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Feline Power

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It can be so frustrating to be a disabled woman. Not so for a cat.

The People Who Help Us Bloom

The nice thing about this holiday project is that we make the rules.

2023 Changemaker Hli Xyooj: Bridging the Hmong Community

“How do I empower myself by empowering my community?”

Youth Mental Health Facility Opens in East Bethel

Minnesota Commissioner for the Department of Human Services, Jodi Harpstead, said her department estimates that kids facing mental health issues that interfere significantly with home and school affect 9 percent of the state's youth.

“Let’s Talk About Money” #1

What help and support did people need to get where they are? Sometimes we need help getting onto stable financial footing, and more people need to understand that is okay, and is more common than we think.

Data and Resources: Youth Well-Being

Pathways Home, Ramsey County approach to juvenile justice reform, maintaining connections for incarceration-impacted families, health care disparities report, and a storybook about anxiety

SERIES: Understanding the Youth Mental Health Crisis

People sometimes think that if a child is punished enough, they'll "get it" — but that doesn't change behavior. You have to teach new skill sets, how to rewire their brains.

Commentary: Why We Need Volunteers to Work on Behalf of Our Most Vulnerable Children

“I could never do what you’re doing.” Over the…
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A Place for the Holidays After Foster Care

It might be easy to take for granted what…
Rescue family

Little Rescue on the Prairie

I have been involved in animal rescue in…

Minnesota moms bear the brunt of the child care shortage

“Nobody had infant spots — it’s the hardest thing to come by."

Reforming Policy Around Foster Care

My wish for fosters who come after me is that success should not be based on luck.