Omicron is here. Mitigation continues.

January 21, 2022 — RubicOnline with Henry Burkhardt The newest and most transmissible COVID-19 variant yet, Omicron, is here and altering the school day. The variant spreads more easily than the original COVID-19 virus. Anyone with an Omicron infection can spread the virus regardless of their vaccination status. Breakthrough infections in people who are fully […]

[SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS] Companies strive for Minnesota non-ferrous deposits

December 4, 2021 – RubicOnline Copper and nickel deposits were discovered near Duluth in 1948. While there are currently no mines in Minnesota, PolyMet Mining and Twin Metals Minnesota are developing the state’s first non-ferrous mine. There is a current trend toward more electric equipment (trucks, drills, shovels) in the mines. Joe Henderson, director of […]

[SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS] Line 3 in use, destruction arises

October 11, 2021 – RubicOnline October 14, 2021 – Best of SNO Barely three days after oil first flowed through the new Line 3 pipeline, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources released information on the environmental destruction caused by the pipeline. Construction punctured aquifers in January, and Artesian groundwater in the rural community of Clearwater County […]

Speaker Day brings together different perspectives on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Kevin Reese

Kevin Reese is the Director of Criminal Justice and Prison Justice Organizer at Voices for Racial Justice. He is an 2018 AWP intro Journals project award winner for poetry published in the Hayden Ferry Review. He has a running column in the Minnesota Spokesman Recorder. His writing is centered around humanity, organizing, transformative movements, and ancestral visionary poetry.