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Marilyn Carlson and LeeAnn Rashak

Marilyn Carlson Nelson Talks About Entrepreneurial Integrity … and More

“Whatever you do, do with integrity. Wherever you go, go as a leader. Whoever you serve, serve with care. Whenever you dream, dream with your all, and never, ever give up.”

  • 03/18/2023
Heather Edelson

Bills to Protect Victims of Gender-Based Violence

Sex Assault Medical Exams HF 1279 was discussed by the Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee on February 28, to

  • 02/28/2023

Setting Up Gender-Based Violence Issues and Solutions

Economic abuse, rape, criminalization of victims, gun-related homicides, and why the village needs to be part of the solutions

  • 02/22/2023

What Do We Actually Know About Gun Violence?

Details about gun ownership, national school shootings, Minnesota gun deaths, and intimate partner homicides

  • 02/22/2023
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Emotional Press Conference With House Legislators About Public Safety

Just before a House Floor Session was set to begin on Feb. 20, a press conference was held to discuss

  • 02/21/2023
OLA report

Discussions About State Grant Oversight Shaping Up at Minnesota Legislature

With several GOP legislators starting to use the term “guardrails” in terms of budget-related discussions, and many DFL legislators attempting to address long-term issues of housing and other public safety concerns with the budget surplus to be allocated this year, we examine financial audit at the state level.

  • 02/12/2023

Governor Walz signs the PRO Act into law

It took less than a month for the legislation to be introduced and to make it to the House and Senate floors for a vote. 

  • 02/01/2023
Free Iran signs

Iranian-Americans Rally at the Minnesota State Capitol 

On January 25, Iranian-Americans gathered at the Minnesota State Capitol for a rally  protesting the executions of political prisoners in

  • 01/26/2023

Abortion legislation passes out of the MN House 

“This is a second level of protection to the constitutional freedoms we currently enjoy based on the legal precedent of Doe v. Gomez, at the Minnesota Supreme Court.”

  • 01/20/2023

Testimony on Behalf of Restoring the Right to Vote to Formerly Incarcerated Felons (HF28)

Testimony about House File 28: Right to vote restored to individuals convicted of a felony upon completion of any term of incarceration imposed and executed by a court for the offense.

  • 01/20/2023

Testimony in Support of New Public Safety Approach; HF25 Moves Forward in House

“If the people who had answered that [911] call could have identified that [my mother] was struggling with mental health, they could have connected her with services that prevented her suffering.”

  • 01/19/2023
Northern Sun entrance

Northern Sun Is Closing With Giveaways and Deals

In 1979, Northern Sun opened up for business, largely by selling a backpack full of t-shirts from a bicycle with

  • 01/19/2023