Patricia Torres Ray

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2014

    While Some Fight For a Higher Minimum Wage, Antonio Torrealva Just Wants What He's Owed

    The line of people outside the Apple Store in Uptown stretches past cars and restaurant doors, nearly to the end of the block. Hordes gather together, clutching phones in one hand and cups of now-lukewarm coffee in the other. The new iPhone has arrived. The crowds are here to claim their new toy. S ... More >>

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    March 20, 2012

    Senate committee kills racino bill

    ‚ÄčA bill that would've allowed Minnesota's horse-racing tracks to install slot machines died yesterday following a 8-5 rejection by the Senate Government Innovation and Veterans Committee. The bill would've used the additional gambling revenues, which were estimated to be between $87 and $120 milli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Cub Foods cleaning workers on day five of hunger strike

    CTULMario Colloly Torres, one of the hunger strikers​It has now been five days since Cub Foods cleaning workers began their hunger strike to protest low pay and what they say are unsafe and degrading working conditions. "Over the last 10 years, our wages have been dropping," says Mario Collol ... More >>

  • News

    April 8, 2009
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    April 1, 2009

    Minnesota lobbyists rank Twin Cities legislators

    The brightest stars and dimmest hacks in the Capitol

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Proposed ban on smoking in cars with kids: racist?

    Earlier this week, a bill that would outlaw smoking in cars with passengers under the age of 18 came cleared a hurdle after Minnesota Senate panel gave it the green light. At least one lawmaker is wondering if the law's passage would lead to an increase in racial profiling.

  • News

    June 7, 2006

    El Jefe

    As the Latino population soars, Alberto Monserrate builds a media empire

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    April 3, 2006

    Big blow for Benson

    MPLS City Council member's aspirations for higher office iced