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As the spread of COVID-19 skyrockets across the state and hospitals voice concern about the ability to treat those who fall ill, Gov. Tim Walz today announced new actions to help control the spread of the virus. Turning the dial back, Walz announced a four-week pause on social activities, in…

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Voters headed to the polls in Hennepin County tomorrow are most likely mentally prepared for the potential of long waits and other aggravations like traffic, the weather and people with little regard for social distancing during a pandemic. Insight News cannot cure those ills, but we can hel…

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At the Ironworkers Local 512 Training Center in St. Paul, Governor Tim Walz signed the $1.9 billion Local Jobs and Projects Plan that will invest in construction and renovation projects across the state and create thousands of jobs for Minnesotans. The bill received overwhelming bipartisan s…

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Especially in the areas of education, health, housing and public safety, a common refrain during legislative hearings is that Minnesota has some of the worst — if not the worst — racial disparities in the country.

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A group of Somali Americans face deportation according to the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN). Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (MN-5) says at least one detainee has tested positive for COVID-19 and others show symptoms of the disease.  

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Chase has opened the doors on a new branch in Minneapolis’ Ventura Village neighborhood. Chase’s fourth branch in the Twin Cities metro area is the first to feature an enhanced format to help address the needs of underserved communities – and just the second of its kind among Chase’s 4,900 b…

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Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan announced that Minnesota has partnered with the nation’s leading distributor of saliva testing to create plans for a new lab in Minnesota, expanding and diversifying testing capacity for Minnesotans, creating jobs, and slowing the spread of C…

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U.S. Bank announced today details of a $15 million Rebuild and Transform Fund, which will help small businesses impacted by civil unrest and support organizations working to address systemic economic and racial inequities. The U.S. Bank Foundation will make philanthropic investments in Black…

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The Twin Cities based Crimson and Cream Foundation, established in 1996, recently awarded four high school seniors academic scholarships. One of the four scholars, Dylan Vincent, received this year’s title scholarship which is named in honor of Willie F. Adams.

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Governor Tim Walz signed an executive order to extend the state’s peacetime emergency through September 11. During the Wednesday press briefing, Walz said the decision was made following advice from public health experts, senior advocates, as well as labor and medical providers. 

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Our community lost a hero with the passing of James Edward Bransford on July 31 at the age of 89. Jim was a mentor, advocate and counselor to many generations of people who were addressing issues of addiction, domestic violence and the resulting criminal charges.

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In a special legislative session, the Minnesota House and Senate bowed to public pressure and passed a sweeping package of police reforms in the form of  Minnesota Police Accountability Act of 2020. 

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Before the end of the month, the Minnesota Department of Education and Minnesota Department of Health will share their determination on the educational delivery model that they believe will be in the best interest of the health and safety of Twin Cities students, parents, school staff, and s…

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For some Minnesotans, a lost job or unexpected expenses have put their housing at risk. In response to this, today at West Broadway Crescent Apartments, Governor Walz and Lt. Governor Flanagan announced a $100 million housing assistance program to help prevent evictions, prevent homelessness…

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Approximately 7,000 Minnesota child care providers will be eligible for $56.6 million in funds to help ensure children’s and staff’s health and safety in their child care settings during COVID-19. The new COVID-19 Public Health Support Funds for Child Care program is specifically designed to…

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Del Shea Perry has waited a long time to learn the truth about what happened to her son, Hardel Sherrell, when he was detained in Beltrami County jail.  In 2018, Sherrell walked into Beltrami County Jail and nine days later, on September 4, he was “carried out in a body bag,” said Perry. Sta…

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Antone Melton-Meaux is seeking to unseat incumbent US Representative Ilhan Omar, who represents Minnesota’s fifth congressional distirct. Melton-Meaux is aiming at winning the DFL nomination in the August Primary Election on Tues., Aug 11. The winner of that contest will face a Republican pa…

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The Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery (MAAHMG) is bringing together amazing artists to paint "Black Lives Matter" on the street on Plymouth Avenue in support of the movement for racial justice sparked by the killing of George Floyd.

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The 2020 primary election kicked off on June 26 with the start of absentee voting. This year, Hennepin County is emphasizing the ability to vote by mail to ensure all eligible residents can safely participate during the COVID-19