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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.

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SERIES: Understanding the Youth Mental Health Crisis

People sometimes think that if a child is punished enough, they'll "get it" — but that doesn't change behavior. You have to teach new skill sets, how to rewire their brains.

Election Highlights: Saint Paul Elects All-Women City Council

Nadia Mohamed, a young candidate in Saint Louis Park, is the first Somali-American mayor. Saint Paul elects an all-women city council. Several newcomers do well in Minneapolis. Nationally, protecting abortion rights rose significantly in states like Ohio and Virginia.

SERIES: Q&A With Robin Wonsley on Minneapolis Policing, Housing, and Socialism

We had a lengthy conversation with Minneapolis city council member Robin Wonsley for her perspectives on public safety and housing. She has been a strong voice advocating for major changes in both issues. As one of the state's few Socialist candidates elected to office, we also wanted to unpack ideology with her.

CALL: What We Are Talking About This Week

Notes from our weekly Changemakers Alliance newsletter

SERIES: Talking About Public Safety With Two Minneapolis City Council Candidates

"The oversight capacity of the City Council is going to really matter. I have a really strong value around police accountability, and talking about it honestly and bluntly, because we need to as the city of Minneapolis.”
Katie Cashman

SERIES: Young City Council Candidates Show Their Experience

U.S. politics can sometimes seem immature and lacking in understanding of 'real people' problems. These young candidates are entering city council races to lead with a different kind of experience.

SERIES: Why Miranda Pacheco Is Running for Duluth City Council

“I went to a few Duluth city council meetings. I looked at all the city council members — they all bring something to the table, absolutely — but it didn’t represent all of Duluth. One of my motivations for running was: representation.”
Mary Moriarty

Talking to Mary Moriarty About Juvenile Justice Reform

As the new Hennepin County Attorney, Mary Moriarty…

Crystalized View: Worthington’s Need for a Unifying Space

I was witness to stories of inequality, pain, trauma, and disconnection, while marveling at the collective power of what could be: why they stay, and the future they envision for their children and grandchildren.