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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.

Crystalized View: Worthington’s Need for a Unifying Space

I was witness to stories of inequality, pain, trauma, and disconnection, while marveling at the collective power of what could be: why they stay, and the future they envision for their children and grandchildren. 

My Second Life on the Water

Guiding fundamentally changed how I view, interact with, and share our rivers and natural spaces with others.

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VIEW: Tale of Two Cities — Selecting a Police Chief

Particularly in policing, but in every facet of civic life, what we need is to recenter the forming of partnerships as the heart of the activity, as both the means and the end.

A Gaping Hole

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If the guiding light is “What did America look like in the mid-19th century?,” we are screwed.
Ellie Krug

CALL: Being Authentic Even When You Are Afraid

We are all survivors of the human condition. All of us are attempting to make our way through the world. If we could go across the room and ask everybody to tell us "what makes you happy, what makes you sad, what challenge you have had in life, what success you have had, what makes you tick" — three things would happen.

VIEW: The Hopeful Messengers About Climate Change

While there is plenty of bad news out there about climate…

CALL: Ellie Krug on Breaking Barriers

How you can help me is get me in front of people who think that I am odd, and I will show them that I am not.

VIEW: Compassion for Someone Not Like Ourselves

No one can do a recovery process alone. Whether it be a chosen family, or people with similar backgrounds, or a neighbor's care and concern, or a neighborhood watch, human connection accompanies recovery.

VIEW: What We Need for the Disabled Community

The more people with disabilities like myself can tell our stories and be involved publicly, the better off we will be at the end of this legislative session.

VIEW: Perfectionism — The Fight I Will Never Win

Black women are not perfectionists because this is an innate personality trait, but because of the larger system of race-based discrimination we operate within.

VIEW: A 2003 Police Reform Effort Regroups

After the murder of George Floyd, community members who had been involved in earlier work for police reform returned to the agreement that had been negotiated with police and city representatives in 2003 to understand what more can be done today.

VIEW: Acts of Goodness

Minnesota Women's Press columnist Ellie Krug collects stories…

VIEW: Protecting a Garden Oasis From Development

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“It created community. People began looking at each other in the eye.”

Why We Need the ERA

The fight for legal equality for all persons continues at both the state and federal levels.