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  • August 2019 Table of Contents
    “When I find a man who can chop more wood, portage heavier loads, or catch more fish, I’ll marry him.”
    — Dorothy Molter, the “Root Beer Lady” of Ely


  • Making Connections
    Editor's Letter: This Greater Minnesota theme is partly about recognizing that the ‘urban/rural divide’ is not a line in the sand. Lovers of nature, activists, community builders, and those who invest time in developing skills are everywhere. We all seek healthy connections with others based on shared values, while also figuring out how to disagree and still interact day after day.
  • In the News
    THINK items this month focus on rural obstetrics gaps, Fergus Falls retort, and CAIR's invitation to report bias and hate crimes.
  • Growing Community
    Greater Minnesota: How community leaders in Tracy and in Winona are leading work that welcomes and connects the immigrant families that help their towns thrive.
  • Alicia Kozlowski: Leading With Heart
    Politics & Policy: Duluth's Community Relations Officer says, "“I would say being raised and mentored by super fierce women who just figured out a way to adapt and thrive despite some pretty serious, challenging barriers is what helped me to get to where I’m at today."
  • The Big Lake Effect
    Travel Guide: Carah Thomas-Maskell, of Grand Marais, shares her story about a lifetime of adventures on the water — which started on a Lake Superior fishing boat when she was 15.
  • Voices About Greater Minnesota
    Tapestry: Women from around the state submitted their stories about what makes Minnesota great for them.
  • Undercover
    There are more than 90 pregnancy crisis centers in Minnesota. This essay was submitted by a woman who decided to find out what happens at a state-funded resource center, compared to a Planned Parenthood clinic.
  • EVENT: Transformation
    NOTE we have postponed the MWP Conversation about transformative justice. It conflicts with National Night Out, and other summer activities. We'll wait until fall to reschedule with three women who are shifting narratives to effect change: Minneapolis NAACP Vice President Anika Bowie, First Lady of Minnesota Gwen Walz, and unPrison Project director Deborah Jiang-Stein.
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  • Being the Bulldozer
    Perspective: Teresa Kunechne on the role of women as bulldozers. "Someone once told me that research shows the people most likely to be fierce supporters and activists are women from lower incomes, women of color, and rural women."
  • Taking Action Statewide
    Greater Minnesota: The first report of the Minnesota Equity Blueprint offers a glimpse inside community partnerships that are solving statewide public policy needs related to demographic realities and geographic disparities.
  • Protecting Wilderness
    Grounded: Lisa Pugh shares her story about the love she has for Minnesota's northern wilderness, and why she is fighting to protect it.
  • Our ongoing general responses from readers. 
  • GoSeeDo: August 2019
    August's highlighted events include events around the state, including Rochester, Afton to Shakopee, Forestville, Franconia and Gibbs Farm in Falcon Heights.
  • Minnesota Fringe Festival Sampler
    GoSeeDo: Some of our picks for women-focused Fringe Festival events.
  • Hearts of Our People
    Art of Living: A ground-breaking exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Art looks at how the legacy, relationships, and power of Native women creators have linked generations.
  • The Big Lake Effect
    Travel Guide: Carah Thomas-Maskell, of Grand Marais, shares her story about a lifetime of adventures on the water — which started on a Lake Superior fishing boat when she was 15.
  • Plant-Based
    Education Guide: Herbalists Allison Austin and Jaime Brennan share what they know about plant-based medicine at Ely Folk School.
  • My Sanctuary of Wildcats
    Pets Guide: Tammy Thies writes about how her marketing career at Coca-Cola ended up turning into a life in Sandstone leading a wildcat sanctuary.

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