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A Perfect Climate for Biking and Walking

It's a welcome sign of spring when Nice Ride Minnesota's sturdy green bicycles appear at docking stations in the Twin Cities. This year's rollout began two weeks ago in less than balmy weather, but Gopher State riders scoff at the cold. If not, why would Nice Ride undertake its first Greater Minnesota expansion in far-north Bemidji? While it's true that climate has an influence on the extent of nonmotorized transportation from place to place, it's probably not the way you assume. Across the nation, cold-weather locales like…

Uneven Recovery: A Look Back at Minnesota’s Housing Crisis

An uneven recovery is unfolding in Minnesota five years after the housing collapse this joint Minnesota Housing Partnership - Minnesota 2020 study finds. While a modest recovery is under way for middle- and upper-income homeowners, there's been virtually no recovery for those with more limited means, especially renters.

Collateral Costs: Racial Disparities and Injustice in Minnesota’s Marijuana Laws

Blacks in Minnesota are 6.4 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than whites, one of the nation’s highest disparities, according to FBI statistics. Our latest report finds these disproportionate arrest rates further exacerbate equity gaps for individuals and neighborhoods in communities of color.

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More Dangerous, More Costly: An Analysis of Transportation Outsourcing