Featured Articles:

A Cold Shoulder or Welcoming Arms for Children in Danger

Minnesota political leaders and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are pondering what the state’s response should be to the children of Central America gathering at the U.S.-Mexican border seeking refuge from gangs, drug wars and poverty back home. Minnesota awareness of the children’s plight was raised within the past week when Congressman Keith Ellison said Minnesota should come to their aid. The Star Tribune article about a community meeting in Minneapolis quoted Ellison as saying, “We have capacity to help here and we should.” A later report from the…

The People Who Make Community Schools Work

Five years ago, I was getting ready to teach at Brooklyn Center High School. Both during my time there and in the years afterward, one of the aspects of the school that has stuck with me the most is its commitment to being a full-service community school. While it’s easy…

New Data Show Big Drop in City Revenue, Spending

As governor from 2003 to 2011, Tim Pawlenty chided local governments for failing to "live within their means." A recent report reveals that T-Paw's accusations were wildly off target. The total revenue of all Minnesota cities declined by 9.2 percent from 2003 to 2012 in real (i.e., inflation-adjusted) dollars, while…

MN 2020 Report:

Lucas Franco:
Growing Profits at Workers’ Expense

Video:

Briana Johnson:
VIDEO: Lego Learning in the Library