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Study: In MN, Blacks Far More Likely To Be Arrested For Pot Than Whites

A new study finds significantly more African Americans than whites are arrested for marijuana possession in Minnesota. Minnesota 2020, a nonpartisan think tank, says blacks account for 27 percent of marijuana possession arrests, but are only 6 percent of Minnesota’s population.

04/21/2014

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African-American Community ‘Fighting To Get A Seat’ At MNSure’s Table

Minnesota’s new health insurance program is under fire Tuesday from the state’s African-American leaders. They say MNsure is ignoring groups who have been working for years to sign up the uninsured.

09/10/2013

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MN Unemployment Affects Blacks 3x More Than Whites

Unemployment in the United States currently sits at 8.5 percent – the lowest it’s been in three years. That statistics, however, does not ring true for Minnesota’s African-American community.

01/09/2012

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Good Question: Why Is Jobless Gap By Race So Bad In MN?

In the Twin Cities, we’re used to being on top of lists about quality of life. But Wednesday’s headline in the Minneapolis Star Tribune screamed: “Our Black-White Jobless Gap: WORST IN THE NATION.” Why?

03/24/2011