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Community Sketchbook

Why do poor kids drink more bottled water?

Media reports recently highlighted the seemingly puzzling tendency of minority parents to spend money on expensive bottled water. A Minnesota official says more questions need to be asked.

Frogtown park and farm: An idea taking seed

In a neighborhood pockmarked by foreclosed homes and ghosts of demolished houses, the proposal would turn almost 13 hilly acres of empty space into a place for recreation and farming.