From Eat Streets to Food Deserts: Nonprofits aim to fix a broken food system in the Twin Cities

A thriving, nationally recognized food scene is one part of living in the Twin Cities. So is the troubling existence of food deserts in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods. We’re surrounded by fertile farmland. We’re a recognized destination for creative chefs and adventurous diners. Yet while it may seem that the Twin Cities would be a place that feeds all … [ Read more]

Parks—and Water—For the People: The history of Minneapolis’ hand-pump drinking wells

When Minneapolis resident Jessica Rosenberg was a little girl, she and her brother had a special ritual they shared with their grandparents. They would load up the trunk of the car with empty plastic milk jugs and drive from their St. Louis Park home to Lake Harriet. Once there, they’d unload the jugs and walk … [ Read more]

I’m never drinking again: The science behind hangovers

Jonathan Howland is in the business of giving people hangovers. A professor of emergency medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and director of the Boston Medical Center Injury Prevention Center, Howland got into what he calls “the hangover business” when he and colleague Damaris Rohsenow, an alcohol and drug abuse researcher at Brown University, … [ Read more]

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