Karen Louise Boothe
A situation in Golden Valley symbolizes the problem with sheltering the homeless.
MPR's Karen Louise Boothe looks at why Governor Ventura has made some enemies during his first 100 days in office.
Critics say Ventura's cabinet is too white and too metro to represent Minnesotans.
In a recent trip to what remains of Yugoslavia, MPR's Karen Louise Boothe met a group of ethnic-Serbian women who were left homeless by the war in Bosnia and Croatia that began in 1992. Today, the women still live as refugees without a country they can officially claim as home.
Leaders of non-profit agencies lobby for a restoration of budget cuts.
"Profiles of Learning" dominates discussion .
Replace entire Minnesota Pollution Control Agency board; Permanent moratorium on feedlots.
Phase-out nuclear power; Greater stress on energy conservation.
Increase funding to State Gang Task Force; propose more programs geared at children.
Prevent juvenile crime enforcing truancy laws; create more victim-aid centers.
Demand return for state investment in private business; advocate fair farm policies.
Moratorium on large scale feedlots; provide affordable housing for workers.
Stonger consumer recourse towards HMOs; require all businesses to provide health care for every employee.
Sue Medicare to provide equal support to Minnesota seniors; create a purchasing pool to reduce prescription drug prices.
Spend more on welfare reform; expanded programs for working parents.