Minnesota Women Labor Journalists Uplifted Working People for Decades

I’m still learning about the writers I’ve mentioned here, many of whom are left out of the usual lists of pioneering journalists and women.

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A big event to connect engaged feminists who care about solutions and action
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A Place for the Holidays After Foster Care

It might be easy to take for granted what…
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Little Rescue on the Prairie

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Veronica Mendez Martinez

A Conversation with Veronica Mendez Moore of CTUL

“My boss said we don’t do that here.” Others heard, “That passed, but it’s not for Latinos.” A law is just a piece of paper unless people can enforce it.

Ecolution SERIES: Diving Deep Into Minnesota Waters (Part 1)

As our Changemakers Alliance (CALL) newsletter reported in May, we visited Lewiston in southeastern Minnesota for a town hall forum about the water quality issues there. In this deep dive story, we will offer details about statewide water quality issues — such as runoff from agriculture and cancerous toxicity dangers. The next installment will include advocacy updates from local advocates working on solutions.

Deep Dive: Filling Gaps in Public Safety 

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The most prevalent issues in community safety include domestic violence, as well as lack of options for treating mental health crises and addictions. This is a deep look at how Minnesota families and neighborhoods are impacted by these often-overlooked issues of public safety, and how Minnesotans can address these issues in a more comprehensive way than what policing is able to handle due to lack of personnel, attention, or training.

The Value of Sharing Neighborhood Stories in Duluth

People in the Hillside feel a great sense of pride, vibrancy, and beauty, while at the same time they recognize significant challenges, dangers, and concerns.

Cake Therapy: Baking the Way to Change

When you get into the rhythm of baking and creating cake designs, it takes you out of your mind and into the silence of a safe space.

The Emerging Story of Brooklyn Center

How community leadership led to funding and citywide engagement

Racial Justice Network: Frank Talk About the Pushback to Reforming Criminal Legal System

Minneapolis police chief Brian O'Hara: "I perceived that everyone here wanted to change: residents, government, police officers. And I was wrong. People absolutely want progress, but people don't really want change.”