MN banks, credit unions, offer COVID-19 mortgage help

Jul 2, 2020

Under the framework announced Thursday, the four participating banks and 27 credit unions have agreed to offer 90-day forbearance periods. Qualifying families won’t have to make lump-sum payments at the end of that period for what they owe.

Cycles and whiplash in Minneapolis history

Jul 2, 2020

Journalist Tom Weber has published a new biography of the City of Lakes. He explores the history of Minneapolis and examines the repetition and rhyme of the city’s understanding of its past.

For some Black Americans, love of country means holding it accountable

Jul 3, 2020

For many African Americans, patriotism is complicated because the promises of America aren't fulfilled equally. The Fourth of July brings a challenge: reconciling national pride with systemic racism.

As bullets flew over a Mpls. park, kids ran for cover

Jul 1, 2020

At a time when the city of Minneapolis is taking steps to dismantle the Police Department, an uptick in gun violence is causing fear and anxiety among some residents. A drive-by shooting in a north Minneapolis park during a youth football team practice ha…

COVID-19: MDH ask Minnesota to keep guard up for Fourth

Jul 3, 2020

State health officials on Thursday reported 500 new confirmed cases while trends in intensive care cases still suggest a hopeful, downward trend. The newest counts come as officials plead with Minnesotans to keep their guard up and to follow public health…

Minnesota health officials back statewide mask mandate

Jul 1, 2020

Health experts are urging Gov. Tim Walz to require people to wear masks in public statewide amid concerns that the spike in coronavirus cases elsewhere could happen in Minnesota.

A socially distanced Independence Day

Jul 1, 2020

Independence Day doesn’t have to change completely. Here are a few locations that plan to host events, from virtual to social distanced, and some safety reminders on fireworks.

U.S. sets record with 50K new COVID-19 cases in 1 day

Jul 2, 2020

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. climbed to a new high of more than 50,000 per day on Thursday, with the infection curve rising in 40 out of 50 states, as the pandemic trended in the wrong direction in nearly all of the country outsid…

Niki Botzet and Mattie Bogart: Partnering for racial justice in Alexandria

Jul 2, 2020

Two college students have organized racial justice protests in the small central Minnesota city of Alexandria, but they intend to keep it top of mind for residents long after the protests end.

Which figures from history do we honor, and how?

Jul 3, 2020

Statues have been taken down; names scrubbed from institutions. The national reckoning over race has reenergized debates over historical figures and the scrutiny goes beyond Confederate monuments.