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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.

Converging Consciousness: A Plant & Human Co-creation

"To take the time for a visit — I think it means a lot to the plant."

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Court Judgments Against Landlords

HavenBrook Homes and Progress Residential In December 2023,…

Assistant Attorney General Katherine Kelly on How the State Protects Renters

Some of the new laws that went into effect this year are a step in the right direction.

Land Trusts and Co-op Housing: Building Better Neighborhoods

"The more community owners we have in those homes, the more we’re going to build that into a better block and a better neighborhood.”

An Emerging “Green-Collar” Workforce in Duluth

Unlike conventional training, green construction training emphasizes using eco-friendly building materials and waste reduction techniques and incorporating energy-efficient renewable sources.

Legacy Story: Squeezed, Hounded, and Harassed (2000)

As the number of available rental units in the Twin Cities shrinks, reported incidents of sexual harassment toward women tenants have increased.

AICHO: Creating Home in Our Homelands

When we strengthen ourselves collectively, we double the impact of individual lives. 

Solving Issues With the Unhoused: A Conversation With Rinal Ray

I think we’re getting much better at intently and intentionally listening, and then acting based on what people are telling us needs to happen.

The Erroneous Link Between Mental Illness and Violence

We are focused on mental illness as being key to  violence prevention — but it accounts for only five percent of the violence. 

SERIES: Debunking One of the Four Myths of Crime

Over the past year of “Re-Imagining Public Safety” conversations, we have noted four common but mistaken perceptions about violence and crime.

SERIES: Reducing Gender-Based Violence

Our ongoing conversations related to gender-based violence

Worthington School Board Decides 4-1 to Take Down LGBTQ+ Pride Flag

“I think there’s more good than harm being done to have something on the walls saying ‘everyone is welcome here.’”

ECOLUTION: The Science of Agriculture That Impacts Water and Soil Health

“The state’s waters are connected in ways scientists are just beginning to understand."