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Staff Editorial: New law benefits fight against COVID-19

Patients check into Methodist Hospital March 10. As the spread of COVID-19 continues, lawmakers made the decision to invest over $20 million to plan a statewide response to protect Minnesotans. Through this funding, hospitals will be better equipped to handle the outbreak.

March 13, 2020

After the first case of COVID-19 in Minnesota was announced March 6, state lawmakers have decided to rush $20.89 million to help fund and plan a public health response to protect citizens from the virus. The bill was passed unanimously by the Senate and House, and Gov. Tim Walz signed it into law March...

Minnesota House of Representatives passes two gun violence prevention bills

House files 8 and 9 were sent through Minnesota House of Representatives Feb. 27. The State Capitol houses the Minnesota House of Representatives and Senate.

Maggie Klaers

March 8, 2020

Less than 100 days into 2020, the United States has experienced 47 mass shootings, according to Gun Violence Archive. Junior Daniel Goldenberg said legislation has lagged behind the growing gun violence issue. “The last couple years with all the school shootings that have been occurring, and it's natio...

Country should support Equal Rights Amendment

Country should support Equal Rights Amendment

Samantha Klepfer

January 30, 2020

The Equal Rights Amendment was introduced to Congress by Alice Paul in 1923, according to the Washington Post. Almost a hundred years later, the debate over the ratification of the amendment still rages. The fact that equal rights are still hotly debated in 2020 is disappointing, to say the least. Virginia began its legislative p...

Journalist testifies for student free expression legislation

Dani Orloff

March 14, 2019

As senior Emma Yarger testified alongside three others in favor of the student free expression legislation, she said she felt powerful having a platform to express her point of view. “It was really cool to have the attention of so many adults on you because I feel like as a student you don't al...

Governor’s task force requested to end violence

The Minnesota state capitol located in St. Paul is lit by the sun April 16. Here is where bills to protect indigenous women will be drafted.

Hanna Schechter

April 18, 2018

After listening to a study on BBC about missing indigenous women, and Savanna Greywind’s abduction and murder in North Dakota, representative Mary Kunesh-Podein of the Minnesota legislature said she felt moved to act. “I thought, ‘why isn’t Minnesota doing something about this in Minnesota,’...

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