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July 11 — Reproductive Rights Today The U.S. Senate gridlocked…

Suggested Readings: Collective Health

Our new year-long series will focus on interconnected systems that are broken and can be fixed.

Shelter Development Proceeding in Saint Cloud

Many local business leaders in the neighborhood opposed the construction, but community members who supported the project pushed back.

The U.S. Supreme Court could restrict medication abortion access in Minnesota, despite protections

Regardless of what the Supreme Court rules, mifepristone will remain available. The justices are deciding how easily patients can access the drug to terminate their pregnancies.

How LGBTQ+ Rights, ERA, and Congregations Are Collaborating in a Minnesota Network

A trans refuge network is in process in Minnesota to help people move to safety, involving trauma-informed teammates. 

Minnesota Women Step Into U.S. Congressional Campaigns at Women Winning Event

"I could be the first Congresswoman in that district to represent Minnesota."

Minnesota Legislators Seeking to Reduce Investor Ownership of Local Housing

As of 2022, investors owned 25,000 of the detached, single-family homes in the Twin Cities metropolitan region.

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.

In the News: March 2024

Older women in the climate movement, therapists address climate change

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.

Highest Known Number of Minnesotans Killed From Domestic Violence in 2023

Violence Free Minnesota was able to confirm 39 known victims in 2023. This is the highest confirmed number of known deaths from domestic violence since the coalition started tracking intimate partner homicides in 1989.