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Interact with the environment in ways that support the ecosystem

Interact with the environment in ways that support the ecosystem

Dec. 26 | Green household cleaning tips that save Benjamins           By Renee Barron Contributing Writer We live in an age of chemical use that is affecting our health. Our people are contracting cancers of all kinds — asthma, and...

Historical background of African American cooperatives

Historical background of African American cooperatives

Dec. 11 | By LaDonna Redmond Contributing Writer   Mary Alice Smalls was a member of the New Riverside Café, a workers’ cooperative in the Cedar-Riverside community in the 1970s. Known as the Haight–Ashbury of the Midwest, Cedar-Riverside was a national...

African Americans in the Twin Cities co-op movement

African Americans in the Twin Cities co-op movement

Nov. 27 | By LaDonna Redmond Contributing Writer     “There were two African American owned co-ops in the Twin Cities,” according to Gary Cunningham, former staff of the old Bryant-Central co-op. Gary’s uncle, Moe Burton, was the energy behind...

Seward coop plans for second store run into questions of race, class and food justice

Seward coop plans for second store run into questions of race, class and food justice

Nov. 13 | By LaDonna Redmond Contributing Writer   “Will the store cause a rise in rents?” one community resident asked during the July public meeting about Seward Community Co-op’s plan to open a store across from Sabathani Community Center....

Bev Lambkins shapes a culture of hope for those in need

Bev Lambkins shapes a culture of hope for those in need

Oct. 30 | CenterPoint Energy’s consumer advocate explains how to keep the heat on   Bev Lambkins, a 30-plus year employee of CenterPoint Energy who holds the title of Supervisor Agency Programs Consumer Advocate, has lifelong experience working closely with...

Building a culture of conservationism; we all have a responsibility

Building a culture of conservationism; we all have a responsibility

Oct. 16 | By Tom Landwehr Contributing Writer   Hunting and fishing are such a valued part of our Minnesota heritage that they are forever preserved privileges under the state constitution alongside protections for freedom of expression and religious liberty....

Is earlier puberty in today’s American kids linked to environmental issues?

Is earlier puberty in today’s American kids linked to environmental issues?

Oct. 16 | By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss Contributing Writers    Research indicates that indeed Americans girls and boys are going through puberty earlier than ever, though the reasons are unclear. Many believe our widespread exposure to synthetic chemicals...

Sugar versus other sweeteners

Sugar versus other sweeteners

Oct. 2 | What effect do they have on the environment?    By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss Contributing Writers   The production of sugar has indeed taken a huge environmental toll. “Sugar has arguably had as great an impact on the environment as any...

Our trees need your help

Our trees need your help

Oct. 2 | You can feel the dryness beneath your feet walking on crunchy leaves that have dropped early. Our trees are thirsty and you can help! Please water all of your yard and boulevard trees, not just newly planted ones. Following are simple ways you can...

Grants available to help HN County businesses ramp up recycling

Grants available to help HN County businesses ramp up recycling

Oct. 2 | Hennepin County is the first local government in Minnesota to offer grants to businesses to improve recycling. The business sector generates more than half of the total waste in Hennepin County, and nearly two-thirds of waste created at businesses...