Farming Needs Addressed in Town Hall and Omnibus Agriculture Bill

“I would like to see a proliferation of farmers markets in Greater Minnesota and regional community markets. The more we can invest in them, the better.”

  • 05/06/2023

Supporting Underserved Students

She saw what was possible for me long before I did.

  • 04/26/2023
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Rudimentary Vignettes: Public Safety

This ongoing collection of story excerpts offers bullet points related to public safety. We encourage you to share details with others. This topic is part of our “Hometown Values & Vision” statewide listening sessions.

  • 04/18/2023

2023 Legislative Priorities (Part 2)

As of March 29, 2023, in a week when omnibus bills are being fine-tuned for final steps in the legislative process this session.

  • 03/30/2023
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Protecting Minnesota Families at the Legislative Level

“Please use this as an example of what happens when we see the pain in our communities and we support them — they show up in really powerful ways.”

  • 03/30/2023

Home Is a Gateway to Dreams

Today I serve individuals who have been affected by poverty to reflect back to them someone who has been in their shoes.

  • 03/30/2023
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Marilyn Carlson Nelson Talks About Entrepreneurial Integrity … and More

“Whatever you do, do with integrity. Wherever you go, go as a leader. Whoever you serve, serve with care. Whenever you dream, dream with your all, and never, ever give up.”

  • 03/18/2023
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Discussions About State Grant Oversight Shaping Up at Minnesota Legislature

With several GOP legislators starting to use the term “guardrails” in terms of budget-related discussions, and many DFL legislators attempting to address long-term issues of housing and other public safety concerns with the budget surplus to be allocated this year, we examine financial audit at the state level.

  • 02/12/2023

Discussion on the Homeless Youth Act (HF444)

Rep. Hodan Hassan encouraged people to visit or volunteer at a shelter to understand the people facing these issues.

  • 02/07/2023

Commentary: How Can We Thrive When We Can Barely Survive?

Nearly all of us are working, yet most of us seem to be worse off than ever. Why?

  • 01/25/2023

Tracking Where the Budget Surplus Goes

Updated weekly as session progresses

  • 01/16/2023

A New Life for Foxtail Farm

Emmalyn Kayser & Chris Burkhouse

  • 12/29/2022