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I literally sobbed at the beauty, hope, and possibility I felt in this stretch of land that has held such loss.
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I was born and raised here, and I didn’t know about this story until I was 18.
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Join our new "Be a Badass" community to support stories, conversations, and connections with Minnesotans who are developing solutions and action around a few core topics, as well as support our monthly print and digital magazine.
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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.
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There is an untapped incarcerated work force that can be held accountable and trained; they will be proud, dedicated employees, if given the opportunity.
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The most prevalent issues in community safety include domestic violence, as well as lack of options for treating mental health crises and addictions. This is a deep look at how Minnesota families and neighborhoods are impacted by these often-overlooked issues of public safety, and how Minnesotans can address these issues in a more comprehensive way than what policing is able to handle due to lack of personnel, attention, or training.
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Historical perspectives about transformative justice, philosophy about human evolution, and stories from the Changemakers Alliance visits to statewide communities for the "Hometown Values & Vision" series.
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How community leadership led to funding and citywide engagement
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"We don't ask enough hard questions about the billions of dollars we put into the retributive system. My restorative justice budget is under $100,000. You know what would work a lot better? If we funded it.”
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An elementary school child looked out the window and saw…
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"In reality, we focus more on robbers, drug dealers, and gangsters, when in fact ... these are the same people committing domestic violence. Maybe our focus should be on abusers, and it would have a trickle-down effect to other violent crimes."
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Images and conversation that are building authentic unity