Greater MN

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My Nontraditional Path

Growing up on a farm helped me to understand that, more than a daughter or a granddaughter, I was a

  • 03/24/2020
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The Power of Conversation

Members of our Somali community dislike impersonal communication. We are very communal people. Oral communication is how we share thoughts and ideas.

  • 03/24/2020
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A Blueprint to Thrive

“The vitality of our region, and the strength of our rural economy, depends on everyone being able to contribute, and it starts before birth. We need to ensure all our kids — our Indigenous children, our seventh-generation immigrant children, and our first-generation immigrant children — get the best possible start to life.’’ — Southwest Initiative Foundation President Diana Anderson

  • 02/24/2020
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Minding the Age Gap

The 2019 Status of Older Women in Minnesota report examines the economic well-being, health, and safety of women ages 55

  • 02/24/2020
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Equity Solutions & Quiz

In a related story we look at some of the statewide issues and policy suggestions stemming from the Minnesota Equity

  • 02/24/2020
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The Economic Impact of Immigration

Beltrami County in northern Minnesota came under scrutiny in January when it voted to refuse refugee resettlement there — even

  • 02/24/2020
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Improving Food Access

In 2009, my family and I bought a house out in the country and we filled our land with gardens.

  • 01/26/2020
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Into the Wild

Last summer, our Girl Scout troop went on a three-day trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. None of

  • 12/23/2019
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Creating Joy

Joy Dolo’s mission is to create opportunities for diverse performers to share their stories and transform narratives. It drives her

  • 11/26/2019
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Building Sustainable Community

Kim Norton was accustomed to being the “first” when she was elected in 2018 as the first woman to serve

  • 11/26/2019