Nathan Amundson



Amazon Embraces Corporate Welfare in Search for New HQ

Amazon has gone across the North America searching for a location for its second Headquarters, drawing applications from all manner of communities. Now that the list has been narrowed down, we take an in-depth look at the impact of Amazon's search, and what it means for Minnesota.

University Mandates Spelling Class for Bridge Vandals, College Republicans

Recently, several student group panels on the Washington Avenue bridge were vandalized. Panels belonging to the College Republicans, Turning Point USA, Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow, the Bipartisan Issues Group and the Minnesota Republic were all targeted by the vandalizing “artists.” As the University has caught the vandals and a feast in their honor has been thrown, they must now pretend to punish the guilty parties while equivocating what the College Republicans painted on the bridge with vandalizing University property.

A view of downtown St. Paul in the morning with still water from the Mississippi River with reflection from the High Bridge.

Ford Site Rezoning Polarizes Saint Paul

The Saint Paul City Council held a public hearing regarding the proposed rezoning of the former site of a Highland Park Ford assembly plant on Wednesday, September 20. There were so many residents ready to speak that the hearing was extended past its supposed end time several times, bumping discussion and comment on a proposed menthol ban to the next week’s meeting. The Ford site, as it is called, is a 135-acre industrial area on the banks of the Mississippi River and the former location of a Ford Motor Company assembly plant that has sat vacant since its closing in 2011.

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President Kaler Responds to Student Petition

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler released a statement on November 30 titled “Support for non-citizen University of Minnesota community members” in response to a petition circulating around the university community since the 2016 election. The petition, which received over 1,500 student, staff, and faculty signatures before Kaler’s response, calls for university administrators to protect undocumented students on the University of Minnesota campus.