Reporter | Social issues

Marissa Evans writes about social issues for the Star Tribune.


State hits fresh record with 5,908 new coronavirus cases

Gov. Tim Walz is expected to renew the peacetime pandemic state of emergency this week, triggering a sixth special session of the Minnesota Legislature.


Quincy C. Blue Jr., talented singer and lover of knowledge, dies of COVID-19 at 67

Quincy "Quinn" C. Blue Jr. was a talented singer, but he always thought he could improve.He was the kind of singer who, if he could…


9 things to know about voting on Election Day in Minnesota

Welcome to Election Day 2020 in Minnesota! Congratulations, you made it. We’ve all been waiting for this day for a long time and no matter…


Minnesota tenants facing eviction during pandemic for police calls, drugs, damage

They're forced out due to police calls, property damage, other problems.


Small landlords in Minnesota grow wary as eviction moratorium continues

Rent payments are down, and bills are piling up.


Minnesota and the CDC have orders that stop evictions. Here's how they work

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced a halt to evictions in March to prevent people from being unsheltered during the coronavirus pandemic. Public health officials and…


Ramsey County judge holds court above garage, awaits reopening of eviction cases

Officials look to remote access, other "new normal" procedures.


More than 1,200 complaints filed to Minnesota attorney general about eviction moratorium

The updated numbers come as tenant and landlord relations have become strained in some cases as the statewide ban on evictions continues.


Minneapolis delays reopening 38th Street and Chicago Avenue

The intersection won't open Monday as planned as community activists and city officials work to figure out what to do with the area where George Floyd was killed.


People of color hit harder by COVID-19 in Twin Cities, data confirm

Black and Hispanic Minnesotans are far more likely to be infected than white Minnesotans, state data show.