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A Movement Rooted in Rural and Working-Class Values

These are the values I was raised with.

Solving Child Care Needs, Especially in Greater Minnesota

The separation in our policy between care and education is really a false dichotomy.

Ecolution SERIES: Diving Deep Into Minnesota Waters (Part 1)

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.

Fly-Fishing Opened My Eyes

I learned that the better one understands the cycles of the stream, the easier it is to catch fish.

“We are Water Flows” Through Minnesota

“Was it the river’s fault?” It’s part of nature.

Walking for the Water

GitchiGami is the largest freshwater lake in the world. It is worth a walk around its 2,726–mile shoreline to speak to the water spirits.

On Morality, Transformation, and Vulnerability: A Talk by the Publisher

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.

The Value of Sharing Neighborhood Stories in Duluth

People in the Hillside feel a great sense of pride, vibrancy, and beauty, while at the same time they recognize significant challenges, dangers, and concerns.

Anisa Hagi-Mohamed’s Affirmations

I feel like colonialism, war, and trauma have changed our language and mindsets. It doesn’t feel right. We come from such an abundant culture.

Changemakers Alliance: Re-imagining Public Safety

"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.”

Images from the Chisholm Juneteenth Celebration

Getting to know ourselves better. A glimpse of Minnesota communities: Juneteenth in Chisholm, and North Minneapolis.
The Our Justice Team: (l-r) Leah Soule, development director; Shayla Walker, executive director; and Megumi Rierson, communications director

One Year After Dobbs: Minnesota Abortion Providers Speak

It’s scarier [now] for patients and for providers — there are targets on our backs, but we’re committed to meeting people’s needs.