OPINION, VOICES AGAINST VIOLENCE

What we’ve learned: Highlights from Intimate Partner Homicide Report

Posted on 11 February 2020

DIVING DEEPER Now in its 30th edition, the Femicide Report has a new name: the Intimate Partner Homicide Report coinciding with the renaming of the Minnesota Battered Women’s Coalition to Violence Free Minnesota. Over three decades, at least 685 people were killed due to relationship abuse. The youngest victim was just 22 weeks old; the […] Continue Reading

OPINION, VOICES AGAINST VIOLENCE

Letters to the Editor Feb 2020

Posted on 11 February 2020

We are not believed about our own lives Dear Editor: Thank you for interviewing Leigh Ann Block and, presumably, believing her story. Unlike the lawyers, judges and social workers who cared more about giving the violent man who would murder her daughter “a chance to demonstrate good behavior.” I could have lost either or both […] Continue Reading

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Read entire Feb. 2020 edition

Posted on 11 February 2020

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FEATURED, VOICES AGAINST VIOLENCE

Assume mothers get custody of kids in domestic abuse cases? Think again.

Posted on 11 February 2020

Violence Free Minnesota Executive Director points out abuser more likely to get custody in contested cases than mom    By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Over the past 40-year history, the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women (MCBW) has witnessed huge changes in how society thinks about domestic violence but there is still more work to be done, […] Continue Reading

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Room at Roosevelt promotes self-care, emotional well-being for students

Posted on 11 February 2020

RestART By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Room #215 doesn’t look like any other classroom at Roosevelt High School. Instead of desks and chairs, there are a few tables piled high with drawing paper, magic markers, and coloring books. There are couches for relaxing on, overstuffed pillows, books about self care – and it’s quiet. The classroom been […] Continue Reading

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Summer Camp Guide 2020

Posted on 11 February 2020

Create a cardboard castle, a cigar box guitar, or a Lego robot. Connect with long-time friends and make new ones while learning how to kayak, juggle or sew. Make a puppet, animated cartoon, stationary, or your own song. There are so many summer camp options in the Twin Cities area, your kids will have trouble […] Continue Reading

IN OUR COMMUNITY

So people won’t forget…

Posted on 11 February 2020

Novel focuses on mining strike of 1916 By JAN WILLMS Megan Marsnik wrote her novel “Under Ground,” based on the mining strike of 1916 in northern Minnesota so that people would not forget. Marsnik teaches creative writing and philosophy in Minnesota and has written poetry, short stories and two unpublished novels. But when she returned […] Continue Reading

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RRR: Better Futures Minnesota helps men rebuild their lives with dignity, while supporting green enterprise

Posted on 11 February 2020

By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN The Reuse Warehouse is keeping more than 650 tons of construction material out of landfills and incinerators annually, through their deconstruction services and sale of salvaged building materials. While providing this environmental benefit, they are also helping their employees repair and rebuild their lives from the ground up. Proceeds from sales at […] Continue Reading

IN OUR COMMUNITY

In Our Community Feb 2020

Posted on 11 February 2020

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Refuse: rethinking waste at Feb. 3 event Curious to know where your recycling goes once the city hauls it away? Interested in learning more about zero-waste strategies? Not sure where to take your gear when it needs to be fixed? Join us at Matthews Park Recreation Center on Monday, Feb. 3 from […] Continue Reading

SCHOOL

El Colegio hires new executive director

Posted on 11 February 2020

El Colegio High School is excited to announce Katie Groh de Aviña as the new executive director. She began after winter break. El Colegio (4147 Bloomington Ave.) is a small public high school in Minneapolis that has been serving students in English and Spanish since 2000. Ms. Katie comes to El Colegio after having most […] Continue Reading

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