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A Conversation with Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter: Innovation in Leadership (Part 1)

The biggest knocks when we started guaranteed basic income was, “Why would people work anymore if you're just giving away free money?” I've never heard anybody say that who could afford to quit their day job for $500 a month. 

Election Highlights: Saint Paul Elects All-Women City Council

Nadia Mohamed, a young candidate in Saint Louis Park, is the first Somali-American mayor. Saint Paul elects an all-women city council. Several newcomers do well in Minneapolis. Nationally, protecting abortion rights rose significantly in states like Ohio and Virginia.

SERIES: Q&A With Robin Wonsley on Minneapolis Policing, Housing, and Socialism

We had a lengthy conversation with Minneapolis city council member Robin Wonsley for her perspectives on public safety and housing. She has been a strong voice advocating for major changes in both issues. As one of the state's few Socialist candidates elected to office, we also wanted to unpack ideology with her.
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Little Rescue on the Prairie

I have been involved in animal rescue in…

Crystalized View: Worthington’s Need for a Unifying Space

I was witness to stories of inequality, pain, trauma, and disconnection, while marveling at the collective power of what could be: why they stay, and the future they envision for their children and grandchildren. 

Hometown Series: Concerns Raised in Worthington

Minnesota Women’s Press visited Worthington and talked with 30 residents about their experiences in the city. Most participants who came to the discussion were from immigrant communities — including Mexico, Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Laos.

It Happened in Duluth

I was born and raised here, and I didn’t know about this story until I was 18.

Hometown series: Peace-building in Northfield

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"I had a New Testament professor years ago who said that the number one religion in the world today is violence."

A Movement Rooted in Rural and Working-Class Values

These are the values I was raised with.

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.

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.

The Emerging Story of Brooklyn Center

How community leadership led to funding and citywide engagement