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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.

Renters at the lowest end of the income scale were especially hard hit by the crash. First, the housing market collapse pushed rental housing construction to historic lows, just as tens of thousands of foreclosed homeowners flooded the rental market. This created a statewide rental shortage.

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.

Minneapolis Public School Board Video Forum

This year, voters will elect two candidates to at-large school board seats, and one candidate to each of three district seats. To help our readers learn more about the candidates and the issues they'll be deciding on the school board, we invited each of them to our office to record…

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More Dangerous, More Costly: An Analysis of Transportation Outsourcing