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ACT club hosts voter registration drive

Senior and ACT club leader Ruby Stillman talks about the voting drive to students at the senior meeting. The voting drive was held Feb. 20.

Isra Mohamed

March 4, 2020

According to junior Achieving Change Together club leader Gabriel Kaplan, the purpose of the club is get students involved in social activism. “The purpose of the club is to work on social activism. There is only so much we can do legally but we try to do the best that we could,” Kaplan said. ...

Beltrami County votes to prohibit refugee resettlement

Beltrami County votes to prohibit refugee resettlement

Kate Schneider

January 22, 2020

Beltrami County’s Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to prohibit newly arrived refugees from resettling in their county Jan. 7.  This decision is the opposite of what our country and the world needs to see, as worldwide refugee numbers continue to grow to 70.8 million as of 2018, according to The New ...

Staff Editorial: Hennepin County should vote to welcome refugees

According to the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library, 7% of Minnesota’s population were in foreign countries as of 2017. Minnesota has a history of accepting large numbers of refugees, including Hmong and Somali populations, who began settling in the late 20th century. As of 2015, Minnesota has the largest Somali population and the second largest Hmong population in the nation.

December 13, 2019

Following an executive order issued by President Trump Sept. 26, a North Dakota county created local tensions by considering a ban on refugees. Burleigh County attracted national attention over a rule mentioned in the executive order, authorizing both the State and local government to express written co...

Voting sparks responsibility for change

Voting sparks responsibility for change

Izzy Kanne

November 15, 2019

Turning eighteen this year has opened up many new opportunities in life, possibly the most exciting being able to exercise my right to vote. At first I was hesitant to vote at all. The local election snuck up on me and I didn’t know much about the candidates. I felt that since it was a smaller sca...

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