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Collectively, We Hold These Truths: Editor’s Letter and TOC

We all need to be involved
in building communities, not focused solely on developing things. — Winona LaDuke

  • 07/28/2022
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An Introduction to the Commons

We have an upside-down narrative that seems to allow a few people and institutions to profit from the public spaces we care for.

  • 07/28/2022
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How to Create a Village in an Urban Space

adapted from onthecommons.org

  • 07/28/2022
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“Meeting in The Commons: How to Become Badass Collaborators”

My view of the media business I love is that we tend to be reactive, writing for a passive audience. But our most engaged readers are NOT passive, and want to get in front of the stories, to change outcomes.

  • 07/25/2022
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What Minnesota Politics Looks Like: Housing, Education, Public Safety

Phase Two of the CALL housing movement will begin this summer, which could include a scorecard of legislators’ work on behalf of solving the housing crisis.

  • 06/20/2022
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CALL: Let’s Talk Iron Range and Boundary Waters Politics

What we can do better in northern Minnesota — a conversation with four people who see the environmental, political, and community needs.

  • 06/15/2022
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De-stigmatizing Substance Use Disorders

We often do not treat people who are seeking help for a drug addiction with empathy. We treat them with judgment and scorn.

  • 05/28/2022
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The “YIMBY” vs. “NIMBY” Movement

They did not want ‘those’ kids near ‘their’ kids.

  • 05/28/2022
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My Path to the Polish-Ukrainian Border

Our gratitude to Bernadine Joselyn for sharing her 6,800-word essay with us about her recent experiences in Poland with Ukrainian refugees. This is an excerpt.

  • 04/23/2022
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CALL: Angela Dawson on Reclaiming Co-ops and Farming

I hope we can see you in the ecosystem of the cooperative, benefitting and participating in what we create for Minnesota.

  • 04/19/2022
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CALL: Lucina Kayee on Abolishing Foster Care

Even if you restructure the prison system, even if you abolish the prison system, you will still have child welfare, and child welfare — like every system — adapts. In Los Angeles, the largest group of people who are on death row come from the foster care system.

  • 04/18/2022