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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...

How Generational Trauma Affects Our Financial Wellbeing

What I want our communities to talk about: how generational trauma affects our financial wellbeing. We can learn and unlearn traumatic events that might...

To Write Is to Cope – Especially During a Pandemic

Good morning. Tuesday, September 22 was the fall equinox - our first official day of fall. We can all say a fond or fierce...

Sheila Webb Brings Her Own Folding Chair

Shirley Chisholm once said, “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” I took that literally and moved forward...