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Getting Serious About Protecting Survivors of Partner Violence

“We are not different parts of a chain. We are different parts of a large mechanism and we have to work together.”

Highlights of Minnesota Women’s Press 39th Year Celebration and 1st Annual Badass Minnesotans Awards

The Minnesota Women’s Press April 13 event “39 Years of Voice and Vision” will be a jam-packed Saturday afternoon event to celebrate Badass Minnesotans — and our survival as the longest continuously run feminist publication in the U.S.
Sue Aberholden

UPDATED 3-19: Top Issues to Reform Minnesota’s Mental Health System

The goal is not to build the police departments to be able to handle mental health crisis. The goal is to build our mental health system.

Deep Dive: How Legislators and Law Enforcement Are Divided on Using Force on Students

The contentious debate in the legislature continues about whether chokeholds can be used on students. This represents recent discussion by a variety of voices, from law enforcement to students to pediatric health specialists.

Part 2: Talking to Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter About Public Safety

We built this Community First Framework with the police union president and Black Lives Matter leaders sitting at the table in conversation with one another. We ask, “How does this make sense? What about that?”

UPDATED 3-12: Testimony and Debate About Gun Deaths of Children

The hearing opened with the acknowledgement that firearms are now the leading cause of death for U.S.  children, spiking considerably over the past ten years.
Shea Holt photo taken by Sarah Whiting at the 2023 Minnesota Women's Press event

How Youth Violence Happens:  A Conversation With Shea Holt 

A bruise I can feel today, tomorrow, maybe the next day. But the things that are harder to heal from are unseen. 

Who Decides Whether Restorative Justice Is Allowed to Become More Effective Than Incarceration?

What we do in this country is we incarcerate, and we haven't really thought about anything other than incarcerate.

Commentary: It’s Past Time to Talk and Write Much Better About Gender-Based Violence

"Achieving a violence free Minnesota demands that we explicitly name domestic violence when and where it occurs, and that it remains a matter of community action before, during, and after tragedies like these—not just when first responders are killed in their attempts to assist."

Discovering an Obscure Black Underground Railroad Leader in Minnesota

Saint Paul may have been a more important stop on the Underground Railroad than previously thought.

Legacy Story: Standing Up For Themselves (1992)

If she had never damaged any property or created any other problems, she wondered, could the management company legally refuse to renew her lease?

UPDATED 2-13: Policing Safety in Schools?

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As schools resume statewide, there is pushback by some politicians and law enforcement officers about not being able to use a prone hold — putting a student face down on the ground and applying weight to their head, throat, neck, or chest to restrict their ability to breathe.