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Jessica Koehler, who won 2020's Mrs. Minnesota pageant, with her family

Mrs. Minnesota Is Going From Stage to Streets

Jessica Koehler shares her personal story as a pageant contestant, parent to kids with PTSD, and mentor with Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge
Houston White, Amáda Márquez Simula, Amira Adawe, Yao Yaj, Taylor Ngiri Seaberg

22 Champions of Change in Minnesota

A deeper look at artists, leaders, farmers, and more fighting for equity, progress, and community
By studying the brain at rest, Damien Fair has expanded our understanding of ADHD and autism

This U of M Brain Science “Genius” Has Justice on His Mind

Beyond Dr. Damien Fair's groundbreaking ADHD and autism findings, he's fighting racism in academia and getting real on Twitter

Just the Pill Provides Mobile Family Medicine Across Minnesota

A family physician’s clinic expands access to abortion and other services to rural parts of the state
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
V.T. Bidania is the author the "Astrid & Apollo" chapter-book series for ages 6-8

V.T. Bidania’s Hmong-Focused Kids’ Books Make Diversity the Subtext

The characters are Hmong, but the stories are for everyone, says the author of St. Paul-based “Astrid & Apollo” series

10 Ways to Enhance Diversity and Inclusion in Your Workplace

U.S. Bank’s chief diversity officer Greg Cunningham offers tips for building inclusivity and responding to racial injustice
Leslie Barlow

Fall Arts 2020: Leslie Barlow’s Vivid Portraits Explore Mixed-Race Identity

The Minneapolis-based artist has responded to the police killing of George Floyd with intimate murals
Seitu Jones is Two Stars' mentor for the Forecast project for the Midway Public Art

Q&A: The Rise of Artist Angela Two Stars in the Twin Cities

Two Stars plans to dig into Minnesota’s landscape, history, and current events with commissions and sculptural works

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