Year 3, Issue 16a — April 2, 2024

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Changemakers Alliance is a supporter-driven spinoff of Minnesota Women's Press, designed to connect engaged feminists who care about solutions and action, and to take stories off the page into conversations.

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The Minnesota Women’s Press April 13 event “39 Years of Voice and Vision” will be a jam-packed Saturday afternoon event to celebrate Badass Minnesotans — and our survival as the longest continuously run feminist publication in the U.S.

We will be learning about upcoming content and conversations toward reducing gender-based violence in Minnesota, electing diversity in Greater Minnesota politics, and steps toward stronger collective health around housing, mental health, substance use, and youth well-being.

This event is live-streamed and in person only for members of the Badass community ( If you cannot offer membership support at this time, contact for options to volunteer or be gifted.

Registration is now open to the first 100 members!

Legacy Story: From the First Issue of Minnesota Women's Press in April 1985

This is the first issue of Minnesota Women’s Press.

At a time when women are making news in more ways than ever before, Minnesota Women’s Press will do what no other Minnesota newspaper does: it will specialize in news by, for, and about women. Its focus will be on how events affect women’s lives, how women affect events, and what women are thinking and feeling about it all.

April 13 Event Highlight


  • 1st Annual Badass Minnesotans Awards, chosen by Badass members

Event Sponsors

Minneapolis Foundation

Valvoline: Northern Minnesota

Vote Run Lead

Women Winning

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ECOLUTION: Evolution of Stronger Economies & Ecosystems

series underwritten by Seward Co-op

Deep Dive: The Hopes and Insights of a Long-Time Climate Change Policy Advocate


Environmental Warriors (2002)

The paths forged by Paula Maccabee, Elizabeth Dickinson, Kathleen Schuler, Carol Johnson and Jean Wagenius

Collective Health

stories underwritten by Badass members

Commentary by Nancy Uden:

Additional Work to Be Done in Bodily Autonomy

I’m thankful that I have hospice as an option at the end of my life, and I will use it for the maximum comfort I can attain. But in the end, I want the option to die gently in my sleep, surrounded by my loved ones.

The Peace of Death on My Own Terms,

by Christina Ogata

Bulletin Board Supported by Badass Members

Volunteers Needed

The state is looking for volunteers who are passionate about serving people in long-term care.

There are more than 2,500 nursing homes and assisted living facilities across Minnesota. Fewer than 50 of those facilities currently have a Certified Ombudsman Volunteer. If you are interested visit volunteerwithus.

The greatest volunteer needs are in:

  • Alexandria
  • Breckenridge
  • Chatfield
  • Dawson
  • Detroit Lakes
  • Duluth area
  • Eveleth
  • Fergus Falls
  • Faribault
  • Grand Rapids
  • Hastings
  • International Falls
  • Luverne

  • Madison
  • Moorhead
  • Northfield
  • Owatonna
  • Red Wing
  • Silver Bay
  • Spring Valley
  • Two Harbors
  • Virginia
  • Wabasso
  • Waseca
  • Wheaton
  • Willmar
  • Winona
  • Worthington

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Minnesota Women's Press was recognized by the Minnesota Newspaper Association for six 2023 awards in photography (including first place for the River Stories cover below), social media campaign, Best Magazine article, and Community Service Leadership for our gender-based violence coverage.

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