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Hometowns

TAPESTRY: How Housing Impacts My Community

Heidi Omerza, Mayor of Ely I was on bedrest pregnant with…

What the Housing Crisis Looks Like

Minnesota Housing Partnership (MHP) bi- annually…

Worthington School Board Decides 4-1 to Take Down LGBTQ+ Pride Flag

“I think there’s more good than harm being done to have something on the walls saying ‘everyone is welcome here.’”

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Farming Needs Addressed in Town Hall and Omnibus Agriculture Bill

"I would like to see a proliferation of farmers markets in Greater Minnesota and regional community markets. The more we can invest in them, the better.”

On Morals and Mortality: A Commentary From the Publisher

Our safety net is to work in a system of production within community.

A Circle by the River

Line Break Media and 100PercentMN, a coalition of organizations…

Breaking the Cycles that Lead to Violence

"We’re seeing a resurgence of interest in restorative justice, because it resonates, I think, at the core with so many of us."

What Matters to Us: Editor’s Letter and TOC

“You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time.” — Angela Davis

Navigating at Home

As I grow older, I find myself less driven by adrenaline, pride, or passion to change the world. I am more energized by the simple gatherings in my own community.

Deep Dive: Teaching Multicultural History Passes Into Law — With Similar Opposition from a Few Decades Ago

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Deep reporting of the wide perspectives of Minnesota legislators in discussing the ethnic studies bill proposed for an impending vote.

Protecting Minnesota Families at the Legislative Level

"Please use this as an example of what happens when we see the pain in our communities and we support them — they show up in really powerful ways.”

The Fight for Free Menstrual Products at School

To us, it was unfair that the school provided non-menstruators with the hygiene products they needed (toilet paper, soap, and paper towels) while every month, we were forced to scavenge.

SERIES: Hometown Values & Vision

Our visits to Minnesota communities to learn more about challenges from the people seeking and co-creating solutions

Discussion on the Homeless Youth Act (HF444)

Rep. Hodan Hassan encouraged people to visit or volunteer at a shelter to understand the people facing these issues.

Commentary: How Can We Thrive When We Can Barely Survive?

Nearly all of us are working, yet most of us seem to be worse off than ever. Why?