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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.

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.

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.

How Cherilyn Spears Moved Red Lake Nation to Food Sovereignty

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

Insights From the 2024 Saint Paul City Council Inauguration

"The truth is, to be a woman in a space that was not built for you is to know how to build space with your bare hands, to demand the attention of any room … to be a walking figure of change, of growth, to know how to rise and rise again and rise again and rise again and again and again and again."

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Join our new "Be a Badass" community to support stories, conversations, and connections with Minnesotans who are developing solutions and action around a few core topics, as well as support our monthly print and digital magazine.

Ellie Krug on How to Open Vulnerability and Compassion

“In many spaces, I am the first transgender person they've ever met. For me, that's a great responsibility, so I'm always trying to set the right tone to let people know that I'm really just like them.”

Changemaker: Outspoken PFAS critic Amara Strande, who died from cancer in 2023

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Minnesota Women Labor Journalists Uplifted Working People for Decades

I’m still learning about the writers I’ve mentioned here, many of whom are left out of the usual lists of pioneering journalists and women.

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A big event to connect engaged feminists who care about solutions and action