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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
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Equity Solutions & Quiz

In a related story we look at some of the statewide issues and policy suggestions stemming from the Minnesota Equity

  • 02/24/2020
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My Communist Roots

Communism promised an equitable society with workers enjoying the fruits of their labors. Everyone would have housing, health care, education. There would be no discrimination against women, or religious minorities, or people of different ethnic backgrounds.

  • 02/24/2020
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Financial Trauma

What I want our communities to talk about: how generational trauma affects our financial wellbeing. We can learn and unlearn traumatic events that might be affecting us today, unconsciously sabotaging our own wellbeing.

  • 02/24/2020
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Improving Food Access

In 2009, my family and I bought a house out in the country and we filled our land with gardens.

  • 01/26/2020
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Action = Dining Out

In 2015, a local publication photographed an entirely male — and almost all white — line-up for the cover of

  • 01/26/2020
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Mindful Consumption

Born and raised in India in a middle-class family of educators, I come from a developing country with a rich

  • 01/26/2020
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February 2020 GoSeeDo

2/6 – 3/1 — The White Card Set at the dinner party of wealthy white art collectors and a Black

  • 01/26/2020