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Getting Serious About Protecting Survivors of Partner Violence

“We are not different parts of a chain. We are different parts of a large mechanism and we have to work together.”

Highlights of Minnesota Women’s Press 39th Year Celebration and 1st Annual Badass Minnesotans Awards

The Minnesota Women’s Press April 13 event “39 Years of Voice and Vision” will be a jam-packed Saturday afternoon event to celebrate Badass Minnesotans — and our survival as the longest continuously run feminist publication in the U.S.

Vignettes From a Badass Life

Or, the Foundations of Trying to Live Without Fear

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A Conversation With Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan: What We Can Celebrate Around the State

Many of us have been working on these issues for two decades, and we are now seeing the fruit of that organizing.
a Minnesota Pollution Control Agency assessment of gas emission sources, prepared for legislators, detailing 2005-2018 data

Deep Dive: The Hopes and Insights of a Long-Time Climate Change Policy Advocate

"We have to stop depending on the infrastructure that our parents and grandparents built and start acting like Americans who can build things. Once we have a really great grid co-location with solar and wind, it is going to be less important in terms of where we live."

Legacy Story: Environmental Warriors (2002)

“If I don’t take a stand against coal burning in my neighborhood, then I am tacitly giving the polluting corporations my permission to continue."
Sue Aberholden

UPDATED 3-19: Top Issues to Reform Minnesota’s Mental Health System

The goal is not to build the police departments to be able to handle mental health crisis. The goal is to build our mental health system.

Deep Dive: How Legislators and Law Enforcement Are Divided on Using Force on Students

The contentious debate in the legislature continues about whether chokeholds can be used on students. This represents recent discussion by a variety of voices, from law enforcement to students to pediatric health specialists.

Part 2: Talking to Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter About Public Safety

We built this Community First Framework with the police union president and Black Lives Matter leaders sitting at the table in conversation with one another. We ask, “How does this make sense? What about that?”

Legacy Story: Farm Women Show Their Strengths as Crisis in Agriculture Deepens (1986)

Another strength women bring to the farm crisis is their ability to grieve.

UPDATED 3-12: Testimony and Debate About Gun Deaths of Children

The hearing opened with the acknowledgement that firearms are now the leading cause of death for U.S.  children, spiking considerably over the past ten years.
Shea Holt photo taken by Sarah Whiting at the 2023 Minnesota Women's Press event

How Youth Violence Happens:  A Conversation With Shea Holt 

A bruise I can feel today, tomorrow, maybe the next day. But the things that are harder to heal from are unseen. 

Farming Resilience

Farmer-led organizations, such as the National Farmers Union within the World Farmers Organization, have pushed to have our perspectives heard and included in these discussions about climate crisis solutions.

Burnt-Out People Cannot Serve a Burning Planet

I feel my shoulders rising, a rock in my stomach forming, and the recurring thought that I and we are not doing enough.