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Is journalism disappearing? These top educators have a lot to say about that
The leaders of six journalism schools discuss the ongoing media bloodbath, the cost of a journalism degree, and how to prepare journalists for the future.
Activist Judy Heumann led a reimagining of what it means to be disabled
Heumann was instrumental in pushing to expand the civil rights of Americans with disabilities and continued to advocate for disability rights around the globe. She died on Saturday at age 75.
Reporter's notebook: Impressions of a city as Derek Chauvin's trial nears its end
The nation's largest suburban shopping mall was filled with consumers, while National Guard troops stood guard in downtown Minneapolis. Making sense of the contrasting images is hard.
Hoping to make things a little lighter for everyone, MPR News associate producer and working comedian Aron Woldeslassie has been serving up his observations on life during these unusual times.
The Conversation: To protect people in the Great Lakes region from climate extremes, weatherize their homes
A national evaluation of the Weatherization Assistance Program indicates that weatherized homes may be better equipped to provide safe, healthy environments in times of need.
Commentary: Moving to Mexico for love sounded awesome. Then my African uncle called.
Patriarchy remains a powerful force in the lives of African families in America, as longtime Minnesotan Jeffrey Bissoy discovered recently when he decided to leave his job and follow his heart — and then Uncle Claude asked: “In what world do you think this is OK?”
Commentary: Somali mob didn't attack man in Minneapolis, but facts won't stop the hate
Right-wing media on social media platforms falsely claim that a video shows Somalis brutally beating and robbing a man near Target Field. Police say those arrested aren’t Somali. Twitter, Facebook and Google executives are silent as a dangerous lie spreads.
Commentary: Goodbye St. Cloud. I love you, but I can't stand the hate
Haji Yussuf attended college and raised a family in St. Cloud. He worked to ease racial and religious tensions and build a community welcoming to immigrants. But he says incidents the past few years have poisoned the place he loved.
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