• Lawmaker questions use of welfare outside Minnesota
    The top-ranking Republican in the Minnesota House is calling for an investigation of out-of-state debit card purchases made by Minnesota welfare recipients.August 7, 2008
  • Signs point to growth in Minnesota's homeless population
    That growth puts a potential obstacle in the path of Minnesota's goal of ending long term homelessness by 2010.August 5, 2008
  • RNC protest group files lawsuit against St. Paul
    Another group, Members of the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign, has filed a lawsuit against the city of St. Paul over plans to protest the Republican National Convention.June 18, 2008
  • Smart design for people who need it
    A new exhibition opening at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis this weekend shows that cheap and simple designs can change, and even save, lives.May 23, 2008
  • 'Survival in the Serengeti'
    Serengeti National Park in the East African nation of Tanzania is one of the most famous wildlife areas in the world. But for rural people living nearby, lions and elephants are a daily threat. A University of Minnesota professor is working to reduce conflict between humans and wildlife but his work is embattled.Midday, May 21, 2008
  • St. Paul teens make their voices heard
    A group of St. Paul high school teens are adding their voices to some serious discussions, and they're being heard.May 15, 2008
  • Minneapolis shelter takes message to the streets
    Supporters of a downtown Minneapolis homeless shelter, took a simmering conflict over their city license to the streets.April 17, 2008
  • Restrictions on utility disconnections end next week
    Xcel Energy is reminding Minnesotans who haven't kept up with their winter heating bills that the state's Cold Weather Rule ends next week.April 11, 2008
  • Book explores history through the story of one family
    In a new book Southwest State University historian Joseph Amato traces the story of his family across North America and Europe. In "Jacob's Well: A Case for Rethinking Family History," Amato talks about his ancestors and uses their stories to put a human face on historical events.March 12, 2008
  • Poverty activists plan march on RNC
    A group plans to lead a march of tens of thousands with or without a permit.February 19, 2008
  • Food prices rise and families try to cope
    The price of dairy products has risen more than 13 percent over the last year. The price of meat is up more than 5 percent. If you've been to a grocery store or restaurant lately you've seen the jump in food prices -- the steepest rise since 1990.February 1, 2008
  • Northside Minneapolis development means more groceries
    The opening of an Aldi grocery store at Penn-Lowry Crossings brings some new development to Minneapolis' northside neighborhoods.January 25, 2008
  • MLK Day job fair draws thousands
    Economists and politicians are worried about the economy. Minnesota's state economist said last week that the state is in a recession. Congress is debating a possible stimulus package. What do these uncertain economic times mean for African-Americans?January 21, 2008
  • Pawnshops doing a brisk business
    Thanks to the subprime mortgage market blow up and a slumping economy, consumers are looking for bargains this holiday shopping season. They are scouring the Internet and rummaging through the discount retail chains. But a growing number of bargain hunters are turning to an industry with a tough reputation: Pawn shops.December 24, 2007
  • Farm bill will influence food shelf future
    The slow-down in passing a new Farm Bill has left increasingly needy food shelves and food stamp recipients in the lurch.December 13, 2007

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