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Skoog: Blood or bronze: What’s being protected?

Skoog: Blood or bronze: What's being protected?

Caroline Skoog

July 18, 2020

“Over the last five weeks, there has been a sustained assault on the life and property of civilians, law enforcement officers, government property and revered American monuments such as the Lincoln Memorial. Many of the rioters, arsonists and left-wing extremists who have carried out and supported th...

Skoog: Credits, connections and competition (or how to get away with sexual misconduct in the Minneapolis comedy scene)

Skoog: Credits, connections and competition (or how to get away with sexual misconduct in the Minneapolis comedy scene)

Caroline Skoog

July 9, 2020

Content warning: sexual misconduct, harassment Yelling jokes at indifferent Tinder dates who are just trying to enjoy a drink at the bar is unfortunately a skill that takes years to develop. When I started stand-up in 2016 as a first-year college student, I was not good. No first-timer is. I was lucky to...

Skoog: Booms, pops and psy-ops

Skoog: Booms, pops and psy-ops

Caroline Skoog

June 30, 2020

A frenzy of fireworks has been erupting in Minneapolis and in cities across the country every night for the last month. Maybe there’s an upcoming expiration date on the country’s entire arsenal of fireworks. Maybe I wasn’t invited to any of these block parties. Maybe nationwide police are celebrating th...

Wilson: Not without our sisters

Wilson: Not without our sisters

Ariana Wilson

June 26, 2020

Say her name.  Oluwatoyin Salau. Janet Wilson. Breonna Taylor. Sandra Bland. Tanisha Anderson. Dominique "Rem’mie" Fells. Riah Milton. Dominique Clayton. Michelle Cusseaux. Mya Hall. Rekia Boyd. Yvette Smith. Pamela Turner. Atatiana Jefferson. Miriam Carey.  In the wake of George Floyd’s...

Skoog: It can happen anywhere. It can start in Minneapolis.

Skoog: It can happen anywhere. It can start in Minneapolis.

Caroline Skoog

June 22, 2020

Of all the gripping photos to come out of the Twin Cities these past few weeks, the sites of mutual aid present the most unforgettable imagery. I’ve seen fires before; I have never experienced community like this. On the hottest days of the year, volunteers sweat clean through their t-shirts while th...

Skoog: Pomp and unprecedented circumstance

Skoog: Pomp and unprecedented circumstance

Caroline Skoog

June 17, 2020

Two years ago, I tweeted that the commencement ceremony would only be worth four years of tuition if we could each choose a walk up song, like a Major League Baseball player heading up to bat, with our statistics projected onto a Jumbotron. Maybe it’s my tendency to view symbols and pageantry with a ...

Scheffler: Trump’s church photo shoot was an ‘eff you’ to the American people

Scheffler: Trump's church photo shoot was an 'eff you' to the American people

Nick Scheffler

June 16, 2020

On June 1, President Donald J. Trump threatened to deploy the United States Armed Forces against the American people on their own streets. He then had a large crowd of peaceful protesters who were gathered outside the White House tear-gassed and shot with rubber pellets so that he could take a photo in...

Venkata: Foot on the pedal – don’t let up

Morgan La Casse

Uma Venkata

June 10, 2020

It looks like things might actually start to change: Minneapolis Police Department has been slated for dismantling by a veto-proof majority of the Minneapolis City Council; Mayor Frey does not intend to abolish police, but he does plan for “massive, structural and transformational reform.” Those ma...

Skoog: An account of the tear gas on Lake Street

Skoog: An account of the tear gas on Lake Street

Caroline Skoog

June 10, 2020

In the wake of George Floyd’s death by the agency of the Minneapolis Police Department, monumental protests have assembled in the fight against police violence and white supremacy. As Minnesotans gathered in the streets those first three days, Derek Chauvin, the officer recorded kneeling on Floyd’s ne...

Scheffler: If cops were a product, it’s time for a recall.

Scheffler: If cops were a product, it's time for a recall.

Nick Scheffler

June 2, 2020

A product is a thing or person that is the result of an action or process.Cops are a product in the protection business, just as Hasbro Easy-Bake Ovens are a product in the toy business. They are both the result of a number of processes, such as police training or product testing, that determines wh...