MN Writes Reads


Do It Green! Minnesota’s 14th Annual Green Gifts Fair

Don’t miss Do It Green! Minnesota’s 14th Annual Green Gifts Fair at Midtown Global Market (Minneapolis) on Saturday, November 23rd,

  • 11/23/2019


Allison Austin grew up in a rural environment near Dayton, Minnesota. As a 7-year-old, she spent hours crushing herbs and

  • 08/01/2019

The Big Lake Effect

I grew up in a small northern Minnesota town that was rough around the edges. Even in the 1960s, in

  • 08/01/2019

What Our Parks Need

I grew up in Homewood, a planned neighborhood located in the Willards Hay area of North Minneapolis, which is about

  • 05/01/2019

A New Point of View

“The thing I’ll miss the most is seeing the stars at night, because in the city you only see like one

  • 09/01/2018

Outward Bound for Girls: 1965

In 1965, in northern Minnesota, 24 teenage girls had an experience that changed their lives. For 30 days, they lived

  • 07/01/2018

Why Green Spaces Are White

Growing up in Duluth, patches of wilderness were around every corner. As a white woman, I had unlimited access to safe, green spaces. I

  • 07/01/2018

Smooth Sailing at 105

The themes throughout the varied experiences of Pat Marble’s long life are about being comfortable, inquisitive, and interested in the

  • 07/01/2018

Wilderness exploration as teacher

The flag above me is flying straight out. Starched. How can a cloth flag do that? Fly with no ripples. 

  • 10/01/2015

The thread of emotion: Barb Kobe’s healing dolls transfer feelings from the inside to the outside

When her children were young, Barb Kobe began making hand puppets with a purpose. From her studies of development life

  • 04/01/2014