Minnesota Returns Land To Lower Sioux Indian Community

By Joseph Choi, The Hill. -

The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) officially returned 114 acres of land to the Lower Sioux Indian Community, four years after the transfer was approved by the state legislature. The Star [...]

Opposition To Line 3 Mounts

By Niko Georgiades, Unicorn Riot. -

Saint Paul, MN – Around 600 people gathered in St. Paul, Minnesota, on January 29, calling on President Biden to revoke permits for the Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline project. The protest billed [...]

Police Reform Advocates Press Minnesota Legislature For More

By Zoë Jackson, Star Tribune. -

Civil rights organizers were back at Minnesota's Capitol as a new legislative session got underway Tuesday, ready to mount another push for changes to police accountability laws less than a week [...]

Minnesota Is Changing The Way It Teaches Social Studies

By Josh Verges, TwinCities.com. -

Minnesota’s K-12 social studies standards are undergoing extensive revisions in search of a more inclusive approach that teaches about people previously left out of the discussion. A diverse [...]

Water Protector Locks To Enbridge Pipe Yard Gate On Black Friday

By Giniw Collective, Popular Resistance. -

Backus, MN - This morning, one water protector locked their neck to the gate of one of Enbridge’s massive pipe yards south of Backus, Minnesota, as other rallied and shoppers consumed on Black [...]

Community Wants Justice For Mother Of Three Killed By Teen Driver

By Georgia Fort and Niko Georgiades, Unicorn Riot. -

Saint Paul, MN – A small crowd gathered on the West Side of St. Paul Sunday afternoon to demand justice for a woman who was fatally run over by a teenage driver. According to family and [...]

Unhoused Community Forms Tenants Union

By Jenn Schreiter, Unicorn Riot. -

Minneapolis, MN – A tenants union was formed this past weekend by unhoused community members who have been living at the Extended Stay America hotel in Bloomington, MN. After a deal for Hennepin [...]

Feds Leverage Civil Disorder Charge Against George Floyd Protester

By Niko Georgiades, Unicorn Riot. -

Saint Paul, MN – Charges against an Illinois man facing federal felonies from this summer’s uprising in Minneapolis showcase the tactics, techniques and procedures applied by the U.S. government [...]

Economic Justice Rally Pushes For City Level Reparations

St. Paul, MN – After weeks of intense protests following the murder of George Floyd by police, Minnesota organizers are pushing legislative changes to bring forth justice for the Black community. [...]

Can The President Call In The Military To Stop Uprisings Over Killing Of George Floyd?

By Mark Nevitt, Just Security. -

The Minnesota National Guard has been activated by Minnesota Governor Timothy Walz. These Minnesota National Guard members report to the governor and can actively take part in law enforcement [...]

Nationwide Rebellion Against Police Violence Demands Justice For George Floyd

By Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance. -

Minneapolis - The horrific killing of George Floyd in broad daylight with people watching and videotaping the incident while yelling at the police to stop is being described as a public lynching. [...]

Law Enforcement Has Quietly Backed Anti-Protest Bills In At Least 8 States

By Simon David-Cohen and Sarah Lazare, In These Times. -

Law enforcement in at least eight states—Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Washington and Wyoming—lobbied on behalf of anti-protest bills in 2017 and 2018. The bills ran the [...]

Teens Convince Their Minnesota Town To Go Solar

By Staff, Yaleclimateconnections.org -

In 2018, the city of Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, made the commitment to become carbon neutral. The decision was the result of pressure from local high school students. “They felt passionate, [...]

Minnesotans To Protest Washington Football Team’s Racist Mascot

By Morgan Gstalter, Thehill.com -

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan (D) is joining other Native American leaders on Thursday to protest the “racist” name and mascot of the Washington Redskins ahead of the NFL team’s game against [...]

On Indigenous People’s Day, Anishinaabeg Leaders March Against Enbridge’s $7.5 Billion Oil Pipeline

By Amelia Diehl, Inthesetimes.com -

CLEARBROOK, MINN.—On October 14, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, more than 200 Indigenous leaders and allies marched down a highway to Enbridge Inc.’s U.S. pipeline terminal in Northern Minnesota, to [...]

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