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“No chants,” the title of the fierce and propulsive fifth track on Joe Rainey’s debut album Niineta, carries a double meaning. On one hand, it can be interpreted as a defensive posture, taken on behalf of pow wow singers like him against any outsider who might paint their musical tradition as simplistic by labeling it “chanting” as opposed to singing. But the phrase also has a more playful origin—adopted as a homonym, Rainey has said, for the catchphrase and theme song of Vince McMahon, the love-to-hate-him chief executive of World Wrestling Entertainment: no chance. As in, you’ve got no chance in hell.
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'This is preventable' | Here are some big, and small, steps we can take against mass shootings

MINNEAPOLIS — The latest mass shooting at an elementary school in Texas has left many Americans feeling overwhelmed and hopeless. Dr. James Densley is a social scientist, professor of criminal justice and co-author of the book: "The Violence Project: How to Stop A Mass Shooting Epidemic" — but as a father, he also felt overwhelmed and hopeless, at least for a night.
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Vikings Camp Battles & Roster Projection Part III: Defensive Front

In Part I of this series, I looked at the offensive skill positions, and in Part II the offensive line. Part III is focused on the defensive front- both linemen and linebackers. This may be the most difficult to evaluate in many respects, as the Vikings are moving to a 3-4 front that has subtle differences in trait and skillset requirements. There are also quite a few players with not much to form an evaluation on in terms of NFL regular season experience, so that will make the roster projections for the back half of the depth chart more difficult too.

Here are the bills Minnesota lawmakers did pass

ST PAUL, Minn. — In addition to signing bills that change Minnesota's liquor laws and expand bonuses for National Guard soldiers, Gov. Tim Walz signed dozens of bills into law on Sunday. The "Free the Growler" bill was one that a coalition of breweries statewide had been pushing for...

Demonstrators gather in Portland two years after George Floyd killed

PORTLAND, Ore. — People gathered Wednesday evening at Pioneer Courthouse Square in remembrance of George Floyd who was killed two years ago by a police officer in Minneapolis. The group began their demonstration at around 8 p.m. and then marched downtown. TriMet said demonstrations briefly disrupted service for Line...

Sign Bearing George Floyd’s Name Unveiled At 38th And Chicago: ‘This Is Just Another Step Forward’

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue is seemingly like any other intersection in south Minneapolis. But where those two roads meet and what happened at that spot changed not only the intersection itself, but the course of history. “Honestly I feel chill bumps. It’s a tragic event, but it’s a learning event,” said Charles Gallon, who was at the intersection while in town from Florida. George Floyd's family reveals the street sign that bears his name, just steps from the spot where he took his last breath at 38th and Chicago Ave. @WCCO — Jeff Wagner...

'Absolutely unbelievable' new building opens to help veterans in south Minneapolis

A few years ago, Tom McKenna was in a bit of a pickle. A decade earlier, McKenna, a Marine Corps veteran, had started an organization to help homeless and struggling veterans after driving past a homeless veteran at an Arden Hills intersection. He took the man to a Walmart and bought him the simplest of things that he needed most: underwear and socks.

President Biden Issues Order on Police Reform

On the first anniversary of the police murder of George Floyd, President Joe Biden invited the slain Black man’s family to the White House. At the time, Biden expressed optimism that the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act would become law. That didn’t happen. On the second anniversary...

Black Lives Matter march on two-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV)– Dozens of community members gathered Wednesday afternoon for a Black Lives Matter protest to mark the two year anniversary of the death of George Floyd, killed at the hands of Minneapolis Police Officers. The crowd walked from Victory Temple Fellowship Church to the Public Safety Building...

George Floyd was honored Wednesday–the second anniversary of his murder–with prayer, a water ritual, and a street sign commemorating his memory. Hundreds gathered for the somber memorial.

Hundreds gathered Wednesday at 38th Street and Chicago Avenue in south Minneapolis to celebrate and honor George Floyd’s memory on the second anniversary of his murder. Floyd’s family and friends participated in the unveiling of a street sign designating the intersection as “George Perry Floyd Square.”. Floyd’s...