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The Voting Rights Act of 1965 belongs on any short list of consequential 20th-century federal legislation. It widened access to the polls for Americans of color by outlawing vote-suppressing tactics that had been used primarily in the states of the former Confederacy in the century after the Civil War. And it provided a legal avenue for court challenges of future voting restrictions =E2=80=94 thereby remaining relevant to this day.
The walleye crisis on Mille Lacs sparked a fresh round of fingerpointing, and fewer targets take more blame than the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and the other bands who net fish in the shallows.
Minneapolis performing artist Patrick Scully brings the Mississippi River Boat Ballet to the festival. No art form requires more precision than ballet, so it's anyone's guess how Scully plans to keep nearly 50 boats; sailboats, kayaks, rowing shells, even a couple of bicycle-powered pontoons in balance, here are highlights from the rehearsal.
Damon Thibodeaux earned his high school equivalency degree more than two decades after dropping out of high school.
Damon Thibodeaux and Veronika Castellanos have dated for the last two years.