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MN Blog Cabin Roundup, 10/16

The fight for pedestrian safety; young people as ag advocates; southern Minnesota harvest, in images and words; and riding gravel.

The Fight for Pedestrian Safety

from by Nathaniel M Hood

Getting even a modest pedestrian improvements can be an uphill battle. We have a design bias and process that is inherently unfriendly to pedestrians and bicycles. While we’ve made great strides in the last decade, it’s still a constant (and frustrating) battle.

Top 5 ways young people can become ag advocates

from Minnesota Farm Living by Kristeena Patsche

I often get asked why I decided to go into agriculture. Yes, I grew up on a farm but my thoughts were to become a nurse. It wasn’t until I attended an agriculture leadership conference my senior year of high school (despite not wanting to go) that I realized how many negative things were being said about agriculture.

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I was shocked. I was almost offended that someone would say those things about people just like my mom and dad.

Southern Minnesota Harvest, In Images And Words

from Minnesota Prairie Roots by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

DRIVING A GRAVEL ROAD on an October afternoon draws you into the intimacy of the country. Cornfield close. See the harvest close.

Riding gravel: an interview

from Biking in Mpls by Lindsey Wallace

Angie and Sean organize the Miesville FiftySix, which happened for the first official time this year in April. I talked to them about what gravel riding is all about, and why they like it so much.

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