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MN legislative session ended on personal note

May 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota state Sen. Kent Eken fought for years to increase pay for those who care for the elderly and disabled, but as state legislators wound down their 2014 session, he made it personal.

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MN legislative session ended on personal note

May 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota state Sen. Kent Eken fought for years to increase pay for those who care for the elderly and disabled, but as state legislators wound down their 2014 session, he made it personal.

“I had a brother who was intellectually di…continue reading on dglobe.com

Ready to strike

May 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Unionized employees at JBS voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to authorize a strike after 10 months of contract negotiations have failed to reach agreement in key areas involving health care and wages for workers at the Worthington plant.
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Glitter rains down on group backing marriage amendment

September 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

On Sunday, four people on the SkyGlider ride sprinkled several pounds of glitter atop the Minnesota for Marriage booth. Nick Espinosa organized the dump on behalf of Minnesotans United for All Families, which opposes the 2012 constitutional amendment that’s endorsed by Minnesota for Marriage. Continue Reading

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Awards set for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 15, 2011 in INFORUM

Fargo to recognize human relations contributions at Fargo Theatre event

While celebrating the life and mission of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, the city of Fargo will honor those who have made contributions to human relations here in the metro. Continue Reading

Poll: Racial equality still elusive in U.S.

January 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

On Monday, the nation will mark the 25th anniversary of the federal observance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. But a recent poll found 77 percent of those interviewed say there has been significant progress toward King’s dream, about the same percentage as felt that way in 2006. More than one in five say they feel there has been “no significant progress” toward that dream. Continue Reading

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Report: Women should get combat roles

January 14, 2011 in INFORUM

WASHINGTON Women should finally be allowed to serve fully in combat, a military advisory panel said Friday in a report seeking to dismantle the last major area of discrimination in the armed forces. Continue Reading

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Certainty about equality remains same

January 14, 2011 in INFORUM

Poll shows Obama presidency hasn’t changed way US views equal rights

ATLANTA Having a black president hasn’t exactly led Americans to believe their country has moved closer to the ideal of racial equality preached by Martin Luther King Jr., according to a new poll. Continue Reading

Discerning the role of women in church: Only two of city’s 31 lead pastors are female

April 2, 2010 in The Daily Republic

Getting through seminary is tough enough, but for some women, there’s an added challenge.
They sometimes encounter male professors who think the ministry should be limited to men.
Kristi McLaughlin said it happened to her at what is now Sioux Falls Seminary.
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