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Befriending Pollinators

We are lucky to still have these bees in Minnesota, since they have disappeared from 95 percent of the places they used to live.

  • 05/25/2021
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On Freeing the Deeds

By training I am a historian and an artist. One keeps me grounded. The other makes me curious, and prompts

  • 05/25/2021
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Creating a Village

Taking breaths, pushing through mistakes — the process of creating beauty out of mistakes and never throwing anything away was so important. I am quite emotional writing this. I am realizing how therapeutic that process was for me.

  • 05/25/2021
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Finding Shelter in Encampment

“‘Here is a tent. Here is an air bed. Here is dinner.’ All things I desperately needed at the time.”

  • 05/25/2021
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The Poetry of Family

Sometimes it can be easier for people to open up to a stranger.

  • 04/23/2021
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2021 Summer Camp & Internship Guide

Ready to get your kids out of the house this summer? Here are the trainings, camps, and internship options we

  • 03/26/2021
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Why I Am a Safe Harbor Navigator

I joined the Minnesota Safe Harbor system as a navigator, which makes me feel like I can help change the lives of our vulnerable populations on a larger scale.

  • 03/25/2021
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Creating True Safety and Healing

Data suggests that prison is not an effective deterrent.

  • 02/25/2021
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Rebuilding Education

A child who is loved, educated, mentored, and healed is more likely to face adversities with resilience and contribute to

  • 02/25/2021
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The Call of the Wild

Wildlife patients do not understand that we are there to help them, and we cannot comfort them like pets. Being in captivity is inherently stressful and scary for our patients, so it is important to do what we can to shorten their stay with us.

  • 01/21/2021
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Work, Motherhood, & Pandemic

“Families were communal in the past. I hope that this is something we take away [from the pandemic] — how can we lend support to one another?”

  • 01/21/2021
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VIEW: Ellie Krug, “Trash”

I spent several hours reading the notecards and remembering what it was like to be loved unconditionally.

  • 01/10/2021