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Election Reflection: A History of Public Safety in Minneapolis

As voters face tough decisions, we bring in local historians for a deep dive into the history of public safety

  • 11/11/2021
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Op-Ed: Question 2 Represents a New Beginning for Minneapolis

If policing were a business, we would have reallocated its funding to proven strategies that work decades ago. The time has passed for small tweaks. Transformative change is necessary.

  • 10/29/2021
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Minneapolis Ballot Question 2: Public Safety

We might agree that the current justice and public safety system does not work, but what is the solution? Tearing it down? Testing new models? Electing different leaders to reshape the structure from within?

  • 10/26/2021
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Minneapolis Candidates: Views on Public Safety

Public safety is a key factor in the Minneapolis elections this November. Here is where the candidates stand.

  • 10/20/2021
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VIEW: Gun Violence Is a Public Health Issue

Simply from August 7 to 10 this year, there were more than 15 shooting incidents reported in Minneapolis, and ten of them were fatal.

  • 08/20/2021
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Survey Results: How Would You Fund Public Safety?

We asked our readers to complete a survey on public safety. Here is what some of you told us.

  • 08/20/2021
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Who can build consensus toward public safety?

Minneapolis will not succeed until every citizen and visitor can trust that they are protected by those who are here to serve us. If Minneapolis fails, so will the entire State of Minnesota.

  • 07/22/2021
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Gov. and Lt. Gov Talk With Us About Trauma

The state has been “headed in the same direction for 162 years. Trying to turn the ship is a tall order, but we are in a moment where we have to get it done. If folks are not willing to be in that work with us, then they just have to get out of the way.”

  • 03/23/2021
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Public Safety Voices in Minneapolis

Minneapolis received a lot of attention in 2020 for public safety. Some believe stronger law enforcement is needed to combat

  • 02/25/2021
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VIEW: Why We Need Public Health Education

The U.S. has the most expensive healthcare and education system in the world, but is terrible at keeping people healthy and educated.

  • 02/16/2021
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How Albuquerque Is Tackling Community Safety

“Trained, unarmed professionals should be addressing calls on mental health, addiction, inebriation, and homelessness where there is not a threat to public safety.”

  • 01/24/2021
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Conversation: Policing in Minnesota

We talked with Nicole Archbold of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety about topics ranging from defunding police to how we get past an ‘us versus them’ mentality in justice work.

  • 10/10/2020