“Religious Freedom” Bill Rolls Back Anti-Discrimination Protections Say LGBTQ Advocates

The Uptake for The Uptake Published May 8, 2015 - 12:09pm

A proposed law that would allow certain businesses to refuse services based upon religious grounds is drawing the ire of the advocates who fought to legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota.


... Read full story

Bird Flu "Doctor" Gets Cold Reception In MN House

UpTakeVideo for UpTakeVideo Published May 5, 2015 - 7:12pm

Rep. Ron Erhardt (DFL-Edina) appears on the Minnesota House floor wearing a lab coat and a stethoscope and starts insinuating that he may have caught the flu from eating turkey this weekend, and that it is possible it could have come from the bird flu epidemic that has hit Minnesota turkey farms. He is met with bi-partisan push back.


... Read full story

Viva Citizen Journalism! #GiveLocal15 is May 5th - Support The UpTake for the Win!

UpTakeVideo for UpTakeVideo Published May 5, 2015 - 1:40am

On Tuesday, May 5, GiveMN.org will be adding $1,000 to the donations of five random donors. We hope your gift to The UpTake will be one of the lucky winners.


... Read full story

Rage, Hope, Love Fueling Black Lives Matter Movement, Says Supporter

UpTakeVideo for UpTakeVideo Published May 3, 2015 - 1:20am

"The problem is poverty. The problem is racism," said Rev. Victoria Safford of the White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church. "The problem is deep, deep, old oppression."


... Read full story

Gang Members Blow Holes in Baltimore Police Narrative

Sam Seder for SamSeder Published April 28, 2015 - 6:20pm

Gang Members Blow Holes in Baltimore Police Narrative - Baltimore gang members explain what they are trying to do at the Baltimore protests and why they are trying to prevent violence. Also Baltimore’s record on systemic Police violence...


... Read full story

Anger Translator Reveals Obama's Real Feelings: Video

Teke O'Reilly for The Contributor Published April 26, 2015 - 5:00pm

Journalists, politicians, and celebrities gathered for the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner. Journalism awards and scholarships were presented, with the assistance of First Lady Michelle Obama. President Obama and comedian Cecily Strong made humorous remarks about politics and the media. 


... Read full story

Bill Nye's Science Conversation With Obama - Full Video

UpTakeVideo for UpTakeVideo Published April 24, 2015 - 6:04pm

Bill Nye's Science Conversation With Obama - Full Video


... Read full story

MN Nice Rebuttal: Structural Racism at Root of Offensive Remarks

The Uptake for The Uptake Published April 22, 2015 - 12:31pm

Others booed, but Rep. Rena Moran (DFL-St. Paul) thought for several hours before responding to a remark Rep. Jim Newberger (R-Becker) had made about North Minneapolis. During a debate on funding for the North Star rail line Newberger said “Boy, wouldn’t that be convenient, to have that rail line going from the prison to North Minneapolis." After hearing some grumbling he quickly added, “or to any section of our state.” Boos were heard in the House chamber.


... Read full story

Pages