Money/Biz

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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
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Growing Year-Round in Minnesota

What is the difference between aquaponic, hydroponic, and aeroponic growing?

  • 02/02/2021
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A New Financial Ecosystem

To address barriers to accessing capital, you have to take an enhanced ecosystem approach.

  • 01/21/2021
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Themes for 2021 Minnesota Legislature

“Unfortunately, we are probably going to be addressing how to make budget cuts without hurting people,” she said.

  • 01/12/2021
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Women & Economic Power

This includes excerpts of articles published in Minnesota Women’s Press, which appears in “35 Years of Minnesota Women.

  • 12/23/2020
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Conversation With Acooa Ellis on Education

“It’s a red flag for me, very much top of mind — the impact of compounding societal challenges on education outcomes for kids who are already behind in access to opportunities.”

  • 12/16/2020
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The Alliance: Changing the Narrative

Essential to the work of The Alliance, Brown says, is developing respectful relationships so that everyone feels heard, which can mean “slowing down policy work to unpack power and other dynamics.”

  • 11/25/2020
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Minnesota’s Philanthropic Network: Seeking the Light

A deep dive into the light and dark of relying on philanthropy, including lists of suggested community-based transformation funds in Minnesota.

  • 10/23/2020
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Ecolution #2: The Flavor of Money

“What is money but a way to measure value, to facilitate exchange? And what is exchange but a type of relationship between people?”

  • 10/20/2020
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Ecolution #2: Collectives

We talked with Angela Dawson, founder of a hemp farm co-op based in Central Minnesota, about why and how

  • 10/16/2020
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Who Pays for Rebuilding?

The impact of the pandemic and unrest after George Floyd’s murder “uncovered what we’ve known for decades. The rebuild is part of a larger ecosystem that needs attention.”

  • 09/22/2020