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Legacy

Legacy Story: An Oral History of Minnesota Women’s Press (1999)

We are trying to tell stories about women’s lives.

Legacy Story: A Newspaper in Which We See Ourselves (1985)

The first issue of Minnesota Women's Press.

Legacy Story: Environmental Warriors (2002)

“If I don’t take a stand against coal burning in my neighborhood, then I am tacitly giving the polluting corporations my permission to continue."

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Legacy Story: Farm Women Show Their Strengths as Crisis in Agriculture Deepens (1986)

Another strength women bring to the farm crisis is their ability to grieve.

Discovering an Obscure Black Underground Railroad Leader in Minnesota

Saint Paul may have been a more important stop on the Underground Railroad than previously thought.

Legacy Story: Standing Up For Themselves (1992)

If she had never damaged any property or created any other problems, she wondered, could the management company legally refuse to renew her lease?

We Are Celebrating Six Awards!

We are celebrating our triumphs at last night's Minnesota…

Legacy Story: Squeezed, Hounded, and Harassed (2000)

As the number of available rental units in the Twin Cities shrinks, reported incidents of sexual harassment toward women tenants have increased.

Legacy Story: Will Unionization Improve Child Care? (1990)

One of the best-trained, lowest-paid and most female-dominated workforces in the state, child care workers seek ways to increase benefits for themselves and the children they serve.

Then and Now: The Business of Women, circa 1982

When I landed my first professional job after college, back…

Legacy Story: When It Comes to Child Care, You Haven’t Come Very Far, Baby (1998)

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What we end up with is a system that is underfunded, has a high staff turnover, and is harmful to kids. 

Minnesota Women Labor Journalists Uplifted Working People for Decades

I’m still learning about the writers I’ve mentioned here, many of whom are left out of the usual lists of pioneering journalists and women.

Three Decades Covering Gender-Based Violence

Many of the stories we have published over the decades are not significantly different from today.

The Magical Root

That’s what it used to be like in our very tiny, rural Minnesota town where everyone knew each other, they knew what you liked to drink, and they most likely knew a lot of your secrets too.

It Happened in Duluth

I was born and raised here, and I didn’t know about this story until I was 18.