Greater MN

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Powered by the Wind

Minnesota ranks seventh in the country for wind energy generation, which in 2020 accounted for 22 percent of the state’s total energy generation.

  • 06/25/2021
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VIEW: A Mural Grows in St. James

To honor St. James, a former resident living in Atlanta asked a Latinx artist to work on a mural to capture what makes the community so unique.

  • 06/10/2021
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The Collaborative Energy in Granite Falls

The community of Granite Falls (pop. 2,897) is on the banks of the Minnesota River. The town was settled on

  • 06/07/2021
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Why I Am Reclaiming Community

For decades, money has been leaving our community. We are going to bring it back.

  • 05/25/2021
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Statewide Conversation: Vitality, June 17

We are kicking off a summer series of MWP Conversations on June 17, 5-6:30pm. These will largely be listening sessions,

  • 05/25/2021
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An Essential Ingredient for Rural Connection

If it were profitable, internet providers would be serving more communities.

  • 05/24/2021
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Discovering Small Town Equity

“Many of them grew up adopting the negative narrative that there are no opportunities or equity in small towns. That is not true. This work is flipping that narrative.”

  • 05/13/2021
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Outer Experiences

There is, however, another layer to the mission: explore what it means to be a Black Minnesotan.

  • 04/23/2021

What are the risks of extremism in Minnesota?

Moonshot, a safety tech firm, analyzed more than six months worth of search data showing online appetite for extremist mobilization to targeted violence, political violence, anti-government, conspiracy theories, and armed groups.

  • 04/01/2021
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Conversation With Rep. Heather Keeler

I do not want to keep having marches to remember these beautiful women and relatives because something awful happened to them. We have to be proactive.

  • 03/25/2021
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Tania Aubid, Water Protector

When they took down the trees, to me that is an act of genocide. That is a declaration of war against the Ojibwe — to push this pipeline through.

  • 03/25/2021
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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