MinnPost on Tumblr

Apr 23

“Though blacks and Hispanics typically have lower incomes than white borrowers, income differences do not explain the disparities — very-high-income blacks and Hispanics were more likely to receive subprime loans than very-low-income whites. In fact, very high income blacks were 3.8 times more likely to receive subprime loans for home purchases than very low income whites, and 1.9 times more likely to receive subprime refinance loans.” —

Twin Cities in Crisis: Unequal Treatment of Communities of Color in Mortgage Lending

More: University of Minnesota ‘redlining’ report: banks still hurting non-white homebuyers

Apr 16

MinnPost is tracking fundraising totals for candidates for governor, U.S. Senate and U.S. House in 2014. The data represents the latest information on file with the FEC and Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.

MinnPost is tracking fundraising totals for candidates for governor, U.S. Senate and U.S. House in 2014. The data represents the latest information on file with the FEC and Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.

Apr 14

[video]

Apr 09

[video]

Apr 08

[video]

Mar 26

Join us at the Historic State Theatre on Friday, April 25 for MinnRoast — our annual song-and-skit variety show featuring Lizz Winstead and your favorite local politicians, journalists, and media types.

Join us at the Historic State Theatre on Friday, April 25 for MinnRoast — our annual song-and-skit variety show featuring Lizz Winstead and your favorite local politicians, journalists, and media types.

[video]

Mar 21

Are these temperatures normal?
As Minnesotans, we all have opinions about how warm or cold it has been in the Twin Cities. To put things in context, we’ve compared the current temperature patterns with the 30-year average. Updated hourly.

Are these temperatures normal?

As Minnesotans, we all have opinions about how warm or cold it has been in the Twin Cities. To put things in context, we’ve compared the current temperature patterns with the 30-year average. Updated hourly.

Mar 12

(Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society)
In June 1950, also under pleasant flying conditions, the Northwest DC4 flight departed New York LaGuardia Airport in the evening, as scheduled.
Cruising at 3,500 feet over Lake Michigan, near Benton Harbor, Mich., Captain Robert Lind encountered a line of electrical storms and quickly asked permission to reduce altitude to 2,500 feet.
The Civil Aviation Authority could not grant the request because of congestion in the area. That was the last transmission received from Northwest Flight 2501.
Read more: Malaysian Air disappearance: Echoes of 1950 Northwest Airlines flight

(Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society)

In June 1950, also under pleasant flying conditions, the Northwest DC4 flight departed New York LaGuardia Airport in the evening, as scheduled.

Cruising at 3,500 feet over Lake Michigan, near Benton Harbor, Mich., Captain Robert Lind encountered a line of electrical storms and quickly asked permission to reduce altitude to 2,500 feet.

The Civil Aviation Authority could not grant the request because of congestion in the area. That was the last transmission received from Northwest Flight 2501.

Read more: Malaysian Air disappearance: Echoes of 1950 Northwest Airlines flight

[video]

Mar 11

City cycling: Healthful or hazardous to health? -

«Unless you are travelling at breakneck speed … there is nothing inherently dangerous about cycling — it’s the environment you’re in that creates danger.»

Mar 05

“There is no circumstance under which the Senate is going to do inflation. They can sit there until the snow melts — it’s not going to happen. We have checked with our members and we don’t have the votes for that.” —

Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk

Members of the House and Senate minimum wage conference committee traded offers Tuesday evening, with the issue of indexing the wage to inflation emerging as the key sticking point in negotiations.

Feb 26

[video]

“His moves on minimum wage have perplexed his union supporters and a huge cross-section of the DFL base who wonder: This is a guy who has pushed hard to get a new Senate office building constructed — for $63 million — but he can’t push for a decent minimum wage for the state’s lowest-paid workers? What sort of a DFLer is that?” — Read more: Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk’s leadership style confounds some, frustrates others

Feb 21

“About seven in 10 minimum-wage workers in Minnesota are women.” — Supporters of raising minimum wage point to gender gap in Minnesota