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  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Obama following Minnesota and other states in barring GLBT discrimination in workplace

    President Obama announced Monday that he plans to draft new rules barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity -- a standard of employment that has been on the Minnesota books for 21 years. Back in 1993, our state legislature added sexual or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Mike Frey, outrageous anti-gay testifier, is pastor at Baptist church in Waconia

    Curious to hear more of what Mike Frey has to say after watching the video of him talking about "ejaculation inside of a colon" during yesterday's marriage equality hearing at the Capitol? Head to Northern Lights Baptist Church in Waconia, where he serves as pastor.THE BACKSTORY: Marriage equality o ... More >>

  • News

    February 20, 2013

    Mental health parity may finally become a reality

    The Wellstone Act could bring better health care to millions of Americans

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Al Franken slams Focus on the Family head for lie about gay families[VIDEO]

    C-SPANFranken knew Minnery was in trouble.​Al Franken made Focus on the Family's Tim Minnery look like a fool during this morning's hearing on the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act. Not that Minnery needed much help.Minnery had claimed that studies proved opposite-sex parents had healthier, ha ... More >>

  • News

    April 15, 2009

    Minnesota suicide rate on the rise, mental health workers say

    Is bad economy leading to serious depression?

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2006

    11/02 Morning Communiqué

    Bush Administration encourages abstinence until 30, web sites surpass 100 million mark, alcohol has become the leading cause o ... More >>

  • News

    January 18, 2006

    The Last Place on Earth

    After the final remaining Hmong refugee camp in Thailand closed, Minnesota greeted five thousand new residents with warm words and closed doors. Now many are homeless and struggling to survive.

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2005

    No wetland left behind

    Bush administration pays another journalist to pimp agenda According to documents obtained by USA Today, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture paid a freelance writer $9,375 to "research and write articles for hunting and fishing magazines describing the benefits of NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Ser ... More >>

  • News

    February 25, 2004

    Marry or Burn

    The White House's new anti-poverty program: Shotgun weddings

  • News

    May 14, 2003

    Meth Myths, Meth Realities

    What we know--and what we don't--about methamphetamine's history, chemistry, and impact on users

  • News

    April 2, 2003

    Penny-Wise, Billion-Foolish

    Pawlenty's plan to slash health and human services only looks good on paper

  • News

    February 12, 2003

    The Wisconsin Way

    Pawlenty's welfare reforms are modeled on ideas that have already failed in the state next door

  • News

    January 22, 2003

    Imagine No More Nurses

    Recruiting foreign nurses to cover staffing shortfalls is local hospitals' latest healthcare Band-Aid. But the crisis only grows.

  • News

    March 13, 2002

    Throwing Away the Key

    There is no cure and no way out. So why does the state spend more than $20 million a year to treat 179 former sex offenders?

  • Books

    August 23, 2000

    The Searchers

    Bob Brown always knew he was Indian. Now he wants the government to recognize his tribe.

  • News

    December 15, 1999

    Why Johnny Cant Breathe

    Sick kids, wheezing teachers, baffled administrators: Minneapolis schools encounter trouble in the air

  • News

    June 11, 1997

    Union Labels

    If an upcoming vote goes as expected, nurse Foluso Allison and his colleagues at the Nile Health Care Center will become the fifth local nursing-home staff to unionize in the past year