If you're a Republican and are wondering why we sometimes have difficultly taking your party seriously, consider that the following paragraphs consist of a real story written about a real elected official who just three years ago was one of the country's foremost GOPers.Just days after we took liber ... More >>
The fight over two baby girls could change how Minnesota considers relatives and race in adoption cases
The best rapper from Minnesota you've never heard
People who have worked with Kirk and Beth Schield's foster children call them "loving and caring" parents. Yet the couple's foster care license has been revoked after a state investigator couldn't get Beth to promise she'd stop spanking her foster children.Kirk is pastor of Shepherd of the Lake Luth ... More >>
C-SPANMichele Bachmann: Representation without legislation.With so much written about the wild things Michele Bachmann says, City Pages thought we'd take a look at what she has actually accomplished in Congress. Despite Bachmann's early success in the presidential polls, her congressional record ... More >>
Michele Bachmann, unofficial mayor of Waterloo.Michele Bachmann is running for president... of Iowa.In her first official campaign commercial, Bachmann played down her well known "sex appeal," and played up her Iowa roots."As a descendant of generations of Iowans, I was born and raised in Waterlo ... More >>
Michele Bachmann has long bolstered her family values bona fides in political campaigns with the story of how she and her husband Marcus raised 23 foster children along with their five biological kids. Now she's explaining why they took on the challenge -- but again in the context of helping ... More >>
In Anoka County juvenile court, meth and red tape are playing hell with the fate of children
The story of two mothers, a child, and a fair shot at the foster-care system
Perseverance and patience to love in spite of the obstacles
For kids caught between shelters and the street, the New Arrivals school has been a refuge from hunger, violence, and loneliness. Try telling that to the St. Paul School Board.
Kindred spirits: Jeffrey Peterson (left) says John Wertjes gave him the push he needed.