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St. Paul encampment closed, some decide to avoid the newly-opened winter shelter 16.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Police, social workers and volunteers worked with campers to pack up tents and possessions below the Cathedral of St. Paul and along a fence above Interstate 35E.
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Minneapolis 2040 plan continues to divide residents over housing 15.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The plan would allow triplexes to be built in any neighborhood, including those with mostly single-family homes. While some say it will address the city's affordable housing problem, others worry about density and speculators.
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Met Council: Southwest light rail gets federal green light 15.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The Metropolitan Council says it has received an important approval from the federal government for funding the Southwest Light Rail Transit Project.
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Rep. Lewis draws flak for blaming GOP election losses on John McCain 13.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Republicans lost the House because of McCain's Senate vote against repealing the Affordable Care Act, Minnesota U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis wrote Sunday. Reaction from McCain's family and supporters was swift and angry.
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The Nine New Democratic Black Congress Members Come From Heavily White Districts 12.11.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Teresa Crawford Democratic Representative-elect Lauren Underwood, who defeated of four-term Republican incumbent Randy Hultgren on November 6, campaigning in Lindenhurst, Illinois.  The blue wave had some black riders. Every African American Democrat in the House running for re-election in this year’s midterms won his or her race.  In addition, voters sent nine new black members, all Democrats, to Congress. As a result, the number of black House members will grow to an  all-time peak  of 56, even if, as appears possible, both black Republicans(Utah’s Mia Love and Texas’ Will Hurt) lose their seats.   What’s unusual about the nine new members is that all of them prevailed in predominantly white and mostly suburban districts. Five of the nine are women.  For most of the 20th century, there were few black members of Congress. In 1950, only two African Americans (William Dawson of Chicago’s South Side and Adam Clayton Powell of Harlem) served in the House. The civil rights movement and the 1965 ...
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Local Officials Paid a Price on Tuesday for Cooperating with ICE 9.11.2018 American Prospect
Local law enforcement officials’ cooperation with federal immigration enforcement was on the ballot on Tuesday in counties in Maryland, North Carolina, New York, and Minnesota. In a range of local elections, voters ousted officials who had assisted or worked alongside Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to implement President Trump’s war on immigrants.  The election results are a coup for organizers and activists who have been working to make clear the link between the president’s harsh immigration agenda and small-town politics. Their electoral victories may provide a model for future grassroots efforts to curtail abusive policies towards immigrants.  Just days after taking office, President Trump issued an  executive order  directing federal officials to pursue more 287(g) agreements, which allow for participating state and local law enforcement officers to enforce immigration law after receiving training from ICE. Officers deputized under the program are allowed inquire about the immigration ...
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State announces almost $88 million in housing grants 2.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Minnesota Housing Commissioner Mary Tingerthal said the investment will spur additional local and private funding totaling $364 million and support more than 3,600 jobs.
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St. Paul set to open winter shelter, close homeless camp 1.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
St. Paul and Ramsey County officials will open their emergency winter shelter Thursday, weeks earlier than last year, as authorities prepare to close a homeless encampment by Cathedral Hill.
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Families at homeless encampment weigh staying together, seeking shelter 31.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A conversation with residents of the homeless encampment in Minneapolis reveals what attracted them to that location and the challenges that they face in finding permanent homes.
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Minnesota voter guide: Where the 5th District candidates stand on the issues 16.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Ilhan Omar and Jennifer Zielinski are after the 5th District's open seat in Congress now that Keith Ellison has decided to step down and run for Minnesota attorney general.
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Temporary Minneapolis shelter to break new ground in more ways than one 16.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Red Lake Nation and the city of Minneapolis are rushing to build emergency shelter for around 200 people living at the state's largest homeless encampment. The new shelter, a so-called "navigation center," has never been built before in Minnesota.
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Voter guide: Minnesota attorney general candidates on the issues 13.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Three candidates are running in Minnesota's open attorney general race: Democrat Keith Ellison, Republican Doug Wardlow and Noah Johnson of the Grassroots-Legal Cannabis Now party.
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Minnesota voter guide: Where the U.S. Senate candidates stand on the issues 13.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Incumbent Sen. Amy Klobuchar is running for re-election against state Rep. Jim Newberger, the Republican-endorsed candidate, Green Party candidate Paula Overby and Dennis Schuller of the Legal Marijuana Now Party. Here's where they stand on the issues.
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Ford site developer proposes fewer homes, less density 11.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Many residents of the Highland Park neighborhood remain concerned about the impact of thousands of new residents and workers and their cars.
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Health care a critical issue in contested Minnesota House races 11.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Voters in several competitive House districts are being bombarded with competing messages about how best to keep health care affordable. It's a high stakes issue that could help decide which party controls the House next year.
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Competitive 1st District race is backdrop to Trump visit 4.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
When President Donald Trump arrives in Rochester Thursday evening, he'll be landing in the middle of one of the most competitive congressional races in the country.
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Running for office, Muslim women hope voters will see more than faith and gender 25.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A common theme among Muslim women in political races is that they draw inspiration from Ilhan Omar, now running for the U.S. House.
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Mayo will add 11 floors to iconic Gonda Building 18.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The new floors will be clinical space and a hotel.
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Minnesota-based disaster relief group heading to hurricane zone 14.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Among the Minnesotans headed for the southeastern U.S. this week to assist in the response to Hurricane Florence will be a Burnsville-based Jewish relief group that specializes in helping people save their homes after a disaster.
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Minneapolis officials pledge action to help residents of homeless encampment 24.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Minneapolis officials said Thursday that the number of people at a homeless encampment on the city's south side has doubled in a week — and the city outlined steps it plans to take to help the camp's residents.
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