Greater MN

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Powered by the Wind

Minnesota ranks seventh in the country for wind energy generation, which in 2020 accounted for 22 percent of the state’s total energy generation.

  • 06/25/2021
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Naima Dhore: Cultivating Food Sovereignty

Unlike many white counterparts, farmers of color usually cannot expect to inherit land ownership or receive capital from a family member.

  • 06/25/2021
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Building Wildfire Resiliency

Ironically, the practices that have kept fire off the landscape are now creating an environment primed for catastrophic wildfire to occur.

  • 06/25/2021
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Will Minnesota Measure Racism?

The value of comprehensive data collection

  • 06/08/2021
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The Collaborative Energy in Granite Falls

The community of Granite Falls (pop. 2,897) is on the banks of the Minnesota River. The town was settled on

  • 06/07/2021
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Why I Am Reclaiming Community

For decades, money has been leaving our community. We are going to bring it back.

  • 05/25/2021
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Revitalization, With Language and Childcare

Lead for Minnesota is a program that recruits, trains, and places recent college graduates around the state into two-year paid fellowships in or near their home community. There are currently 24 fellows in the 2020 class placed around Minnesota. Here are two of them.

  • 05/25/2021
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Creating a Village

Taking breaths, pushing through mistakes — the process of creating beauty out of mistakes and never throwing anything away was so important. I am quite emotional writing this. I am realizing how therapeutic that process was for me.

  • 05/25/2021
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An Essential Ingredient for Rural Connection

If it were profitable, internet providers would be serving more communities.

  • 05/24/2021
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Discovering Small Town Equity

“Many of them grew up adopting the negative narrative that there are no opportunities or equity in small towns. That is not true. This work is flipping that narrative.”

  • 05/13/2021
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Outer Experiences

There is, however, another layer to the mission: explore what it means to be a Black Minnesotan.

  • 04/23/2021
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Sheila Lamb: The View From Cloquet

I did not feel vindicated that my testimony was proven correct but a deep sadness that what was foretold has come to be.

  • 03/25/2021