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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...
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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...

Chamindika Wanduragala Creates Wonderment in Puppetry and Stop Motion

  I’m a multidisciplinary artist building a world full of characters that are sometimes human, sometimes anthropomorphic creatures that exist in a space between dream...

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...

Minnesota Portraits: A Conversation with Horst

Salon worker, environmentalist, entrepreneur and, most notably, proponent of aromatherapy through his company Aveda, Horst Rechelbacher discusses his mother’s use of plants and herbs,...