Better Place Forests’ “living cemetery” is also a roundabout means of environmental conservation.

Minnesota’s First “Living Cemetery” Is in Better Place Forests

The scenic St. Croix River Valley offers a new way to scatter a loved one's ashes—and one that's better for the environment
From left: Two identical bottles of insulin (U.S. on the left, Canadian on the right); Nicole Smith-Holt (blue shirt) and Quinn Nystrom (black shirt) speak to the media before leaving Minnesota

These Minnesotans Are Going to Canada for Insulin

The Caravan to Canada raises awareness of life-saving insulin's prohibitive pricing in the U.S.
Co-hosts of the new podcast "What's Good, Man?" (from left): Tony "the Scribe" Williams and Kyle "Guante" Tran Myhre

“What’s Good, Man?”: New Podcast Explores Toxic Masculinity

Two Minneapolis hip-hop and spoken-word artists are going where feminist women have long asked men to go: the root of what it means to be a man

UPDATED: Minnesota’s COVID-19 Stay Safe Plan

Gov. Tim Walz has announced new guidelines in effect June 10

Why This Man Gave Free Haircuts at George Floyd’s Memorial Site

Michael Hampton shares his thoughts on wealth inequality, the importance of education, and the vitality of the barbershop

The Long, Hard Slog

Lawyer Brian O’Neill is still fighting Exxon Mobil—20 years after the spill.

Q&A: U of M President on Going Back to School in a New World

A year after taking office, President Joan T.A. Gabel must rethink campus life, from pandemic precautions to police presence
Andy Frye's bipartisan T-shirt is a "love letter" to elected officials—and a plea

This Minnesotan Made a T-shirt to Help Americans Get Along

Andy Frye’s self-designed tee appeared in the New York Times—and now he’s trying to fix the country

Behind the Mask: Gov. Tim Walz’s Fight to Unite Minnesota

A masked-up discussion of racial justice, RBG, unions, and his biggest pandemic regret

Champions of Change in Minnesota: Octavia Smith

The Minnesota Freedom Fund board president saw rapid and exponential growth amidst a trying 2020