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Donna Minter deals with what she calls a public health epidemic every day, even though "few know how to talk about it or are willing to address it."
Local park and recreation centers have many affordable indoor and outdoor options, Colleen Tusa says.
Dr. Helen Kim's work addresses the need for more people to focus on a mothers' health after birth.
Minneapolis Toy Library responds to a growing desire for affordable and environmentally conscious ways for kids to play.
Amber Miller hopes we'll take the final days of 2019 to ponder a big question: What do we want to do with the rest of our lives?
As the year draws to a close, let's be inspired by people who aspire to connect, heal and support their communities.
Aletta Brady created a web-based platform, called Our Climate Voices, to humanize the climate crisis by gathering and sharing personal stories.
Sarah Aadland has gathered loads of research confirming that altruistic kids are happy kids. And what better time than December to practice?
Danielle Monsrud has a personal connection to Hennepin County's Parent Support Outreach Program.
Nur Mood looks into the future every day — in the form of the bright young people walking across his St. Paul campus.
Their return is due to a historic two-year collaboration between leaders at the Poeh Cultural Center and representatives of the Smithsonian Institution.
People of limited means are often denied the health benefits and simple pleasures of fresh fruits and vegetables.
The "Interfaith Amigos" are serious about their mission to reject the idea of "otherization."
His particular concern is young people with developing brains who have taken to vaping like candy.
Here's why the postcard still matters to so many people.
Once it accepts a case, the center has been able to stop almost 100% of evictions.
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?