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St. Paul soon to launch forgivable housing loan program for former Rondo residents

The initiative builds on the city's existing down payment assistance and homeowner rehab programs.


Bills making Juneteenth a state holiday, banning hair discrimination now law

The state's newest holiday will be recognized for the first time this year, with government offices closed.


Minnesota Legislature passes CROWN Act prohibiting hair discrimination

The bill, whose name stands for "Create a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair," prohibits discrimination based on hair texture and type,


Minnesota bill would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses

For one undocumented mom, driving children to school brings fear.


On MLK day, Twin Cities speakers urge 'keep moving forward' in justice fight, reparations push

Valerie Jarrett, CEO of the Obama Foundation, gave the keynote address at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Monday morning.


Homeland Security extends Temporary Protected Status for Somalia

The program offers an additional 18 months in the United States.


'Driver's Licenses for All' campaign debuts in key Minnesota House committee

Advocates say the law prohibiting undocumented people from acquiring driver's licenses poses a safety issue.


Twin Cities woman dies in snowmobile accident north of Hibbing

St. Louis County authorities say it appears snowmobile driver lost control of machine, struck tree.


Twin Cities business owner reunited with family after detainment in Ethiopia

About 50 people welcomed Tashitaa Tufaa at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.


Twin Cities businessman released in Ethiopia

Family members say they don't know why Tashitaa Tufaa was handcuffed at an airport after visiting his ailing mother.