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Native American man sitting at a table with a model of an idea for the tribal center
October 16, 2019

Ojibwe prophecy foretells a crossroads. At this point, humans can choose to turn away from a path of environmental degradation and toward one of stewardship of the earth and each other. If we choose the path of stewardship, the earth heals and all groups of people prosper together. A group of Northeast Minnesotans hopes a Great Lakes Cultural Interpretive Center would help us choose the latter.

Students and teacher sitting around a table.
October 16, 2019

For the past several years, Central RSDP has undertaken an intentional effort to grow the diversity and inclusivity of the board and community partners engaged in the work. These efforts have resulted in projects with Somali, Latino and tribal communities, including projects undertaken in a bilingual context. It’s work that continues to hold lessons for a board and staff eager to embrace them.

North High Garden tomato harvest
October 9, 2019

Kyree Wilson is one of several north Minneapolis youth guided in agriculture and STEM by Amie Mondl, University of Minnesota Extension educator for 4-H Youth Development in Hennepin County. Mondl’s office is located at the Robert J. Jones University Research and Outreach-Engagement Center in north Minneapolis, allowing her to collaborate with local community members and Extension urban agriculture experts.

Emily wearing 4-H sweatshirt and sitting with brown and white dog Benner
October 4, 2019

Every September, 4-H'ers from all over Minnesota and their dogs compete in agility, obedience, showmanship and rally. Emily Todd and her dog, Benner, are members of the Hennepin Heelers 4-H Club who participated in the Minnesota 4-H State Dog Show for the first time and received Reserve Champion (2nd place) in the rally event. Amy Collura, 4-H youth development educator, interviewed Emily about the experience.

Annie Klodd and Rod Elmstrand holding pumpkins
September 27, 2019

You can buy your 2019 pumpkins or winter squashfrom a local farmer at a roadside pumpkin stand, or find a local pumpkin patch and enjoy hot cider and other fall attractions while you pick out your perfect jack-o-lantern canvas. If you grew pumpkins or winter squash yourself, read on for tips on choosing, harvesting, and storing pumpkins until Thanksgiving or longer.

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