | MinnPost

It’s a small leap, or none at all, to argue that a president who thinks he has the power to do whatever he wants could try to cancel the next election if he th [...]

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Qualified immunity: Fix It  | MinnPost

Qualified immunity: Fix It  | MinnPost

As for prospects for reform, what do we have? A mute Supreme Court and a likely-to-be hogtied Congress.   

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Target, U.S. Bank make Juneteenth an optional paid holiday | MinnPost

Target, U.S. Bank make Juneteenth an optional paid holiday | MinnPost

Plus: the history of Cup Foods; new documents in Bremer Bank sale case; U.S. pork producers kept up record exports amid domestic meat shortages; APM and MPR la [...]

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Stifling inequities: Too many are choking and gasping for air even on an ordinary day | MinnPost

Stifling inequities: Too many are choking and gasping for air even on an ordinary day | MinnPost

My heart bleeds, and my soul weeps when I see the punishment meted out to human beings based on their skin color.

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What Congress is proposing to do about police reform | MinnPost

What Congress is proposing to do about police reform | MinnPost

Both houses of Congress propose creating a national database to track police misconduct. There was less agreement on other provisions like ending qualified imm [...]

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A humble suggestion to MPD from a different field | MinnPost

A new focus on police training and education with internal non-punitive reviews, similar to Morbidity and Mortality conferences, can lead to the creation of a [...]

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What should happen to the George Floyd protest art, and who should decide? | MinnPost

What should happen to the George Floyd protest art, and who should decide? | MinnPost

ALSO: “The Marriage of Figaro” online from Minnesota Opera; a Jeff Daniels Virtual Concert; and more.

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The fog of the 2020 elections — nationally and in Minnesota | MinnPost

The fog of the 2020 elections — nationally and in Minnesota | MinnPost

The key groups to watch in national and state polls between now and November are suburbanites, women and racial minorities.

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How common is it for Minnesota police departments to authorize chokeholds, ‘neck restraints’?  | MinnPost

How common is it for Minnesota police departments to authorize chokeholds, ‘neck restraints’?  | MinnPost

More than a dozen police departments contacted by MinnPost said their officers are not allowed to use neck restraints or chokeholds, with many saying the tacti [...]

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New media, Trumpism have undermined the values of ‘objective’ journalism | MinnPost

New media, Trumpism have undermined the values of ‘objective’ journalism | MinnPost

The so-called “objectivity” model of journalism is under tremendous pressure. It may be dying or already dead. It was always highly imperfect. But if it is aba [...]

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With IGF Kids, Irreducible Grace Foundation hopes to teach children key self-care strategies | MinnPost

With IGF Kids, Irreducible Grace Foundation hopes to teach children key self-care strategies | MinnPost

The coronavirus altered their plans. The group decided to produce a series of videos demonstrating the key tools that they teach. They called the series, which [...]

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On Duluth’s stain, shameful legacies — and today’s hope | MinnPost

On Duluth’s stain, shameful legacies — and today’s hope | MinnPost

On June 15, 1920 – exactly 100 years ago today – a white mob in Minnesota hung the three African-American men from a lamppost in downtown Duluth.

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Christopher Columbus: Not the man we learned about as schoolchildren | MinnPost

Christopher Columbus: Not the man we learned about as schoolchildren | MinnPost

In the places that Columbus landed, natives were forced into slavery and punished with flogging, loss of limb or death if they did not perform to such expectat [...]

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Certain personality traits linked to stockpiling of toilet paper, study finds | MinnPost

Certain personality traits linked to stockpiling of toilet paper, study finds | MinnPost

The perceived threat posed by COVID-19 was the strongest predictor of toilet-paper hoarding. The more people felt threatened by the pandemic, the more they cra [...]

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Max Mason receives Minnesota’s first posthumous pardon | MinnPost

Max Mason receives Minnesota’s first posthumous pardon | MinnPost

Plus: the man behind the hedge fund behind the Pioneer Press; NBA star Stephen Jackson's new role as an activist; some Minnesota Republican see "evil" in Georg [...]

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Remembering Jeannette Rankin on her 140th birthday | MinnPost

Rankin was the first woman ever elected to the U.S. Congress in her own name (not just to serve out the last portion of a dead husband’s term).

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From reforming the police to curtailing the governor’s powers, Minnesota’s House and Senate have vastly different priorities for special session | MinnPost

From reforming the police to curtailing the governor’s powers, Minnesota’s House and Senate have vastly different priorities for special session | MinnPost

It’s not as though the DFL-controlled House and GOP-controlled Senate can't or won't acknowledge each other's goals. It’s just that it isn't going to be a top [...]

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Nation’s eye doctors call for ban on rubber bullets | MinnPost

Nation’s eye doctors call for ban on rubber bullets | MinnPost

“Americans have the right to speak and congregate publicly and should be able to exercise that right without the fear of blindness,” the American Academy of Op [...]

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