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This morning, Zaynab Mohamed announced her candidacy for Minnesota Senate in district 63. A long-time community organizer and progressive policy advocate, Zaynab enters the race with broad grassroots support and a strong vision for a better Minnesota. She will compete for the DFL endorsement in the party’s upcoming precinct caucuses and primary election. “My candidacy is grounded in a simple and steadfast belief: the belief that every one of us deserves access to the resources...

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An increase in Doula training and certification during the pandemic is helping equip a new workforce of professionals prepared to combat inequities in birthing outcomes. Racial inequities were prevalent before the pandemic but now concerns of expecting Black mothers are intensified as they try to navigate covid restrictions in hospitals while also hoping for a safe birthing experience. A doula is a professional labor assistant who provides physical and emotional support to you and your...

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The 17-page juror questionnaire for the Kimberly Potter trial is sectioned off in six parts including a total of nearly 80 questions. Potter, the former Brooklyn Center officer, is charged with first-degree and second-degree manslaughter for the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright on April 11 just miles away from where the Derek Chauvin Trial was happening. During that trial the public witnessed first hand the significance of the jury selection process and how it...

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On Oct. 25, criminal defense attorney, Kristi McNeilly, was convicted of theft-by-swindle for taking $15,000 from one of her clients in November 2018, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Tuesday. After a week-long trial, a Hennepin County jury found McNeilly, 46, of Woodbury, guilty after deliberating for less than an hour. McNeilly is scheduled for sentencing on Dec. 27, at 8:45 a.m. As per Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines, she is expected to receive probation and some...

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Covid preventive measures are known globally; wear a mask, stay six feet apart and wash your hands frequently. What’s not known globally is the intricacies of how single parents have been surviving the pandemic especially those who test positive for covid. Tonya Jones a single mother of five says it was a nightmare when she found out that she was covid positive. “I immediately went into a spiral, I didn’t know what to do.” With...

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During the sentencing hearing for Derek Chauvin Judge Cahill informed the public that he would publish a 26 page document following the June 25 hearing to explain how he reached his decision of sentencing Chauvin to 22 1/2 years in prison. While many people, including the George Floyd family, did not feel Chauvin’s sentence was long enough sentence Attorney General Keith Ellison did not object to the Judge’s decision. The request Ellison did make following...

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Minneapolis Police were in pursuit of a criminal suspect when they crashed into the vehicle of Leneal Frazier and killed him Tuesday morning. Frazier, an innocent bystander, was the uncle of Darnella Frazier the woman who captured George Floyd’s murder on camera. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Leneal Frazier, including Miss Darnella Frazier, who has now twice been directly impacted by lethal practices of the Minneapolis Police Department,” says civil rights...

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