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Minnesota Women’s Press 2024 Youth Resource Guide: Jobs and Activities

Our annual summer guide with at least 80 camps, internships, work opportunities, and scholarships

A Conversation About Black Women’s Mental Health and Academia

In my mind, it was simply "let me get through it."

Deep Dive: How Legislators and Law Enforcement Are Divided on Using Force on Students

The contentious debate in the legislature continues about whether chokeholds can be used on students. This represents recent discussion by a variety of voices, from law enforcement to students to pediatric health specialists.

UPDATED 2-13: Policing Safety in Schools?

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As schools resume statewide, there is pushback by some politicians and law enforcement officers about not being able to use a prone hold — putting a student face down on the ground and applying weight to their head, throat, neck, or chest to restrict their ability to breathe.

An Emerging “Green-Collar” Workforce in Duluth

Unlike conventional training, green construction training emphasizes using eco-friendly building materials and waste reduction techniques and incorporating energy-efficient renewable sources.

SERIES: Debunking One of the Four Myths of Crime

Over the past year of “Re-Imagining Public Safety” conversations, we have noted four common but mistaken perceptions about violence and crime.

Worthington School Board Decides 4-1 to Take Down LGBTQ+ Pride Flag

“I think there’s more good than harm being done to have something on the walls saying ‘everyone is welcome here.’”

Legacy Story: Will Unionization Improve Child Care? (1990)

One of the best-trained, lowest-paid and most female-dominated workforces in the state, child care workers seek ways to increase benefits for themselves and the children they serve.

The Awesome Power of Awe

The more overwhelmed we are, the more we need awe.

2023 Changemaker: Mercedes Yarbrough: Re-Envisioning Education One Comic at a Time

The goal, she says, is to “empower kids of color to see their history through a positive lens.”

Youth Mental Health Facility Opens in East Bethel

Minnesota Commissioner for the Department of Human Services, Jodi Harpstead, said her department estimates that kids facing mental health issues that interfere significantly with home and school affect 9 percent of the state's youth.

Data and Resources: Youth Well-Being

Pathways Home, Ramsey County approach to juvenile justice reform, maintaining connections for incarceration-impacted families, health care disparities report, and a storybook about anxiety