MPR News has a new reporting project called North Star Journey, focusing on the history and culture of Minnesota’s diverse communities.
Since the project launched in March, MPR News reporters have produced a wide range of stories. Some look back at the history of communities, including Black migration to Fargo-Moorhead after the Civil War and the multi-ethnic mosaic of West Side Flats in St. Paul.
Other stories explore how communities today are finding solutions to problems that disproportionately impact communities of color, including stories about boosting Somali homeownership in St. Cloud, Worthington’s fast-growing communities of color and schools in Duluth trying to bridge the city’s long east-west divide.
MPR News host Angela Davis talks with two editors about what led to the series, highlights from the reporting and what’s next.
Sarah Glover is managing editor of MPR News.
Brandt Williams is editor of the Race, Class & Communities team at MPR News.
North Star Journey was made possible in part with funds from the Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
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