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A Global Network of Pen Pals Creates Connection During the Pandemic

Story published on: March 26, 2021 In journalism, there are six questions that are at the core of every story - who, what, when, where,...

Responding to Disparities: A Look at a Post-2020 United States

Have you ever had a cut in the most inconvenient place? One of those places that you continually bump and re-aggravate? That is the...

What’s It Like to Raise a Baby in a Pandemic?

  2020 was the best year of my life. It was also the worst. 2020 was the year my daughter was born. It was also the...

A Black Mother Contemplates What It Means to Defund the Police

I remember once, many years ago, watching a boyfriend run down a dimly lit street in downtown Minneapolis, a small package under his arm...

50 Years Later, You’re Still ‘Gonna Make It After All’

  This fall TV season marked the 50th anniversary of the premiere of the Mary Tyler Moore Show on CBS. The series belongs in the...

MN Hardcore, Episode 2: The Fastest Band in the World

  I saw my first Hüsker Dü show at an Oddfellows Hall in South Minneapolis. It was 1982, and I had recently bought the band's...

Considered a date with the riverbank and a handful of rocks...

Is this the best place to skip stones in the Twin Cities? I'll go out on a limb and say it is. At the edge...

Lady Midnight Brings a Spot of Light to the Darkness

  Art has always been a way for me to understand myself and the world around me. My name is Adriana Rimpel and, for the...

How to Manage With Not Much of Anything

This is exactly why we are overdue in having conversations about how to build equity into our community. We must do work together so...

Let’s Pause for a Moment of Wonder at the ‘North Shore’...

When the U.S. Corps of Army Engineers announces they are going to draw down the water level of the Mississippi River so they can...