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Jackson is from Detroit and graduated from Western Michigan University in 2020. She was a Star Tribune intern in 2019, and also reported as an intern for The Flint Journal and NPR affiliate WMUK. Jackson enjoys traveling, reading and finding new-to-her coffee shops to visit in the Twin Cities.


Hearing on Muslim cemetery in south metro draws crowd

More than 100 people of varying faiths and ethnicities packed a south metro township hall Monday evening to discuss a cemetery that people of Muslim…


More Twin Cities communities, schools celebrate Juneteenth

The 2020 murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police and its aftermath nationwide highlighted the need for a sharper focus on equity, and elected leaders say recognizing Juneteenth is a step toward achieving that.


Moms turn to each other to heal after losing kids to gun violence

"The shooting comes and goes, but for the victim's families it's a lifetime sentence," says LaTanya Black, founder of the group Mothers Against Community Gun Violence.


'Grandma' Ruth Knelman, one of the oldest Minnesotans, dies at 111

Knelman spent years volunteering as an early childhood education reader at Temple Israel and Jefferson Community School in Minneapolis.


Children's Minnesota forms health equity collective

The Children's Minnesota health system launched a new program Wednesday to address health disparities among Minnesota families. The Collective for Community Health will work with…


In communities of color, scathing MPD report is not a surprise

Finally, some say, there is recognition of what they have recognized for decades.


Minnesota travelers mixed on lifting of mask mandate

Many travelers still chose to keep their noses and mouths covered, as recommended by the CDC.


Physician, researcher leads new state Health Equity Bureau

Launched last month, it will lead the state Department of Public Health's equity initiatives and solicit community input on those efforts.


Amir Locke case highlights reality for Black gun owners

They say they face a double standard when legally carrying their weapons.


Far from war, Ukraine refugees welcomed in Pelican Rapids

Residents in and around the western Minnesota city have rolled out the red carpet for a family that fled Chernihiv, a city close to the Russian border that faced severe damage.