Cody Nelson, Mother Jones

Cody Nelson

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Past articles by Cody:

These Democrats Are Helping Companies Take Gold From Public Lands for Free

Manchin blocked changes to Civil War-era mining law that costs the government billions. → Read More

How Minnesotans keep in touch, from a distance

The ways Minnesotans are staying in touch with their loved ones amid the coronavirus pandemic run the gamut of emotions. Here are some stories from people in the MPR News audience about how they’re communicating in a time of social distancing. → Read More

Even outside on a trail, 6 feet of distance is necessary

While many parks and trails are open in Minnesota, the DNR says people must follow the governor’s rules on social distancing, stay close to home and avoid crowded parks. → Read More

What would a shelter-in-place order look like in Minnesota?

A shelter-in-place order is among the tools Gov. Tim Walz is considering in the state’s attempt to slow the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what that could mean. → Read More

Fun things to do while social distancing

Here are some quarantine-friendly activities to make your downtime better. → Read More

Monday a.m. update: Protesters shut down Klobuchar event

Plus a mild forecast and a look at how Minnesota’s prison population is counted. → Read More

Minnesota’s presidential primary: Everything you need to know

Lingering questions about the process and how to join, answered. → Read More

Thursday a.m. update: ‘Are you trying to say that I'm dumb?’

Plus more from the latest Democratic debate and your forecast. → Read More

Minnesota lawmaker: Charge Facebook, Twitter for mental health impacts

The proposal by a Republican state senator would charge social media companies a fee for having Minnesota users and require a health warning upon login. → Read More

Thursday a.m. update: Well hello arctic blast

Plus Klobuchar’s campaign outlook and an insulin pump recall. → Read More

Friday a.m. update: Brace for weekend snow

Plus debunking coronavirus myths. → Read More

MPR News AM Update: Native students’ success, struggle at the U

Plus some snow in the forecast. → Read More

Monday a.m. update: Klobuchar faces major test in Iowa

Plus your forecast, Iowa caucus news and a shakeup among Minnesota DFLers. → Read More

Friday a.m. update: Why middle-income rent is going up

Plus a look at Amy Klobuchar’s final Iowa push. → Read More

Wednesday AM Update: A high of 40 is in our future

Plus invasive species’ effect on walleye and what could happen if Obamacare is overturned. → Read More

Blind sled dog completes 100-mile race in northern Minnesota

Indy, a 7-year-old Alaskan husky, is officially back in action after losing his sight more than three years ago. He’ll join a team of sled dogs to take on the 300-mile John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon later this month. → Read More

Disinformation 2020: How to spot faulty news this election year

How do you know if you can believe what you read about the 2020 campaign, especially on social media? The truth can be hard to find. Here are some ways to start. → Read More

MPR News AM Update: Twins, Loons clinch playoff slots

Plus more Ukraine news, coping with political stress and right-wing media stirs racial tensions in Chaska schools. Here’s what you need to know to start your Thursday. → Read More

MPR News AM Update: St. Paul sees 7th killing this month

Al Franken returns to public eye, Trump faces impeachment, a record drug bust in the suburbs. Here’s what you need to know to start your day. → Read More

Bob Anderson, ‘voice and face of International Falls,’ dies

International Falls Mayor Bob Anderson spent his entire life in the U.S.-Canada border town, a tireless advocate for the community and an employee at the local papermill for five decades → Read More