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Downtown Minneapolis Is Still Holding On

How COVID-19’s impact on the city’s central business district has bruised some, broken others, and affected the whole region
Houston White, Amáda Márquez Simula, Amira Adawe, Yao Yaj, Taylor Ngiri Seaberg

22 Champions of Change in Minnesota

A deeper look at artists, leaders, farmers, and more fighting for equity, progress, and community

People Donated Millions After George Floyd’s Killing—What Happens Next?

A look at three Minneapolis-based racial justice GoFundMe campaigns, and the work still to come

Why This Man Gave Free Haircuts at George Floyd’s Memorial Site

Michael Hampton shares his thoughts on wealth inequality, the importance of education, and the vitality of the barbershop

UPDATED: Minnesota’s COVID-19 Stay Safe Plan

Gov. Tim Walz has announced new guidelines in effect June 10

Faces and Voices From a Justice for George Floyd Protest

Reactions from protesters who marched at the State Capitol and on I-94 in St. Paul

How Minnesotans Can Fight for Racial Justice

Organizations to support, actions to take, things to read, and people to follow
Canoeing on North Union Lake, one of 11 forming Alexandria's Chain of Lakes

Resilience and Beauty Make Alexandria Our “Best MN Town”

This lake community has what makes the state great: big ideas, bigger hearts, and a whole lot of hospitality

How COVID-19 Has, and Hasn’t, Changed Life for Minnesota’s Homeless

The Twin Cities were already feeling pressure to address a record-high number of homeless and unsheltered residents—and then a rampant virus enveloped the globe

Inside a Minnesota Family’s Three COVID-19 Quarantines

Yulin Yin was in Wuhan, China, as the novel coronavirus hit, and it’s since taken his family through fear, dread, racism, and hope in the face of illness