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.

Dan Fabian

Dan Fabian

By Dan Fabian
Dan is a water resources engineer who recently took a sabbatical to study sustainable farming practices and learn how to farm by participating in the Sustainable Food Production Program at Minnesota State College-Fergus Falls. Dan is documenting his sabbatical adventures on his blog.
Stacy Bettison

Stacy Bettison

By Stacy Bettison
Stacy L. Bettison is a communications strategist and owner of Bettison Consulting LLC. Stacy focuses on crisis communications, reputation management and media relations. She is also a licensed attorney and has practiced law in both Chicago and Minneapolis.
Alexcia Jellum

Alexcia Jellum

By Alexcia Jellum
Alexcia Jellum is the Twin Cities New Media Producer for the Revolution Hunger Campaign, where she blogs and works to raise awareness about hunger. Alexcia is a senior at Central High School. She looks forward to college and wants to major in communications and minor in film. She is a firm believer that creativity can have a profound impact.
Jonathan Blake

Jonathan Blake

By Jonathan Blake
Jonathan Blake is vice president of the Freedom Foundation of Minnesota. In this role, he serves as a policy analyst, research director, and legislative liaison. Prior to joining the Freedom Foundation in 2008, Blake was a public policy and communications consultant for numerous public and private sector clients, primarily focusing on transportation policy, public finance, and intergovernmental coordination. He lives in Woodbury with his family.
Erin Clotfelter

Erin Clotfelter

By Erin Clotfelter
I am a Minneapolis mom to three boys under the age of 3, two recently diagnosed with autism. I blog about autism, motherhood and my life outnumbered by boys at The Slacker Mom.
Jen Emmert

Jen Emmert

By Jen Emmert
Jen Emmert writes at PriorFatGirl, candidly documenting her journey of losing 100 pounds through all of life's dramatic moments including new jobs, the death of her mom, wedding planning and, most recently, tornadoes. Jen's story has been seen in SHAPE Magazine, AOL.com, Woman's Day Magazine and many local news outlets. Follow her journey as she continues to fight for healthiness in an unhealthy world.
Sally McGraw

Sally McGraw

By Sally McGraw
Sally McGraw is a stylist, blogger, and freelance writer whose massive shoe collection is threatening to overtake her tiny, North Minneapolis bungalow. Her popular daily fashion blog, Already Pretty, explores the intersection of personal style and body image, offers practical figure flattery advice, and urges women to love themselves regardless of weight, age, height, or body type. She firmly believes that style is a tool for self-love that should be accessible to everyone. Including you.
KaTrina Wentzel

KaTrina Wentzel

By KaTrina Wentzel
KaTrina Wentzel is a co-owner (with her husband, Paul) of The Wine Thief & Ale Jail in St. Paul. Along with her love of wine and travel, she bides her time teaching English at Mounds Park Academy and raising her fabulous children, who have been known to swirl and smell their milk.
Megan Ruan

Megan Ruan

By Megan Ruan
Megan Ruan is a high school student at Mounds View High School in Arden Hills. Her interests besides writing include playing piano, eating at restaurants, reading, and baking scrumptious desserts.
Greg Seitz

Greg Seitz

By Greg Seitz
Greg Seitz is a writer and communications consultant focused on clean water, arts, culture, and history, outdoor recreation, wilderness, and rivers. Born and bred in Stillwater, Greg is the founder and editor of stcroix360.com, a community news and stewardship resource serving the St. Croix River region. He served as Communications Director for the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness from 2008 to 2013. Visit his website at www.gregseitz.com or follow him on Twitter at @gregseitz.
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