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Plant-Based

Allison Austin grew up in a rural environment near Dayton, Minnesota. As a 7-year-old, she spent hours crushing herbs and

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The Big Lake Effect

I grew up in a small northern Minnesota town that was rough around the edges. Even in the 1960s, in

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Growing Community

Minnesotans find themselves living in this state for a variety of reasons. For example, Khou Lor moved in 2012 from

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My Sanctuary of Wildcats

Twenty years ago my goal was to be a top executive at an advertising agency, raising a family in a

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Being the Bulldozer

At a recent Minnesota Farmers Union Women’s Conference, guest speaker Karen Clark asked each woman to name how she leads.

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Undercover

There are more than 90 pregnancy crisis centers in Minnesota. This essay was submitted by Vendela Cavanaugh, who decided to

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Taking Action Statewide

For more than a year, communities have met as part of the Thriving by Design Network, organized by Growth &

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Hearts of Our People

The new ground-breaking exhibit, “Hearts of Our People,” at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia), offers a look at how

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Transforming Hearts (Including My Own)

Kelly D. Holstine (Photo by Sarah Whiting) Over the past 12 years, thousands of students have shared their hearts, brains,

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A Cycling Journey of Firsts

In late 2017, with my 30th birthday around the corner, I was hungry for adventure. I craved slow travel and

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Doula to the Next Economy

Consent is about sex, and consent is about pipelines and mega-projects. In the old days, company men and governments used to just rape and pillage. That was how it went. It is not supposed to be those days now.

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A New World Dawning

In “Collapse: Dreaming Another World,” a memoir by Minneapolis attorney-turned-Jungian-analyst Medora Woods, she reflects on whether catastrophic events of late