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.
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Restoring (Some of) Turtle Island

According to the TRUTH Project research, the U.S. government paid the Dakota two cents per acre in 1851. Circle News reported the land was then sold for 251 times that amount.

The Magical Root

That’s what it used to be like in our very tiny, rural Minnesota town where everyone knew each other, they knew what you liked to drink, and they most likely knew a lot of your secrets too.

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.

Solving Child Care Needs, Especially in Greater Minnesota

The separation in our policy between care and education is really a false dichotomy.

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.

Fly-Fishing Opened My Eyes

I learned that the better one understands the cycles of the stream, the easier it is to catch fish.

“We are Water Flows” Through Minnesota

“Was it the river’s fault?” It’s part of nature.

Walking for the Water

GitchiGami is the largest freshwater lake in the world. It is worth a walk around its 2,726–mile shoreline to speak to the water spirits.