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Realigning Affordable

I have become very much a holistic architect. I know that I have to use many different ways at looking at a project, and on behalf of the people who are not there. This is especially important to me because I come from the people who are not there.

  • 03/24/2020
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New Action Around Homelessness

In the recent past our society has allocated the problem of homelessness to the government. But just like any other institution, there are limits to what they can provide.

  • 03/24/2020
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The Simplicity of Our Complex Ecosystem

Kate Brauman’s enthusiastic description of the work she has devoted her career to is deceptively simple: “Much of my life is focused on this: If you put stuff in the water, you end up with stuff in the water.”

  • 03/24/2020
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Eating for Equity

Emily Torgrimson, executive director of Eat for Equity, harnesses the power of sharing a meal by encouraging and supporting sustainable

  • 03/24/2020
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Dalma Martinović-Weigelt: Water Protector

Green Card Voices released a book about immigrants in Minnesota who are engaged in STEM careers. We feature four of them in excerpted form in this Innovators issue.

  • 03/24/2020
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The Power of Conversation

Members of our Somali community dislike impersonal communication. We are very communal people. Oral communication is how we share thoughts and ideas.

  • 03/24/2020
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In the News: April 2020

Recovery for Nurses  In February, Wayside Recovery Center launched the first mental health and substance use disorder outpatient treatment program

  • 03/24/2020
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The Language of Professionals

When I was first thinking of applying to college, my knowledge was limited. I didn’t know about the process of

  • 02/24/2020
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In the News: March 2020

Dying With Dignity submitted by Rebecca Thoman Terminally ill Minnesotans await action from the Legislature on the End-of-Life Options Act

  • 02/24/2020
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A Blueprint to Thrive

“The vitality of our region, and the strength of our rural economy, depends on everyone being able to contribute, and it starts before birth. We need to ensure all our kids — our Indigenous children, our seventh-generation immigrant children, and our first-generation immigrant children — get the best possible start to life.’’ — Southwest Initiative Foundation President Diana Anderson

  • 02/24/2020