Your Voices

Your Voices features unique perspectives from members of your community. Here you’ll find commentary on current events, public issues and day-to-day life in Minnesota.

Jamal Abdulahi

Jamal Abdulahi

By Jamal Abdulahi
Jamal Abdulahi is an independent analyst. He writes about politics, economy and Minnesota's Somali-American community. He also blogs at www.minnesotacivic.com.
Debut Dad

Debut Dad

By Tim Gihring
Tim Gihring is an editor at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and a former editor of Minnesota Monthly magazine. His reporting and essays have appeared in Best Food Writing, Fodor’s, Salon, and newspapers around the world. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and daughter — the impetus for this blog.
Nekima Levy-Pounds

Nekima Levy-Pounds

By Nekima Levy-Pounds
Nekima Levy-Pounds is a professor of law at the University of St. Thomas Law School and the founding director of the Community Justice Project, a civil rights legal clinic. She is an expert on issues at the intersection of race, law, criminal justice, public education and public policy. Follow her on Twitter at @nvlevy.
Cycling Twin Cities

Cycling Twin Cities

By Patrick Stephenson
Patrick Stephenson is a copywriter at Minnesota Public Radio and the director of 30 Days of Biking. Follow him on Twitter, @patiomensch, where he tweets like 5,000 times a day.
Michael Brodkorb

Michael Brodkorb

By Michael Brodkorb
A lifelong resident of Minnesota, Michael Brodkorb is an experienced communications, social media, public affairs & research consultant and is an observer of all things political. He also blogs at politics.mn. He lives in Eagan with his family.
Up North Report

Up North Report

By Aaron Brown
Aaron J. Brown is an author and radio producer who teaches at Hibbing Community College. Years of writing about Iron Range news, history, culture and politics have culminated in his blog MinnesotaBrown.com. He lives on the western Mesabi Iron Range in Itasca County with his family.
Kidding Around

Kidding Around

By Samara Postuma
Samara Tilkens Postuma is raising five kids from infant to teen in the St. Michael area with her husband, Jeff. When not found driving kids to and from activities, helping with homework or at the park or pool, you can find her sharing her life online where she does some freelance writing and social media work and also writes at her own blog, www.simplicityinthesuburbs.com.
Chey Cab

Chey Cab

By Chey Cab
Chey Eisenman is a local cabdriver who tweets (@CheyCab) about life behind the wheel. She calls herself Chey Cab. She's driven to improve the taxi experience for passengers and drivers. She can be reached at CheyCab@gmail.com.
Molly Priesmeyer

Molly Priesmeyer

By Molly Priesmeyer
Molly Priesmeyer is the co-owner of Good Work Group, a creative and storytelling consultancy dedicated to helping mission-driven businesses and organizations succeed. Her stories on culture, the arts, and the environment have appeared in the Star Tribune; Pioneer Press; Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine; Rolling Stone; MinnPost; and others. She's been working on her novel, "Why Me? A Martyr's Guide to Live," since 5th grade. She can be reached at www.mollypriesmeyer.com.
Mark Andrew

Mark Andrew

By Mark Andrew
Mark Andrew, a former Hennepin County Board Chair and former chair of the Minnesota DFL Party, is the owner of GreenMark, a leading environmental marketing agency. GreenMark, the originator of the Minnesota Twins/Pentair Rain Water Recycle partnership, is currently finalizing the state's largest solar energy installation while delivering sustainable results on behalf of leading brands, nonprofits, public agencies and the public.
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