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These Black Women Are Leading the Plant-Based Movement in North Minneapolis

Three young Black entrepreneurs have a bold vision for their community—and it's powered by food

Garden Rises From Post-Protest Rubble in South Minneapolis

After a GoFundMe for George Floyd’s memorial site, 18-year-old helps launch youth-tended garden
Fox Run may have started as a home decor brand, but it's expanded into lifestyle with apparel, apothecary, and more.

Mobile Marketplace Fox Run Settles Down

Known for its experiential shop truck and pop-ups, the home decor and lifestyle brand opens a shop in Arbor Lakes
After launching this spring with face masks (which benefited peaceful protesters and the Sheridan Project), Les Sól has opened its online boutique with hopes to open its physical doors in the fall.

Style + Shopping July 21-Aug. 3 || Les Sól

In-person and online markets fill up these next two weeks, plus classes and workshops that help you to look your best
Hilal Ibrahim at Park Nicollet Methodist holding her hijabs.

Hijabs at the Hospital—at Least at Methodist

The St. Louis Park hospital becomes the first health care system in the country to offer hijabs
 

These Black Women Are Leading the Plant-Based Movement in North Minneapolis

Three young Black entrepreneurs have a bold vision for their community—and it's powered by food

Interview: Dua Saleh on Creating Music While Processing Trauma

The Twin Cities artist tackles gender identity and police brutality in new recordings

How Black Visions Collective Is Sustaining a Revolution

Co-founder Oluchi Omeoga shares Black Visions’ approach to Twin Cities transformation, from public safety to spaces of healing
Because salons and barbershops have been off limits, Excelsior Firefighter Thom Brown received his first trim in 8 weeks from administrative assistant Ana Faturri.

Photo Essay: Minnesota’s Frontline Workers

From stocking shelves to testing folks for COVID-19, those on the front lines take risks for our comfort and care
 

Garden Rises From Post-Protest Rubble in South Minneapolis

After a GoFundMe for George Floyd’s memorial site, 18-year-old helps launch youth-tended garden

Racial Justice Uprising Ignites Protests of Minnesota’s Largest School District

Unpacking the history of accusations of racial and LGBTQ discrimination against the Anoka-Hennepin School District

How Black Visions Collective Is Sustaining a Revolution

Co-founder Oluchi Omeoga shares Black Visions’ approach to Twin Cities transformation, from public safety to spaces of healing
A transgender flag waved at LGBTQ Pride march

Pride Month: Black Visions Collective Lifts Up Trans Women of Color

Director Kandace Montgomery on addressing anti-Blackness within the LGBTQ community
 
environmentally friendly activities

4 Environmentally Friendly Activities to Do this Summer

These four fun activities are environmentally friendly, affordable, and great for the whole family to enjoy

How Addiction Recovery Has Adapted to the Pandemic

The Wayside Recovery Center worked hard to keep women safe and help them heal after COVID-19 took hold

How COVID-19 Has Altered Life in Minnesota

A big-picture view of the pandemic and its many effects on us and our communities

MDH Commissioner Jan Malcolm on Minnesota’s COVID-19 Response

The head of Minnesota Department of Health on keeping residents safe during the pandemic
 
Fox Run may have started as a home decor brand, but it's expanded into lifestyle with apparel, apothecary, and more.

Mobile Marketplace Fox Run Settles Down

Known for its experiential shop truck and pop-ups, the home decor and lifestyle brand opens a shop in Arbor Lakes
After launching this spring with face masks (which benefited peaceful protesters and the Sheridan Project), Les Sól has opened its online boutique with hopes to open its physical doors in the fall.

Style + Shopping July 21-Aug. 3 || Les Sól

In-person and online markets fill up these next two weeks, plus classes and workshops that help you to look your best
a macrame wall hanging

Style + Shopping July 7-19 || New World Night Market

In-person markets, seasonal sales, online fashion lectures, and more await these next two weeks
Fresh air filling the flags in Alexandria

Weekend Best Bets: July 2-5

This week around the Twin Cities: Fourth of July events, volunteer opportunities, "Black 4th" march, farmers markets, and more