Minnesota Opinion Spotlight
POLL: Will You Read Rosengren'S New Novel?
John Rosengren is the Minneapolis-based author of nine books, most recently "A Clean Heart," a novel centered on the staff and patients of an adolescent drug treatment center inspired, in part, by Minnesota's pioneering St. Mary's. At a time of increased concern about drug and alcohol abuse — a June CDC study found 13% of respondents had started or increased substance use to cope with the pandemic — Rosengren shares his personal experience with addiction, recovery and 39 years of sobriety.
POLL: Did You Vote For Kim Ellison?
Voters in Minneapolis chose a mix of incumbents and fresh faces as the school board members they want to lead their districts through the ongoing challenges of distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as providing equity in education. In Minneapolis, four seats of the nine-person board were on...
POLL: Did You Wear A Mask When You Went To Vote At The Polls This Election Day?
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A requirement that Minnesota voters wear masks at the polls to help stop the spread of the coronavirus will remain in place on Election Day, after the U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to block the mandate while a lawsuit is being appealed.
POLL: Do You Think More Cities Around The U.S. Should Be Offering Free Mental Health Services During These Times?
At an especially stressful and isolating time for many already living with mental illness, a St. Paul-based nonprofit is reminding the public there’s no need to go it alone. The Minnesota chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is offering free online mental health support groups for individuals and families.
POLL: Do You Think Minneapolis Businesses Should Reopen Soon?
The Twin Cities office market is showing signs of life on both sides of the river despite the pandemic and the resulting economic slowdown, according to two new reports. In Minneapolis, leasing in third quarter of this year improved 3% from the previous quarter as the city saw 58,824-square-feet of positive net absorption, according to a new report by CBRE’s Twin Cities office.
POLL: Do You Think Democrats Will Be Able To Flip The Republican-Controlled Minnesota Senate?
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democrats hope to flip the Republican-controlled Minnesota Senate this November in an election that will determine political control of the Legislature. Both parties have pointed to a handful of suburban Senate races as battlegrounds for control in next year's legislative session. Democrats are also going after some GOP-held seats in greater Minnesota where they see a boost in immigrant growth.
POLL: Do You Think Gov. Walz Should Have His Peacetime Emergency Powers Extended?
ST PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota lawmakers met again Monday morning to discuss a point of ongoing tension between Republicans and Democrats at the statehouse: the continued emergency powers held by Governor Tim Walz. Gov. Walz said he wants to extend his peacetime emergency powers by another 30 days because the...
POLL: Have You Been Practicing These Tips?
Latest coronavirus headlines from Southwest Minneapolis, Hennepin County and across Minnesota:. Older adults are at higher risk for severe COVID-19 and other viral and bacterial illnesses. Consumer Reports offers tips on staying safe.
POLL: Should They Not Close Clinics During The Pandemic?
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis-based health care system says the coronavirus pandemic has caused deep operating losses, forcing it to close 16 clinics in Minnesota and Wisconsin and reduce its workforce by 900 employees. Fairview Health also plans to shut down Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul that had been handling...
POLL: Do You Think Buxton And Donaldson Will Recover From Their Injuries Quickly?
Last night, a pair of core Minnesota Twins players suffered injuries and had to leave the game. Josh Donaldson left the game early due to cramps in his right calf. Byron Buxton had to leave the game after being hit by a pitch on his helmet and was able to walk off under his own power. Not much news came out during the post-game, but the beat writers have reported some updates that have been announced this afternoon.
POLL: Do You Agree With Minneapolis Street Being Named After George Floyd ?
MINNEAPOLIS – A stretch of a Minneapolis street that includes the place where George Floyd was killed will soon be renamed in his honor. Although the street will still be called Chicago Avenue, the city will refer to the blocks between 37th and 39th streets as George Perry Floyd Jr. Place.
POLL: Do You Think Adding Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Will Increase Electric Car Usage?
Minneapolis and St. Paul will add 70 electric vehicle charging stations over the next two years as part of a new program intended to increase electric car use. The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $6.7 million to the new Twin Cities Electric Vehicle Mobility Network to build public charging hubs, develop a new one-way electric car sharing service and partner with local organizations to educate the public about electric cars.
POLL: Do You Think The Vikings Will Make The Playoffs This Year?
MINNEAPOLIS — Green Bay took a 22-10 advantage over Minnesota into the locker room at halftime on Sunday, Sept. 13. Aaron Rodgers threw touchdown passes to Davante Adams and Marquez Valdez-Scantling in the final minute of the half to grow the Packers lead. Two Mason Crosby field goals and a safety sack by Jaire Alexander rounded out the scoring for Green Bay.
POLL: Do You Think Law Makers Should Provide Aid To Families In Need Regardless Of Legal Technicalities?
MINNEAPOLIS — A pilot program proposed by St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter to guarantee $500 in monthly income to 150 low-income families affected by COVID-19 has hit a snag, with an influential congressional liberal questioning whether the plan to use federal coronavirus aid is legal. The St. Paul City Council...
POLL: Do You Think Reiff Is A Valuable Asset For The Vikings?
(Minneapolis, MN) -- After reports that left tackle Riley Reiff told teammates he expected to be cut due to not taking a lower salary, he and the Vikings have agreed to restructure his deal. The two have agreed to a new deal, though the details have not been disclosed. Reiff was set to make 10.9-million-dollars this year and 11.65-million next year.
POLL: Do You Think Minnesota Has Done An Effective Job Of Containing The Coronavirus?
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials reported one death due to the coronavirus on Monday, marking the lowest single-day death total statewide since April. The state health department reported 679 new cases, bringing the totals to 75,864 cases and 1,817 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. Hospitalizations number 306 patients, with 131 in intensive care. While growth in deaths and hospitalizations has tapered since late last month, Minnesota has seen a rise in new daily cases in recent days.
POLL: Do You Support Legislation That Would Provide $50 Billion In Funding For The U.S. Child Care Industry?
ST. PAUL — Minnesota's chief executives expressed their support on Monday, Aug. 31, for legislation co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Tina Smith that calls for a $50 billion in new funding for the U.S. child care industry in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking outside of a daycare center in northeast...
POLL: Do You Think That The New $300 Weekly Federal Benefits For Unemployed Minnesotans Will Actually Help Improve Matters?
ST PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Tim Walz and Commissioner of Employment and Economic Development Steve Grove have announced the state has applied for a new federal benefit program to help Minnesotans who are out of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If the state's application is approved by the federal...
POLL: Do You Agree Goodell Is Sincere In Wishing He Had "Listened Earlier To Colin Kaepernick?
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said that he wishes the NFL had “listened earlier” to the message Colin Kaepernick was trying to convey in 2016 when he started kneeling during the national anthem. “I wish we had listened earlier, Kaep, to what you were kneeling about and what you were trying...
POLL: Do You Agree With Bishop'S Job Performance?
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Senate Republicans aired grievances as they reviewed the job performance of Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Commissioner Laura Bishop. She's the latest cabinet member to face tough questions and potential removal amid disputes between Democratic Gov. Tim Walz and the Senate GOP majority. Several Republicans objected to how...
Minnesota Opinion Spotlight
Want to know what is your neighborhood opinion about trending controversial topics? Follow us so that you do not miss out on the most updated local opinions in Minnesota