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I have been involved in animal rescue in…
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I was witness to stories of inequality, pain, trauma, and disconnection, while marveling at the collective power of what could be: why they stay, and the future they envision for their children and grandchildren.
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Minnesota Women’s Press visited Worthington and talked with 30 residents about their experiences in the city. Most participants who came to the discussion were from immigrant communities — including Mexico, Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Laos.
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According to the TRUTH Project research, the U.S. government paid the Dakota two cents per acre in 1851. Circle News reported the land was then sold for 251 times that amount.
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That’s what it used to be like in our very tiny, rural Minnesota town where everyone knew each other, they knew what you liked to drink, and they most likely knew a lot of your secrets too.
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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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"I had a New Testament professor years ago who said that the number one religion in the world today is violence."
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These are the values I was raised with.
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The separation in our policy between care and education is really a false dichotomy.
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As our Changemakers Alliance (CALL) newsletter reported in May, we visited Lewiston in southeastern Minnesota for a town hall forum about the water quality issues there. In this deep dive story, we will offer details about statewide water quality issues — such as runoff from agriculture and cancerous toxicity dangers. The next installment will include advocacy updates from local advocates working on solutions.
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I learned that the better one understands the cycles of the stream, the easier it is to catch fish.