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The Minnesota Daily

Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily


Hunters for Hunters was founded last October with the express goal of removing wolves from the endangered species list, holding events across the state attended by politicians.

Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf?

by Logan Anderson
Published April 21, 2024
An organization is spreading misinformation about wolves in northern Minnesota following a disappointing deer hunting season last fall.
Many say building more housing is the best way to lower the vacancy rate and create affordable housing.

Vacancy rates across Twin Cities being addressed on state, local levels

by Natasha Delion
Published April 21, 2024
Various programs and bills aim to help create affordable housing and lower vacancy rates.
Debate around a religious exemption is creating tension among communities of faiths who hold conservative or progressive beliefs on gender.

Religious exemption to Minnesota Human Rights Act draws mixed reactions among faith communities

by Natasha Delion
Published April 14, 2024
After a 2023 amendment to include gender identity in the Minnesota Human Rights Act, some representatives want a religious exemption added.
The bill allocates $10 million to the Increase Teachers of Color Act for scholarships for aspiring teachers of color.

Teachers of Color Act seeks to improve diversity in Minnesota schools

by Alexandra DeYoe
Published April 10, 2024
The act provides financial scholarships and opportunities for students of color in teaching programs at state universities.
Nutritious Food Pantry at the Union in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Wednesday. Minnesota food shelves saw 7.5 million visits in 2023.

Proposed bill would give food banks $5 million annually

by Grace Aigner
Published April 10, 2024
The bill is among other legislative acts intending to reduce record-high hunger levels in Minnesota, a trend reflected in rising food insecurity for University students.
Senators and small businesses debate the idea around the minimum wage increase.

Bill would increase minimum wage to $15, eventually $20

by Maya Bell
Published April 3, 2024
Minnesota Legislature considers bill to increase the minimum wage concerning some small businesses.
Minnesota job applications will now come with the job’s starting salary as a new bill would require all businesses with 30 or more employees to include salary in job applications.

New bill proposed in legislature requires job applications to post salary

by Katrina Bailey
Published April 2, 2024
Job listings could soon be required to include the starting salary as a way to close the gender wage gap.
Sofia Cerkvenik, who now teaches 6th grade Minnesota Studies in the dual immersion program at Highland Park Middle School in St. Paul Public Schools. If passed, the bill would take effect in July 2025.

Legislature seeks to pass bill to pay student teachers

by Grace Aigner
Published April 1, 2024
The bill would provide funding to pay public school student teachers stipends for their work.
From left to right, Executive Director of Roots Community Birthing Center Rachel Voigt and owner Rebecca Poltson. The new law clarifies that midwives can obtain and administer drugs as part of their medical care for pregnant women.

Minnesota legislation to let midwives obtain, administer medication

by Maya Bell
Published March 31, 2024
Traditional midwives help provide medical care and attention to pregnant women.
The number of women in the Minnesota government has increased greatly in the 100 years since women first were elected to the Minnesota Legislature.

Growing number of women of all backgrounds take to politics

by Natasha Delion
Published March 30, 2024
From the first all-female city council to the growing representation of women in the state legislature and Congress, female Minnesota officials reflect on what it means to be a woman in politics.

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