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Ax-Man has reopened for business at 1639 W. University. (Photo by Tesha M. Christensen) It’s been a tough few months for Ax-Man Surplus, but the longtime University Ave. business is back … more
City’s first step preserves use of TIF for redevelopment By JANE McCLURE Tenants at the Midway Center, damaged by fire and vandalism on May 28, are being forced to move out. Their leases have been … more
Tesha M. Christensen Over 148 journalists were attacked by police in the United States between May 28 and June 4, 2020. Yes. I said 148. Yes, by the police. Yes, in the United … more
Sara Dziuk Gina Blayney retired on June 30, after a 30-year career with Junior Achievement (1745 University Ave. W.), 15 of those years as President & CEO of Junior Achievement of the Upper … more
Otis Zanders of Ujaama Place Otis Zanders has had enough. “As the CEO of an organization that serves the most marginalized population in society, African American men, aged 18-30, … more
Over the past 40-year history, the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women (MCBW) has witnessed huge changes in how society thinks about domestic violence but there is still more work to be done, … more
On Thanksgiving Day 2019, Raven B. Gant’s ex-boyfriend shot and killed her in front of her minor daughter in North Minneapolis. Later, over the holiday weekend, Kjersten Marie Schladetzky, and … more
After 50 years, she’s encouraging others Editor’s note: The text below was from a speech Nadine wrote and gave at two Twin Cities churches during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We have used … more
Renee and mother Nadine fought for some normalcy during her childhood despite her father's abuse. Today, they are happy to say they are survivors. (Photo submitted) To the outside world, Fred* was … more
SUPPORT GROUPS Cornerstone Services ‑ Ongoing groups meet regularly for women, children and men 24-hour helpline: 952-884-0330 cornerstonemn.org Domestic Abuse Project ‑ Sessions offered … more
Domestic violence (also called intimate partner violence (IPV), domestic abuse or relationship abuse) is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner … more
Jennifer* grew up in a loving, two-parent household in the suburbs. She didn’t think she was in an abusive marriage but she knew that after five years and two kids, she had to get out. On the … more
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