A controversial new sculpture at the Walker Art Center that prompted an outcry among Minnesota's American Indian communities will be dismantled, the director said Saturday. The work is partly based on the 1862 hanging of 38 Dakota tribal members in Mankato.
White Bear Lake, the most dire of mudholes within vivid memory, is now rising so high that it's threatening to stream out through overflow pipes. Legal issues still remain, but locals are hopeful that they will finally have their beaches back.
The City Council has agreed to take up the subject this summer, the result of a citizen engagement effort focused on issues of race and ethnicity that produced a strong turnout and a forceful push to support immigrants.
Gov. Mark Dayton has succeeded in stripping the Minnesota Historical Society of its statutory authority as the state's preservation office, thanks to an omnibus bill passed by the House and Senate that awaits his signature.