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Articles from February 17, 2015

California's Drought, and Recent Trends, May Pale beside Our Probable Future
Minnesota has had its brushes with drought in recent years, but nothing like the experience of the American Southwest, where 11 years out of the last 14 have been marked by seriously deep, dry spells across large parts of Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico,...
Dayton Outlines 600 Road and Bridge Projects on Tap If Legislature Agrees
Gov. Mark Dayton today rolled out the comprehensive list of 600 road and bridge projects that he wants funded with a new gas tax.The projects in his proposal, which would cost $6 billion over 10 years, are online here (PDF), listed by county.The announcement...
George Morrison Show at the History Center: It's a Must
The Minnesota History Center may not be the first place you think of when you're looking for a major exhibition by an important American artist. But from now until April 26, it belongs among your top three. Together with the MIA's lavish 100th Birthday...
Government's Anti-Extremism Initiative Divides Twin Cities' Somali Community
The Twin Cities' Somali-American community and religious leaders are divided over an anti-terrorism initiative that aims to deter young Muslims from enlisting with the Islamic State and other violent extremist groups.Even while a delegation of local...
How a St. Paul Meeting of the National Afro-American Council Reshaped the Civil Rights Movement for Decades
In July 1902 St. Paul hosted the most important African-American political event of the year: the annual meeting of the National Afro- American Council (NAAC). St. Paul lawyer Fredrick McGhee organized it and hoped that it would produce a more united...
Judging the Supreme Court: More Harm Than Good, Says Prominent Legal Scholar
U.S Supreme Court Justices John Roberts and Sonia Sotomayor should be "ashamed of themselves," legal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky told a St. Paul audience Monday night.At his confirmation hearing, Roberts likened the job of a justice to that of a baseball...
Minnesota Cup Building a Network for Female Entrepreneurs
When Sairey Gernes' UrbanUndercover underwear line blew past its Kickstarter goal last year, the work wasn't over for the St. Paul entrepreneur.Exceeding her goal of $15,000 by $2,145 allowed Gernes to use a more cost-effective manufacturing hub in New...
Reducing Medical Overtreatment Will Require Large-Scale Political Mobilization
Despite all the reports about overdiagnosis and overtreatment in the United States (and estimates are that almost a third of all medical interventions in this country are unnecessary), many doctors want to take a more reasoned and less wasteful approach...
The Best of Frenemies: Why the Dayton-Bakk Pay Raise Rift Isn't Likely to Be Their Last Fight
Tom Bakk thinks history has a tendency to repeat itself in state politics. Tempers flare. Tensions boil over. Then they fade away.By his account, that includes the DFL Senate majority leader's latest "skirmish" with DFL Gov. Mark Dayton, who last week...
The Guthrie Names Joseph Haj Its Next Artistic Director
The yearlong search is over for the Guthrie's new artistic director. Joseph Haj, 51, will succeed Joe Dowling in July 2015, leaving his current position at PlayMakers Repertory Company, the theater company in residence at the University of North Carolina, Chapel...
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