• Census: With jobs scarce, Rust Belt cities and other manufacturing regions decline
    Hurt by the still-sluggish economy, Rust Belt cities and other U.S. manufacturing regions are suffering the biggest population losses as people search elsewhere for jobs.June 22, 2010
  • ICE quietly relaxes ban on using stun guns on jailed detainees
    When a Sherburne County Sheriff's deputy used a stun gun on a detained immigrant in 2007, he did not break jail rules. But the deputy appeared to violate standards set by the federal immigration officials for the treatment of detainees.June 2, 2010
  • Hmong families, MPD struggle to communicate
    Responding to a growing need, Hmong teenagers in north Minneapolis are spearheading an effort to help their families communicate better with police.May 10, 2010
  • Anger over Ariz. immigration law drives US rallies
    Angered by a controversial Arizona immigration law, tens of thousands of protesters - including 50,000 alone in Los Angeles - rallied in cities nationwide demanding President Barack Obama tackle immigration reform immediately.May 1, 2010
  • SE Minn. demonstrators call for immigration reform
    About two dozen demonstrators marched in front of the county courthouse in Faribault, as part of a renewed effort in the debate on immigration. The rallies comes on the heels of Arizona's controversial immigration law allowing police to stop people they suspect are in the country illegally.April 30, 2010
  • Suburban dad leaves Burnsville to govern in Somalia
    Somali-Americans in Minnesota have long been told they have a duty to help their homeland. But few took that calling to heart like Mohamed Aden.March 26, 2010
  • The stories of immigrant families in the US
    Journalist Steve Roberts speaks at the City Club of Cleveland about his new book, "From Every End of This Earth: 13 Families and the New Lives They Made in America."Midday, March 22, 2010
  • White House extends status of Liberians in US
    A presidential memorandum issued Friday applies to Liberians who fled the country amid years of civil war and who are living in the United States under "deferred enforced departure status."March 19, 2010
  • Newsmaker: Immigration reform march in Washington
    Advocates for immigration reform have been disappointed in the Obama administration's inaction on the issue. On Sunday they plan to gather on the National Mall in Washington to remind the president of his campaign promise to fix immigration.Midmorning, March 18, 2010
  • Filmmakers create a genre unknown in France
    Unlike the U.S., France has no tradition of prison movies. So recently when a film opened in French cinemas about a young man trying to survive in a brutal Paris prison it electrified audiences. Now Minnesota audiences can see the movie, called "A Prophet," when it opens this weekend.March 11, 2010
  • How old is Seward shooting suspect?
    The attorney for a suspect in the Seward Market shootings claims he has documentation proving the young man is only 15, and should be tried as a juvenile for the crime. Prosecutors believe Mahdi Hassan Ali is 17 years old.March 10, 2010
  • The enduring power of 'My Antonia'
    Willa Cather's "My Antonia" captured the beauty of the prairie and the hardscrabble existence of European immigrants on the Nebraska plains. The author of a new stage adaptation of the novel, and a Cather scholar, talk about why the story still resonates.Midmorning, February 16, 2010
  • A novel resolves childhood memories of the Ethiopian revolution
    The experience of leaving Ethiopia was so traumatic for her, author Maaza Mengiste has very clear memories of what happened. Now, in an attempt to give those memories some context, she has written a critically-acclaimed novel "Beneath the Lion's Gaze."January 26, 2010
  • Italian architect's work lives on at U of M exhibit
    Architect Andrea Palladio may have lived half a millenium ago, but a new exhibition at the University of Minnesota shows how his design ideas live on.January 13, 2010
  • MnSCU urges to students get counted in 2010 Census
    The chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is urging students to be counted in the 2010 Census so the state can receive its fair share of federal dollars.January 8, 2010

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