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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.

Converging Consciousness: A Plant & Human Co-creation

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

Helping Minnesota’s Forests Transition to a Warming Climate

Moving species and their climate-adapted populations in the direction of climate change is often referred to as “assisted migration.”

How Cherilyn Spears Moved Red Lake Nation to Food Sovereignty

Cherilyn Spears grew up at the Red Lake Nation in north…

Starting From the Kitchen: A Q&A With Lina “Mama Tshutshu” Nyaronge

It’s intricate, but everything starts with one person.

A Conversation with Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter: Innovation in Leadership (Part 1)

The biggest knocks when we started guaranteed basic income was, “Why would people work anymore if you're just giving away free money?” I've never heard anybody say that who could afford to quit their day job for $500 a month. 

Who Decides Whether Restorative Justice Is Allowed to Become More Effective Than Incarceration?

What we do in this country is we incarcerate, and we haven't really thought about anything other than incarcerate.

Commentary: It’s Past Time to Talk and Write Much Better About Gender-Based Violence

"Achieving a violence free Minnesota demands that we explicitly name domestic violence when and where it occurs, and that it remains a matter of community action before, during, and after tragedies like these—not just when first responders are killed in their attempts to assist."

Discovering an Obscure Black Underground Railroad Leader in Minnesota

Saint Paul may have been a more important stop on the Underground Railroad than previously thought.

Factory Farms Growing, at Taxpayer and Climate Expense — Minnesota Bucking Some National Trends

Corporate factory farms are continuing to expand into rural communities — taking over family farm spaces — while intensifying climate change issues and benefitting from taxpayer-funded subsidies.