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Tag Archive for: Greater MN

Edie Barrett: My Run for House in Rural Minnesota

When it comes to behavioral change, and beliefs, this is not simply a Greater Minnesota challenge, nor a Minnesota challenge — it is a national challenge. It is THE challenge of our time. How do we find our way back to each other and to the values that connect us?

2022 Changemaker Kimberly Pilgrim: Champion for Resilience

She witnessed the power of standing up, facing fear, and finding one’s agency — a power she has guided other women to unearth within themselves over the past 25 years.

2022 Changemaker Seraphia Gravelle (Aguallo): Racial Justice on the Iron Range

Seraphia Gravelle (Aguallo) outside of the VEMA Multicultural…

Ranae Hanson on Solving for Minnesota’s Political Polarization

People in the North are frustrated because they don't feel like city people are talking about this at all, they don't see it coming up in the newspapers — they only see the other kind of mining. And it's pretty important.

Sprouting From Roots Around Little Falls

Founded in 2012 by a league of women invested in collective economic and community development, Sprout connects growers and eaters. After the operation grew too big for one farm, a facility was built with commercial-level amenities to support family-level farmers.

In Finland, Minnesota, Community Is a Verb

This type of community attracts people who value it. Our job is to nurture that so it continues.

The Value of Slow Money and Regional Food Systems

Our American culture cultivates a belief that you want to make as much money as fast as possible.

Commentary: Regarding Ukraine

Reprinted with permission from Minnesota Prairie Roots I…

What Is Our Story of Equity? Editor’s Letter & TOC

“People need jobs, equality, education. We still need to organize to learn how the economics and politics drive everything in life. Can’t stop now.” —Nellie Stone Johnson, at the age of 90 in 1995

In Rural Minnesota, Kids Lack Mental Health Care

“If we could fill all of our positions, we could serve about 1,000 more children in Minnesota.”

Sabine Engel: Bridge-Builder on Climate

Her role as a bridge between two countries enables her to see the value of an exchange of technical knowledge.

Agriculture at the Center of Change

Our state has 54 million acres of landscape — nearly 26 million of which is agricultural. That large agricultural base has a climate impact.