Asian-Americans take high road in response to racist music video A new music video out that's extremely insulting to Asian/Pacific-Islander women poses a dilemma for artists who want to decry it. Because of the Catch-22 nature of the Internet, looking at something is ultimately supporting it: on social media, any attention is good attention.
Mpls. municipal electric utility hearing packed Citizens, business representatives and clean energy activists packed the Minneapolis City Council chambers on Thursday for a public hearing on whether the city should consider forming its own utility.
Teach for America struggling for support in Minn. Dozens of Teach for America members wrapped up their summer training program this week in the Twin Cities and Friday many will find out if they will be given a classroom to lead in the fall. The Minnesota Board of Teaching must decide to allow the trainees to teach without a license, letting them earn full certification while on the job.
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