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Jessica Bennett

Chad spoke with Jessica Bennett about the racial and physical assault towards her toddler by a drunk passenger on flight.

02/18/2013

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South High Riots

A student group at South High is working on race relations at the school. Learn more about them.

02/15/2013

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Empire State Building Race Inspires WCCO Event

Wednesday marks the annual run to the top of the Empire State Building, a race that’s been held each year since 1978. Since that race is invitation-only, we decided to have a race of our own right here in the WCCO studios.

02/06/2013

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Ice Boaters Race On Lake Pepin

Warm temperatures and last night’s rain didn’t make ideal conditions for the World Cup ice boating competition on Lake Pepin Wednesday. But racers from eight different countries say they’re happy to find any good piece of ice this winter.

01/29/2013

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Beargrease Sled Dog Race Postponed

Poor snow conditions have forced organizers to postpone the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon in northeastern Minnesota. The race had been scheduled to start Jan. 27. It’s now postponed until March 10.

01/15/2013

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Opinion: Obama’s Biggest Failure Has Been On Race Relations

Unfortunately, political poll after political poll reveals that the presidential election of 2012 has much to do – in fact, more to do – with the race of the presidential candidate than most anything else.

11/05/2012

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The 6th District Race: Bachmann Vs. Graves

Minnesota’s sixth congressional district race is one of the hottest contested races in the country.

10/14/2012

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GOP’s Kline Faces Tougher Race In Minn.’s 2nd

Republican John Kline hasn’t had a tough election in a while. He’s campaigning harder now that a new political map took away some of his most reliable supporters and added several Democratic-leaning areas to his southern suburban Twin Cities district.

10/07/2012

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Runners Embrace A Chilly Twin Cities Marathon

Thousands of runners laced up their shoes Sunday morning for the 31st Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon.

10/07/2012

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Opinion: Obama’s 2007 Speech is Disturbingly Racist

While there’s nothing wrong with an African-American president speaking in a black dialect, there is something terribly wrong with him speaking in a black accent and cadence when undoubtedly inciting racism to a predominantly African-American audience.

10/05/2012

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Opinion: The Unreported Racism Of The 2012 Election: 0% Of African-Americans Support Romney

The media keeps suggesting that the racism regarding candidates has to do with whites not wanting to vote for a black man, even though Barack Obama won a presidential election with a great amount of white support in 2008. What the media isn’t talking about is the NBC-Wall Street survey results which say that there are basically no black supporters for the Caucasian candidate, Mitt Romney, in 2012.

09/11/2012

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Cravaack, Nolan Trade Jabs As Race Takes Shape

Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack is kicking off his re-election campaign in northeastern Minnesota after Democratic primary voters chose former Rep. Rick Nolan as his opponent.

08/15/2012

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Opinion: Obama Fails To Address Black America’s Disappointments With His Presidency

Many who supported Obama in 2008 did so because they believed that he would help black Americans. The criticism four years later is that having a black president in the White House hasn’t helped African Americans at all.

08/09/2012

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Opinion: Republicans Bring Back Politics Of Racial Division

In 2008 it seemed we had entered a new era of post-racial politics, but the dog whistle politics of the Grand Old Party has again raised its ugly head. In fact, since Obama’s election the Tea Party Republicans efforts to race bait have only increased.

08/08/2012

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Finding Minnesota: Antique Car Run

This coming Saturday, Aug. 11, folks will have a chance to see quite the spectacle on the road. Dozens of antique cars, going as fast as they can go. It is a tradition entering its 26th year.

08/05/2012

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