Policy/Politics

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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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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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ERA Impressions from Virginia

ERA Minnesota sent two representatives to Richmond, Virginia, to help with the final push for the 38th state to ratify

  • 01/17/2020
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My Path Into Labor Rights

“One of the most important people at the rally was neither a politician nor an Amazon employee. Running operations behind the scenes alongside workers was a 23-year-old college student named Nimo Omar. At the Awood Center, people affectionately call her the lioness.” — Wired magazine

  • 12/23/2019
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Failing Mothers and Children

“For Black women in America, an inescapable atmosphere of societal and systemic racism can create a kind of toxic physiological stress resulting in conditions, including hypertension and pre-eclampsia, that lead directly to higher rates of infant and maternal death.” — Linda Villarosa

  • 12/23/2019
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Building Sustainable Community

Kim Norton was accustomed to being the “first” when she was elected in 2018 as the first woman to serve

  • 11/26/2019
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Tapping Into Human Potential

It’s all socially constructed, so you have equal amounts of compassion for the person who’s being battered and the person who’s battering. You’ll never end oppression with oppression.

  • 11/26/2019
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Turning Tragedy Into Action

I did not want anyone to forget about who [Philando] was and what he represented as a man — his devotion to his job and the children, always thinking about other people. I wanted to keep his legacy alive by doing the things that he held near and dear to his heart.

  • 11/26/2019

Women for Trump

Reader Lisa Burke, a healthcare professional, mother, and grandmother, attended the “Women for Trump” panel discussion at Union Depot on

  • 10/12/2019