I think the proposal is clearly aimed at stopping college students and other youth from voting and is quite unfortunate. I think we should be encouraging our youth to be involved in governance, not discouraging it, for not only their own good but for the future of our nation.
— MPR News reader Larry M. in answer to Today’s Question: Where do you stand on requiring Minnesotans to produce a photo ID to vote?
Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.