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Children Should Be Our Language Committee

  Listen to children. They're the only ones making sense. ________________________________________________________________________ It turns out, Almanac’s David Gillette often has his pencils in tow – and he’s created some very...

Muslim Shero Suad Ismail Advocates for Mental Health

  As Suad Ismail sat in her high school psychology class and listened to her teacher give a lecture on mental health, she felt like...

An Abandoned Quarry Is Now An Ice Climber’s Dream

  Story published: February 2020 Quarry Park, an official city park in Duluth, Minn., was once the site of a blighted and abandoned rock quarry, known...

The Historic Minnesota Love Letters Almost Lost to Time

  There’s an important Minnesota love story of the Victorian era that almost never saw the light of day. A collection of more than 100...

Will Duluth’s Spirit Mountain survive financial woes?

  Story published: January 2020 In a packed, tension-filled Duluth City Council chambers last December, a handful of city residents came up to the podium to...

5 Misconceptions Minnesotans May Have About Homelessness

  It’s 2 pm on a warm October day, and Corey Samuels is driving under bridges, roaming empty parking lots and visiting the local food...

Muslim Shero Nimo Omar Fights for Labor Rights

  Physical spaces hold the power to transform us. Consider a classroom, a masjid, an urban park or any other place that becomes the scene...

Rose McGee Believes in the Unifying Power of Sweet Potato...

  Rose McGee does not love to cook. It's a surprising admission from a woman who's come to be known by many as "The Pie...

Wonder what it’s like inside a legalized hemp greenhouse?

  The sign outside says it all: “This is not marijuana. It will not get you high. These are hemp plants.” Why the warning? Because...

Why are people in their 30s and 40s moving to Greater...

  Mike and Amy McQuery of Waseca, Minn., along with their two sons, often find eating meals together a rarity. Mike is the head brewer...