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How to make friends in the Twin Cities

Before smartphones with meet-up apps, transplants (like me) struggled to make friends in the Twin Cities because so many people already have their friend groups cemented. Having moved here in my mid-20s in 1999 with...

Minnesota leading the way for renewable energy grid batteries

We know what you're thinking: What? and Why should I care? Renewable energy is still a contentious subject in many parts of Minnesota, and across the country as well. The reliance on fossil fuels remains strong, and,...

Minnesota has officially, formally, rejected Trump’s request for voter data

It was already clear back in June that that Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon wasn't going to play ball with President Trump's Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. Now it's official. Steve Simon sent a...

The U of M is not PETA-approved

The University of Minnesota has a large and robust research facility. And, in the spirit of bettering humanity, non-human animals are often used for testing there. According to PETA, these animals are being mistreated. Well, mice...

Protest site visitor information sought by federal prosecutors

Federal prosecutors are looking for the courts to force DreamHost, Inc., a web-hosting company, to give them information about anyone and everyone who visited an anti-Trump protest website. The website, disruptj20.org, was a hub for...
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Video: Minneapolis police officer stands by as handcuffed man is punched in the face

The Minneapolis Police Department is taking some flack for a video that was posted on Facebook this past weekend. In the video, a Minneapolis police officer is seen hovering over a handcuffed man lying...

Bon Iver’s Cancun music festival cancelled

Perhaps hoping to avoid the type of music festival fiasco that befell formerly relevant rapper Ja Rule with Fyre (which, if you didn't hear, ended in complete disaster), Justin Vernon's sandy-beaches-meets-brooding-artists event Days Have...

Prince lives on through new Pantone color collaboration

The Minneapolis music icon (yes, we still get to claim him as ours, even as the rest of the world misses him as well) might have passed away before anyone was ready. But like all...

MNsure offering Special Enrollment Period

We're all busy. We all have too much going on. It can, at times, be hard to find the time to get everything on our "to do" list done. But those who shop for insurance...

Asthma response training: Keeping kids safe

A friend with asthma once told me the best way to describe the feeling is like getting the wind knocked out of you. With two brothers and some pretty rowdy friends growing up, I...

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