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Language Beyond Words

Dr. Anna Ruelle’s patients cannot tell her how they feel. That is part of the joy of being a veterinarian.

  • 06/25/2022
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How I Will Save My Tongue

I will stop kissing. Butts. People. Men infected with viruses invisible to the naked eye.

  • 06/25/2022
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Sisterhood, Not Cisterhood

Coming out is a big change, and it’s natural to have questions. If you’re close enough to a person, you can usually feel out if a question is okay.

  • 06/25/2022
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Reading to Live: Dyslexia and Racial Disparities in Minnesota

Parents recognized that their children were displaying behavioral problems at school, but not at home. I realized there was a problem bigger than they even knew.

  • 06/25/2022
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Finding My Voice After Losing My Native Language

My father was just a child when he had to make the difficult decision to leave his dying mother in the jungle of Laos because she was too sick and weak to continue to run from communist forces. Learning my grandmother’s last words for the first time brought me grief and wisdom.

  • 06/25/2022
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Public Safety On the Ballot This Year

The League of Women’s Voters Minneapolis is creating a series of commentaries related to the 2022 Midterm Elections. This is one of them.

  • 06/07/2022
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After Parental Rights are Terminated, Mothers Find Support in One Another

I am able to talk freely about my story without judgment and with total acceptance. This has changed my life.

  • 05/28/2022
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Step 2: Define Success on Individual Basis

Somebody came into my office and said ‘I relapsed yesterday. I already talked to my probation officer. I already have my bags packed to go to treatment.’ That is success for that person.

  • 05/28/2022
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In the News: June 2022

Naloxone Finder Map, Monthly Addiction Treatment Shot, Mental Health Crisis Response

  • 05/28/2022
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Step 1: Expand Treatment Centers

We can interrupt the cycle of children aging up into homelessness, which is a problem in our state.

  • 05/28/2022
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“Many People Who Do Bad Things Are Not Bad People”

Bit by bit, I shared more of my truth, however ugly, each time I returned.

  • 05/28/2022
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Label Cans, Not People

Why can’t we reward and celebrate the people who seek help?

  • 05/28/2022