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“The Holly”: A Story of Gang Violence and Solutions (part 1)

“For many elders, watching Black neighborhoods go to war with one another was devastating. Some saw it as a grotesque outgrowth of generations of trauma, this time fueled by tribalism, PTSD, and self-hatred.”

  • 07/28/2021
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Statewide Conversation: Ecosystems, July 21

We hosted the second of our summer series of bringing some of the state’s powerhouse women into a virtual room

  • 07/22/2021
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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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Storying the Mississippi

Introduction written by Kristy Ornelas For the majority of my life, the faces I saw recreating and educating on the

  • 06/25/2021
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Emerging from a Pandemic Economy

“This past year, [small businesses] all lost so much, how can we justify Amazon coming out so far ahead?”

  • 06/25/2021
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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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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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Building a Better Twin Cities

“We have learned how to make lemonade out of lemons.”

  • 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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The Partnership of Migizi & Du Nord

“We are all related, and that is how we will rebuild.”

  • 04/22/2021
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Patina Park: A Healing Budget

“To fix over 500 years of trauma and its impact, we need everyone.”

  • 03/25/2021
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The Anatomy of Mutual Aid

After the 2020 uprisings, two community-based organizations came together with neighbors to serve community. This is their story.

  • 02/25/2021