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Stimulus bill signed to help struggling economy

Around 80-85 percent of Americans qualify for federal stimulus checks. These checks hope to provide financial security for those struggling to stay afloat.

Joseph Devins, Business Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2020

Since the COVID-19 outbreak began many people are out of work or working from home. This has severely impacted the United States and world economy. Due to this, Congress has conducted a bill to provide stimulus checks for citizens who are severely affected by the pandemic. The stimulus bill was signed into law on March 27, it consists of $2.2 trill...

MN legislature takes right step towards internet privacy

MN legislature takes right step towards internet privacy

Grace McDonough, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2017

On April 2 President Trump signed a decision by Congress overturning privacy protections approved late in the Obama administration, repealing measures on consumer control of their data. However, on March 29, the topic took a different turn in the Minnesota Legislature when Senator Ron Latz propo...

Schools should monitor social media in cases of bullying, dangerous behavior

Schools should monitor social media in cases of bullying, dangerous behavior

Ben Wicklund, Social Media Reporter

March 21, 2017

“Congress shall make no law to abridge the freedom of speech.” The First Amendment of the United States Constitution seems to be very clear about the guidelines surrounding the ability to voice your opinions, the government cannot abridge, or impose restrictions on, free speech. The problem of this amendment arises in its p...

Political women have positive and powerful impact

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Hailey Willius, Online Editor

February 13, 2017

Ilhan Omar, a newly elected Minnesota House Representative said, “No matter how many times we are assisting others to make decisions for us, we need to be the ones at that table. I want my voice there because my voice is the voice of so many people.” The rise of women in politics has had an extremely positi...

Police should use body cameras for safety and complaints

Graphic by Ryan Ekstrand

Cory Spawn, Broadcast Managing Editor

December 27, 2014

After the Ferguson shooting of Michael Brown, police departments are looking into purchasing body cameras to capture video of what happens away from the dash cam in the car.  There is no reason other than money that should stop departments from buying these beneficial cameras to keep officers safe and...

Congress needs to extend unemployment benefits

Graphic by Paul Hudachek

Alex Pierson

February 19, 2014

Today, 1.3 million Americans are currently depending on unemployment benefits. However, the problem is that unemployment benefits stopped at the end of 2013.  Those 1.3 million Americans were barely getting by with the benefits, but now they are struggling even more.  It has been a month and they have receiv...

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