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Among their often-unspoken dangers: high rates of cancer and heart disease, as well as mental health challenges
The nonprofit Wings For Widows offers free services, including financial coaching, during this difficult time.
On Oct. 5, the Minneapolis Institute of Art hosts its first "Creative Fuel" youth summit.
Ellen Pillsbury helps lead the Minnesota Department of Health's Walkable Community Workshops.
For 30 years, the Brooklyn Park-based owner of Uniquely Yours Consulting has been helping people, mostly by getting out of their own way.
Blake Elliott, vice president of operations for Rumi's parent company, Bridges MN, explains why he feels the timing is right for this service.
AmeriCorps — sometimes called the domestic Peace Corps — is demonstrating measurable success, aided by a robust Minnesota presence.
A local couple have made four intimate spaces available for free to all community members who need a spot to gather.
More than 50,000 victims of unspeakable trauma have begun to reclaim their lives thanks to this nonprofit's forgiveness model.
Reviews: 'Maybe You Should Talk to Someone,' by Lori Gottlieb, and 'At Briarwood School for Girls,' by Michael Knight
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone By Lori Gottlieb. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 412 pages, $28.) Few mysteries are more intoxicating than what goes on…
What if couples had a way to proactively practice talking to one another, not about kids or money stresses or in-laws, but about their own needs, vulnerabilities and desires?
A look at an unusual gifted-and-talented summer school class offered through West Suburban Summer School.
The Creators Space is a creativity center and coffeehouse that provides space and tools for creative people to incubate ideas.
The north Minneapolis business teaches local youths work skills and self-sufficiency, with plenty of fun still included.
For 45 years, Ned Crosby has randomly selected a microcosm of the population to gather and listen to and learn from experts on pressing societal issues before respectfully brainstorming solutions.
How do we let go? Minnesota native Diane Redleaf has a suggestion: Practice.
The nonprofit, among the Twin Cities' best-kept secrets, offers classes to the public as well.
Storytelling can be a powerful tool in disaster recovery.
Twin Cities financial planner Monica Eckberg shares her philosophy on how young people should save money.
Sgt. Carter, father of St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, is the founder and executive director of Save Our Sons.
The Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport has released its annual report card to document progress, or lack thereof.
Mary Latham's remarkable cross-country road trip collecting stories of kindness in every state, including Minnesota, will be turned into a book.
Elementary school kids start their own club to stymie bullying and promote kindness.
Meet Kaycee Stanley, the woman behind the Robbinsdale-based nonprofit the Reel Hope Project.
Lee Roper-Batker's leadership has led to changes in laws and police training.
'You changed my life': Mpls. law professor celebrated for all the lives he impacted over his 40-year career
David Weissbrodt is a pioneer and mentor in human rights.
To give or not to give? That's the question many of us struggle with as we see a person holding a cardboard sign at freeway exits or along busy pedestrian malls.
Sasha Cotton worked for years for state and federal agencies before feeling called to more grass-roots work as youth violence prevention coordinator for the city of Minneapolis.
The St. Paul-based nonprofit is celebrating 20 years of getting refurbished computers and low-cost internet into homes across the United States.
Luke Nichols' passion is housing instability, because "you just never know who" will be caught in its grip.
"In every teenager on the road, I see my daughter," Vijay Dixit says of his new mission.
Andrew Cameron elaborates on his inclusive vision for the soon-to-open Lions United Fitness Center.
Ellad Tadmor believes that strengthening our democracy isn't rocket science.
You'll help our future workforce practice firm handshakes, eye-contact and other terrifying interactions with adults before they move into summer jobs and beyond.
Her work builds trust — and futures.
Spring break might be coming for you, but not for these highly trained four-legged workers.
Like many baby boomers, John Leland is a front-row observer of aging as the son of a 90-year-old mother. Unlike most boomers, he felt driven…
As associate director for Minneapolis' Legal Rights Center, Sarah Davis says the worst place for at-risk youth is in our court system.
Tressa Reisetter's new book is called "Getting to Know Your Child's Brain."
The "narrative health" approach to connecting with patients is gaining national momentum.
Leslie MacKenzie is co-founder of Transition Longfellow, a neighborhood sustainability group that has operated out of south Minneapolis since 2011.
The nonprofit is the first in Minnesota to test a grant-funded program that sends coaches into at-risk households weekly for up to 18 months.
Rene Coult-Calendine of Fairview Health shares the program's goals and her hope for a new way to talk about overall well-being.
Chad Ellsworth knows that the road to self-improvement is bumpy. Often the biggest roadblock? Look in the mirror. Ellsworth is a career coach at the…
Tuleah Palmer's nonprofit, Northwest Indian Community Development Center, won a $500,000 Bush Prize for community innovation.
Beginning Jan. 1, Walser will offer paid parental leave as part of its continuing drive toward family-friendly policies.
The Hopkins-based Men's Shed is part of an international movement to address growing concern about isolation and loneliness, particularly among men post-retirement.
Wy Spano has studied, spoken and written about leadership throughout his professional life.
She's only weeks into her role, but Katie Lauer has been preparing for the job much of her life.
The exhibit, which runs through Jan. 6, is "full of activities that help visitors reflect, connect and explore emotions in a positive way."
Marcia Alexander, a Thrivent financial adviser and mother of three boys, says this isn't just prime shopping season, it's prime teaching season.
Yvette Erasmus of Edina is a psychologist in private practice who also offers free training on the Nonviolent Communication process.
His decision to become CEO of Phoenix-based nonprofit Make-A-Wish America was perplexing to some. It shouldn't have been.
In just under a decade, the Twin Cities nonprofit has saved nearly 17,000 at-risk dogs and cats.
We who have spent decades in the workplace might be finding things more confusing than usual. In the MeToo and Kavanaugh-Ford era, how much emotion…
Hagi Galvan leaps out of his mother’s car, grabs his neon orange safety patrol vest and flag, and walks briskly to his post at the…
Beulah's teaching gifts were recently honored with a 2018 Cultural Jambalaya Diversity Award. He talks about the award, and a classroom built on structure, discipline and love.
A new study found that nearly 83 percent of older drivers report never speaking to a relative or doctor about their safe driving ability.
With the list of men charged with abuse of power so deep and so shocking, how do we guide our sons?
Here's some guidance on how and why to donate thoughtfully to our neighbors.
Program manager Erin Walloch, a former teacher with a master's degree in multicultural education, schools us in the program, which matches seniors with struggling students.
Brianna Boone has long been drawn to work that improves the lives of people living on the margins, but she never imagined where she'd set up shop.
A clinical therapist at the Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Wis., offers parents guidance to find joy in new possibilities.
Jillian Peterson sees in us a mighty, and largely untapped, force to bring down the noise and defuse tensions.
Rick Klun of Duluth, executive director of the Center City Housing Corporation, says it's everyone's job to ensure that all our neighbors enjoy the dignity of a dwelling to call home.
Andrea Siegel, a 42-year-old social media marketer and mom of two, is a leader of No Straws Please Minneapolis, a grass-roots volunteer effort.
Twin Cities business executives Nancy O'Brien and Linda Saggau founded it after years of observing clients grow increasingly unhappy.
The Northside Circulator is part of a mission to provide access to basic amenities.
This is her last column for the Star Tribune. Beginning Aug. 4, she will take over editing the Inspired section.
Four teenage girls. Two tents. One hundred and thirty hours of nonstop togetherness. No cellphones. Lots of bugs. And one relentless thunderstorm. No reality show…
Thriviesta's interactive games, led by professional coaches and trainers, aim to bring people together "in a way that is fun and playful."
The struggle for work-life balance begins with baby's first breath, and is exacerbated by divorce.
Woodbury mom stresses importance of screenings and urges paying attention to symptoms.
Administrative officer says he has "one of the best jobs in the Veterans Administration."
His daughter is helping him sell them: "We're spreading joy and happiness, and we didn't even know it."