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Junior Prom May Be Canceled, But The State 4-H Showcase Goes...

  Story published: September 14, 2020 This year marks the first Minnesota State Fair that Izzy O'Rourke has ever had to miss in her 17 years....
A white girl with a mask and a crown holds a bucket of cheese curds

Missing The Great Minnesota Get-Together in the Age of COVID-19

I may have cried when they handed me a Pronto Pup. I'm not originally from Minnesota. But years before I moved here, I'd scan article...

Why Is It So Tough for LGBTQ+ Folks to Get the...

For just about everyone living in the United States, healthcare costs can skyrocket, even for seemingly routine procedures. The costs of visits, prescription medications and...
Alberder Gillespie outside the state capitol

Motivated by Racism, One Black Woman Plans to Change Minnesota Politics

Alberder Gillespie sat on a bench outside of the Minnesota State Capitol and told me how she left the South to experience a new...

Minnesota Portraits: A Conversation with Stephen McClellan

Mentor, music business guru and notorious grouch, Stephen McClellan was interviewed while he was still a general manager at First Avenue nightclub, at a...

Minnesota Portraits: A Conversation with Mark Dayton

Teacher, street counselor and the future governor of Minnesota, Mark Dayton was interviewed when he was still the state auditor. The discussion revolves around...

Professional Sports Boycott or Strike?

  Back by popular demand - because our viewers demanded it - Professor Lanier Holt from The Ohio State University, formerly a reporter for the...

Why Do So Many Minnesotans Experience Food Insecurity?

Whether they live in the city, a suburb, or Greater Minnesota, nearly one in eight Minnesotans is affected by hunger, proving that issues of...

Addressing Food Insecurity in Minnesota Takes a Village

The first three pages in the Minnesota Department of Health's Food Access report are stark, revealing that the Land of 10,000 Lakes is lacking...

What’s Happening on the Front Lines of Food Justice?

In the early 1900s, formerly enslaved Black Americans and their descendants owned 14 million acres of land. A century later, 80 percent of this property has been lost. The overall...