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Articles from November 28, 2017

How Minnesota's Hmong American Farmers Got Organized
Like many in Minnesota’s Hmong-American community, Pakou Hang comes from a family of farmers. “Even when we very young, starting from elementary school, we were helping our parents out in the field,” she said. “So it’s been a big part of our lives and...
Minnesotans Create Song, CD and Concert for Hurricane Relief
Remember Hurricane Harvey and how it hammered Texas? What about Hurricane Irma and Florida? Irma and Maria and the U.S. Virgin Islands? Maria and Puerto Rico? The devastation, the lives lost and disrupted, and the desperation of people still without...
Minnesota Spends Millions on Workforce Training. Here's How They Track Whether Those Programs Are Actually Effective
Last year, when former stay-at-home mom Kelley Carlson decided to go back to work, she worried about what kind of job she would be able to get after a decade out of the workforce.So she enrolled in a 12-week training program in manufacturing at Avivo,...
#Mumtoo: Her Memoir Explained a Lot
Shortly before Mum died, she told me that she was silently cheering for me from behind the lilac bushes the day I punched Tommy Zelnick*. Tommy was the neighborhood bully who beat me up when I was 5 years old. He was two years older than I, so he was...
People Associate Wine, Beer and Spirits with Different Types of Emotions, Study Finds
People associate different emotions with different types of alcohol, according to a study published online in the journal BMJ Open.The study, which surveyed almost 30,000 young adults from 21 countries, found that vodka, gin, whiskey, rum and other spirits...
Trump's Approval Ratings Achieve a Modest Comeback
Back in January of 2016, before the first primaries or caucuses that led to his eventual nomination and election, Donald Trump bragged that his supporters were so loyal – far more loyal than anyone else’s – that (video of him bragging here) he “could...
Who Deserves Credit for the Decades-Long Drop in Violent Crime in the Twin Cities? among Others, Community Organizations
The 1990s were a bloody time for big cities in the United States, as nationally, violent crimes — a category that includes murders, rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults — on a steep increase for decades, hit levels not seen in modern times.Here,...
Why ‘Simple Economics’ Is Often Wrong, and Other Book Recommendations for the Econ Lover in Your Life
You may have spent Thanksgiving enduring fervent arguments about the economy and economic policy. Since it is the Christmas season and time to think about gifts, here are some books on economics and the economy for your consideration. Books on economics...
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