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Utecht is president of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 663, a union of more than 13,000 members in Minnesota and Iowa, including 1,850 at the JBS pork plant in Worthington.
His message for all of us: Tough passages are an opportunity to rethink, recharge and re-engage.
Minnesota leader of Humanity Alliance connects the dots between health disparities and food insecurity
The nonprofit organization's first program rescues food about to be discarded and turns it into high-quality and healthful meals delivered to families who lack access to good-tasting nutrition.
Tracie Bluse Ward says that challenging times are often the best times for personal growth.
Meet the people putting it all on the line during the coronavirus crisis: "We are going to look out for each other."
Meet the leader of a statewide network of 32 community-based mental and chemical health programs that serves approximately 180,000 Minnesotans annually.
We've compiled a growing list of selfless, creative and often courageous acts you've shown toward family members, friends and strangers.
Fun Is Good, an employee engagement consulting firm that offers seminars and workshops, lunch-and-learns and keynotes.
As the year draws to a close, let's be inspired by people who aspire to connect, heal and support their communities.
Here are some practical steps to take from the safety of our homes to help our fellow Minnesotans.
The senior fellow at the U's Center for Spirituality and Healing believes that it is precisely in times like these that we can gain valuable clarity.
Cindy Kaigama knows firsthand the challenges of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease.
The Cummins School-to-Work Program will train qualified high school students with the intention of launching them into high-paying jobs in the diesel field.
On March 19, this 18-year-old will be one of five honorees at the 28th Children's Defense Fund-MN Beat the Odds celebration.
The Minneapolis-based LiveMore ScreenLess offers workshops and workplace consultations, school visits and tips to parents and grandparents, principals and CEOs.
The Forum on Workplace Inclusion gears up to welcome about 1,500 people to the Minneapolis Convention Center on March 10-12 for its annual conference.
Mark Meier knows there's only one thing tougher than getting a man into therapy — and that's keeping him in therapy.
It's a time of massive changes in adoption, including a drastic decline in international ones and a huge upswing in the need for families of older children.
When Abdul M. Omari was a teen, his parents made some things clear: “You’re going to college. You’re going to get good grades. And…
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?
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.