Kate DiCamillo’s Writing Life Is Fueled by Walking

Far from a solitary and sedate life, she indicates, writing requires movement of the body, heart, and mind.

I’ve Arrived

"I’ve arrived in rural Minnesota — a small town where the Dairy Queen is the threshold guardian along Highway 75."

Communities Grapple With Abusive Partners Who Also Are Parents

We talked with Melissa Scaia, a long-time advocate for survivors of gender-based violence, about the dynamics in families with an abusive parent, and what can and cannot be done to change experiences.

Minnesota Women’s Press 2024 Youth Resource Guide: Jobs and Activities

Our annual summer guide with at least 80 camps, internships, work opportunities, and scholarships

The Joshua Poems: Coping With a Child’s Suicide

We don’t move on. We live with him inside out. Day in. Day out. At night when we least want to. In public when it surprises us.

A Healing Journey With Lyrics (updated with music festival images)

How do you explain cancer to your young children while fighting the hardest physical battle you have ever faced? 

Recipe: Purple Rain Salad

"Food makes community."

“Let Them Eat Cake” A Tasty Glimpse at How Minnesotans Celebrate

She says cake decorations look more like abstract paintings today than they did in the past, with “smears and watercolor effects.”

Brain Stimulation and Respite: How a memory loss program serves people coping with dementia at home

“It’s beautiful to see how they build that connection and look forward to being with each other.”

Readers Respond: What is your favorite children’s book?

“I never knew a book could make you think and cry so much.”

Commentary: Progress, and Next Steps, in Protecting Homeowners from Faulty HOAs

If a home has mold or a structural problem, there are remedies for the homeowner. But if an HOA structure is not solid, sound, or ethical, there is very little recourse for the homeowner.