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In the News: February 2020

Trap or Grow The #GrowFood movement, started by North Minneapolis youth, has launched its first video, connected to its “Trap

  • 01/26/2020
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The Upcycler

Kristen McCoy, known to friends as “The Upcycler,” has a simple mission: to rescue used garments from the landfill and

  • 01/26/2020
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Chronicles of a Radical Hag

The following is excerpted from Lorna Landvik’s 2019 novel “Chronicles of a Radical Hag (With Recipes).” Throughout the book, Landvik

  • 01/26/2020
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Tending to the Garden

I worked my way from a too-young, abusive marriage to college as a single mom, then focused feverishly on my

  • 01/26/2020
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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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How To Have Fun This Year

There were many moments in the past year when I experienced the empowerment that comes from joy. I used fun

  • 12/23/2019
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My Unintended Journey

adapted from “Green Card Entrepreneur Voices” My life as a child in Nicaragua was happy and peaceful. I am the

  • 12/23/2019
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21 Grams

The weight of the soul is supposedly 21 grams. That is why a designer chose to put 21 grams of

  • 12/23/2019
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An Unknown Origin Story

On a January day in 2001, my mother and I sat together in the Gale Family Library at the Minnesota

  • 12/23/2019
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The Women of Seminary

I might be the first Buddhist program director at a Christian seminary. After I wrote an article in 2016 about

  • 11/26/2019