Jake Moser, Lloyd Lesmeister and Brady Wulf all showed their animals at the Stevens County Fair.Jeff Severns Guntzel: Voices of young Minnesota farmers: Will you tell your story?
If you feel like writing, we want to hear your story. If you’d rather just talk, we’ll be glad to call or visit. If you want to introduce us to some of the young farmers in your area, we’d be thrilled.
Anthony Morse, 25, works at the Lower Sioux Agency historic site near Morton, Minn.
James Dean Allen, 25, and Bruce Armstrong, 21, appreciate traditions on the White Earth Reservation.
Alex Mason, 17, lives on the White Earth Reservation, but he’ll be a senior this fall at Detroit Lakes High School.
Of the roughly 4,000 Dakota people living in Minnesota, there are just eight who are known to be fluent in the Dakota language. An organization in Morton is trying to change that.
The origin of the Jingle Dress is thought to be from a recurring dream that a Midewiwin, or “Grand Medicine Society” man, had. It’s believed that the Jingle Dance has healing powers.
Gene Boshey, Estevon Dominguez and Bradley Bloom are members of a drum group based on the White Earth Reservation.
After a semester in Washington, she says, “I know now that I can survive out there – and I can come back home again, too.”
Marian Sanchez, who started her trilingual paper in 2008, says, “If a young person is interested in doing something here, he or she can make it happen.”
We talk with Madeline Frick about the dearth of entertainment opportunities for young people, the importance of community radio, and what it’s like to be a young woman when most leadership roles are filled by older men.
Jesus Torres has returned after college to work with kids at Centro Campesino, where he’d attended programs during high school.
And check out what the Census can tell us about the overall diversity of the communities they’re living in.
We couldn’t tell the story of young people in rural Minnesota without including the children of immigrant families and the young people who have migrated to Minnesota on their own.
Thao Vang and his siblings grew up on a farm after his parents decided they wanted their children to experience the agrarian lifestyle that is such an important part of the Hmong culture.
PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. — “I live freely, here,” said Abdirashid Nuur, 21. “Life is much better. … I like small cities. There is less trouble.”
I am certain that I want to work in agriculture. I’m not certain I will go back to my hometown after my internship.
I just quit my full-time administrative-assistant position to open a local gathering place for my small rural community in my hometown. It took me too long to realize how great Windom is.
WILLMAR – Simplicity translates into time: time for my wife and son; time for running errands; time for getting together with friends and extended family.
I love the town and the lifestyle. While life in a rural community can seem quirky to many, it just seems more grounded to me.