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Minnesota Supreme Court: No felony rape charge if the assailant doesn't intoxicate the victim

Minnesota Supreme Court: No felony rape charge if the assailant doesn’t intoxicate the victim

Tiana Meador, Editor in Chief March 27, 2021

A person who is sexually assaulted while intoxicated does not fit the designation for a felony charge if he or she consumed the alcohol or drugs voluntarily, the Minnesota Supreme Court said in a ruling...

Minnesota Waits to Legalize Sports Gambling

Minnesota Waits to Legalize Sports Gambling

Ben Deters, Contributor March 24, 2021

Minnesota is once again at risk of missing the opportunity to legalize sports betting, an industry that could bring in an estimated $40 million in new tax revenue to the state. In the spring of 2018, the...

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Tim Pawlenty speaks on The Future of the Republican Party

Max Fagan, Contributor March 24, 2021

Former Governor of Minnesota Tim Pawlenty spoke about the future of the Republican Party on Tuesday, March 9, in a Center for the Study of Politics and Governance online event at the University of Minnesota. Elected...

Mercury wooden thermometer stuck on snow shows very low temperatures. Temperatures in Celsius and Fahrenheit degrees. Cold winter weather. Twenty degrees under zero during the day.

Wind Turbines Work Well, Until They Freeze

Max Fagan, Contributor February 25, 2021

As 2021 is off to somewhat of a better start than 2020, the one thing that has been anything but normal has been the weather. The enormous mass of a cold front that originated in Siberia blew through the...

University of Minnesota approves new free tuition program for all campuses

University of Minnesota approves new free tuition program for all campuses

Kevin Dreyer, Contributor February 24, 2021

On Feb. 12, the University of Minnesota Board of Regents voted unanimously to approve a free tuition program for students whose families earn $50,000 per year or less. The program is planned to be in...

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Gophers rout Cornhuskers as they look to stay in the hunt for March Madness

Ethan Olson, Editor February 10, 2021

The Golden Gopher men's basketball team, who was previously on a bad stretch of games losing five of their last six, found no problem with their Monday night matchup beating the now 4-10 Nebraska Cornhuskers...

Minnesota Trump Supporters' Big Day Out

Minnesota Trump Supporters’ Big Day Out

Law Enforcement (and Journalists) Outnumber Protestors
Avery Heinen, Contributor February 1, 2021

If you don’t know about the riot that occurred at the Capitol on January 6, I’m not sure where you have been. Despite media assertions that this was a massive violent mob set on overtaking the US government...

Minnesota's Hmong and Somali Communities Explained

Minnesota’s Hmong and Somali Communities Explained

Jaden Welborn, Author January 27, 2021

When we think of diverse areas, we likely think of places like LA or New York City,3 which are up to 15 times more populated than Minneapolis: my home city. Minneapolis generally flies below that radar...

Current COVID-19 procedures are making it difficult for local gyms to not only stay open, but stay on top of reluctant anti-mask patrons. Once a place of gathering, now a place of robotic, socially distant, nervous energy. As staff desperately try to keep patrons in line, discarded masks and advisory signs now litter gym floors. Gym member Ming Dao says, “I would use the cardio equipment if I did not have to wear a mask, I hate it. Nobody uses the treadmills anymore so they won’t faint. I am tired of having staff remind me.”

Gyms during COVID-19: an employee’s perspective

Tiana Meador, Editor in Chief January 25, 2021

You may be wondering: what does the gym look like nowadays? If you are not a gym-goer, then this may be a curiosity of yours, otherwise – those who do go, know the regulations are not only hard to maintain,...

They Broke It, but We'll Have to Fix It

They Broke It, but We’ll Have to Fix It

Minnesota's government officials are going to have to face their failures
Avery Heinen, Contributor December 10, 2020

The big question that always seems to pop up the moment that chaos has at least somewhat settled is “Who is going to pay for this?” This was the case when the riots in Minneapolis slowed at the end...

Minnesota: The (Unoffical) Results Are In

Minnesota: The (Unoffical) Results Are In

Avery Heinen, Contributor November 21, 2020

While Minnesota’s election results won’t be fully certified until the State Canvassing Board meets and gives the thumbs up, the deadline for absentee ballots to be received and counted came and went...

The K-12 Conundrum

The K-12 Conundrum

A look into the COVID-19 responses of Minnesota's largest public school districts
Avery Heinen, Contributor November 4, 2020

Minnesota doesn’t have a blanket policy covering how all public K-12 schools in the state should be dealing with COVID-19 concerns. Prior to the start of the 2020-2021 school year, Gov. Walz instructed...

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