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Inspired volunteer calendar offers many opportunities to make a difference.
Retiring Star Tribune writer and editor Gail Rosenblum reflects on 45 fulfilling years as a journalist.
A youngster undaunted by health challenges, a teacher seeking out adventures and a woman whose positivity knows no bounds.
Inspired volunteer calendar offers many ways to make a difference
Inspired volunteer calendar offers many ways to support your community
Dr. Stuart Hanson's "A Senior's Guide for Living Well, and Dying Well" offers a thoughtful and compassionate road map for end-of-life decisions.
Volunteer listings offer many opportunities to connect with Twin Citians in need
Volunteer listing offers many ways to give back
Nonprofit, volunteer-driven Good Grocer forms a partnership to empower the neighborhood.
Good Grocer opened on Eat Street one-and-a-half years ago with a mission to serve, build community and provide healthy food to all
Opportunities abound to volunteer for your community
A doctor leaving a legacy of hostas as good medicine, a retired attorney working to prevent evictions and a runner facing cancer with grace
Inspired volunteer calendar offers many ways to get involved.
Ways you can help in big ways in as little as one hour a week
Volunteer opportunities abound throughout the Twin Cities.
Coats for Kids and mentoring are among the ways to help others in the Twin Cities area.
After the loss of her son to the opioid epidemic, a Minnesota mother seeks to change the outcome for others
Buoyed by support from bestselling author Cheryl Strayed, Colleen Ronnei is bringing her educational outreach into schools across the state.
Opportunities abound to help your community
Colleen Wieck, executive director of the Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities in the Department of Administration, reflects on the program's early challenges and considerable progress.
One faced a dire medical diagnosis with courage, another buoyed her neighbor during COVID. And a third, at 89, is a pillar of River Falls, Wis.
This month, we honor Minnesotans working to help others stay sober, raise healthy babies and face health problems with creative flourish.
Founder of the Society of Happy People believes that all of us can create habits to feel better more often.
Tell us who makes a difference in your life. We might feature them in an upcoming Inspired section.
A doctor whose kindness was acknowledged after 40 years, a couple who clean up for good, and the mobilizer of self-care kits for shelters are featured in our monthly reader-driven feature.
Our state is one of just 10 nationwide which offers more than 250 drop-off sites for proper disposal to keep paint out of landfills.
Now retired as a manager at Seward Community Co-op, Leo Sanders remains a loyal customer.
Tell us who brightens your day or lightens your load
Former radio personality Liv Lane has made it her life's work to get us to trust our intuition.
This month, we honor a special mom to an accomplished Scout, a lifelong-learning grandpa and a fearless friend.
Northfield fifth-graders have raised nearly $5,000 for Alight's Ukrainian relief mission with their artistic creations sold at the local farmers market.
One well-established Minnesota cohousing community, built on the Danish model of shared spaces and social support, serves as a model for five in development.
photo essay about Hazel and her special service dog
Experts offer tips on what to throw out and what to save.
In another transitional year, graduating high school seniors thank the special people who taught them about math, music and meeting deadlines, but also about resilience and the courage to launch big dreams.
A bolt of lightning took everything but her precious family. The experience led the Minneapolis minister on a journey of self-discovery and resilience.
Who Inspires You this month? A 100-year-old Twins fan, a hospital volunteer who lifts patients' spirits and a thirtysomething who has his friends' back.
On Sunday, May 29, our monthly Who Inspires You feature will focus on the special people who made a difference to graduating seniors this year.
Hannah Planalp works to lower barriers to higher education for young adults in foster system
New Hope-based nonprofit Food Group's Fare For All program offers produce and meat at low cost.
Who Inspires You nominees offer perspective, mentorship and sweet treats across generations
Mary Lanners wants everyone to get their hands dirty on behalf of Mother Earth.
Mariah Wilberg, who has lived with HIV since 2006, travels the country to bust myths and serve as an example of how to thrive.
An academic dean weighs in on this and other options in still-uncertain times.
Readers share stories of special people deserving of recognition
Let's Smile was founded by a dental hygienist growing worried about what she was seeing among her tiniest patients.
Minneapolis consultant and mother offers ideas for how to lessen glaring school funding gap.
Ashley Zhou, 16, hopes her nonjudgmental approach will keep fellow teens away from e-cigarettes.
Family members, friends and pets all step up to help.
Problem Solvers: Pilot program allows approved Minnesota legal paraprofessionals to represent and advise clients
The two-year pilot aims to increase access to legal help in certain housing and family matters.
Nearly one year after Avivo Village opened in the North Loop, one of its champions talks about its many successes.
After losing a baby, grieving moms donate breast milk to give other newborns the best chance at life
Donors to Minnesota Milk Bank find joy, and sometimes healing, in their gift
Rethinking resolutions: How about thinking more broadly this year?
The girls, ages 5 and 6, were visiting their grandmother while their mother was preparing for Christmas.
Two Minnesota cancer survivors are among 18 members selected to promote the growing men's cancer support community
University of Minnesota students create nonprofit to donate unused medications to those who can't afford them
U start-up also cuts down on medical waste.
To counter a growing divisiveness he witnessed as he traveled, he launched "A Peace of My Mind," a multiyear, multimedia arts project sharing stories of the courage and kindness of everyday people.
Twenty-five years and hundreds of cards later, Mary Jane Steinhagen reminds us of the healing power of empathy.
University of Minnesota neuroscientist digs into research on how we can build back trust in institutions, each other
Iris Vilares has long been fascinated by social relationships, and she believes that at the core of all of them is trust. Or lack thereof.
Kristine Igo, director of the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership, shares ideas to ensure that all our kids grow up healthy.
Jessica Nordell's "The End of Bias" dives deep to help us transform ourselves and our world.
Brooklyn Park father of two shifts focus from golf course to classrooms, encouraging kids to be nice
Bryan Skavnak is founder of Be the Nice Kid, a business venture that engages students in storytelling and activities designed to build character, courage and compassion.
Minnesota chapter founder and president Ben Delkoski shares more about the organization and why finishing isn't even the most thrilling part.
For Grace Gouker Littlefield, the 2021 election isn't just about the candidates. It's about who gets to vote for them. After about six years of…
More than $66,000 in donations later, the Olympic Hills 9/11 Lemonade Stand has become an annual fundraiser.
Paul Nelson champions comprehensive and early dental care for everybody.
Author of "The New Kitchen Mystic" and "Unconditional Forgiveness," Mary Hayes Grieco is gearing up for a forgiveness workshop specific to these times.
He talks about how the grant will make home indeed a sweet place for hundreds of homeowners.
Minnesota State University, Mankato's sports psychologist tackles mental performance pressures of Olympic scale
A professor in sports psychology at Minnesota State University, Mankato, Cindra Kamphoff has worked with USA Track and Field.
Lindsey Kirkland was raised in a farming community in Iowa and "always felt a connection to the land and animals." She pursued a degree in…
After years of healing, Jennifer Green returned to Faribault to find peace.
Nobody needs a bigger nudge unless they're really sick. Even then, they might not be candid about what ails them.
Curt Goering was exposed to humanitarian work at an early age. His father managed reconstruction projects in Europe, rebuilding homes and communities after World War II.
Moore was born with spina bifida and is a full-time wheelchair user. She also swims, plays basketball, skis and has completed 12 marathons.
He shares ideas for luring in reluctant dads to embrace their essential role as role models.
In their own words, six grateful high school grads pay homage to the special person (or pet) who guided them through COVID-19 and got them to the finish line.