Holly Peterson

Treat Your Downtown Dog to a Dog’s Day Out

By Holly Peterson / July 28, 2022

In 2014 Ralph Bernstein realized that he was happiest in the moments spent at his dog’s daycare. He had recently…

Championing Anti-Racism, Leading with Love

By Holly Peterson / June 30, 2022

This July 6-9 the National Association of Black and White Men Together (NABWMT) will hold its 2022 Conference in Minneapolis.…

LGBTQ Under 40 – Makeda Lacking

By Holly Peterson / June 16, 2022

Makeda Lacking is a Site Manager at the Brooklyn Park branch of Avenues for Homeless Youth, a promotion that she…

20 Years of Red Ribbon Rides

By Holly Peterson / June 16, 2022

2022 marks the 20th anniversary of the Red Ribbon Ride. This year the ride will take place on Friday, August 19th, and…

The Queen of Co-op-etition – Renda The Roofer

By Holly Peterson / June 2, 2022

“I got a new tattoo and it’s a pause button,” says Renda Baird, owner of local contracting business Renda the…

Dot Belstler

By Holly Peterson / June 2, 2022

2022 marks the 50th anniversary of Twin Cities Pride. What began in 1972 as a small 50-person march down Nicollet Mall…

The Impact of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Minnesota

By Holly Peterson / June 2, 2022

Minnesota had its first reported case of AIDS in 1982 – only a year after the first case was reported…

Telling Our Stories – Senior Edition

By Holly Peterson / May 5, 2022

“Writing is nothing to be afraid of, but sometimes the pressures we put on ourselves prevents us from enjoying it,…

Constant Inequity: A Look at Trans & BIPOC Workplace Discrimination

By Holly Peterson / April 21, 2022

Workplace discrimination continues to impact marginalized people across the world and within our country. According to 2022 State of the Gender…

A Return to Film Festivals – MSPIFF 2022

By Holly Peterson / April 21, 2022

From its inception, the Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF) has offered Minnesotans an unparalleled opportunity to watch innovative…

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