June 2, 2020

For unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic, Minnesota is below average

The state and federal governments recently released data for unemployment at the national, state, and county levels for April — some of the first data to […]
June 2, 2020

5 Must-do Midwest Road Trips

Looking for some great Midwest road trips? You’ve found the right place! Living in Minnesota, we love to explore our backyard, so we make a […]
May 27, 2020

Travel vs. Vacation

Travel vs. vacation. Are they the same thing? Being a travel writer for the last 3 years, here’s my thoughts. There’s not many more things […]
May 22, 2020

Economic impacts of pork shutdowns will reach well beyond Minnesota farmers

Minnesota is the U.S.’s second-biggest pork-producing state. Even before COVID-19, Minnesota’s pork farmers had been having a tough time, with trade disputes holding down farm […]
May 22, 2020

Minnesota isn’t going to run out of meat

If you’ve been to a grocery store in recent weeks, you may have noticed the meat section looking a little picked over. Then again, maybe […]
May 19, 2020

Authentic coverage: Nine months in, Sahan Journal reports with nuance on Minnesota’s immigrants and refugees

In early 2019, Mukhtar Ibrahim left a reporting job at the Star Tribune with an idea for starting a new venture: a digital publication focused […]
May 15, 2020

‘We’re just in the second inning’: Kashkari, Osterholm offer bleak assessment of what is yet to be wrought by COVID-19

One day after Minnesota moved to further ease restrictions imposed in response to COVID-19, two Minnesota thought leaders had gloomy news for what is yet […]
May 13, 2020

How my grandparents inspired me to travel

I always get the question: “how do you travel so much?” For many (including me), travel always seemed like something that was for the rich. […]
February 14, 2020

With roommate program, a group-home owner finds a way to improve personal-care services

Blake Elliott, an entrepreneur in the Medicaid-funded home-services business for the disabled, is gaining traction with a year-old program designed to cut government cost while […]
February 14, 2020

Roommate program hopes to improve caregiving for people with disabilities in Minnesota

Blake Elliott, an entrepreneur in the Medicaid-funded home-services business for the disabled, is gaining traction with a year-old program designed to cut government cost while […]