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Here’s a monthly roundup of regional media coverage on the work of Family Development staff and partners.

Dedicated to fresh ideas and making the range healthy – long term
Hibbing Daily Tribune

The Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability (IRPS) has been working for nearly a decade to promote environmental and economic sustainability on the Iron Range. The Rutabaga Project aims to get nutritious and local food to everyone in the city of Virginia and beyond. The Rutabaga Project is a shared initiative of IRPS and many other groups and initiatives including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed).

Lions Club partners with Cub Foods to offer diabetes screenings
Woodbury Bulletin

A new Lions Club initiative aims to increase awareness of Type 2 Diabetes with events to detect the risk for diabetes and prediabetes. The Minneapolis Health Department, Healthy Northland, YMCA and University of Minnesota Extension will also partner with the initiative to provide resources and healthy food samples.

Crookston’s Marketplace adds spice to summer
Grand Forks Herald

Several groups are joining forces to turn Crookston’s Downtown Square into a block party for the whole family. The new event, dubbed Crookston's Marketplace, will run Thursday evenings from late June through September. Children ages 4 to 12 will get tokens to buy fresh produce each week, thanks to a new "Power of Produce" grant from the University of Minnesota’s Crookston Extension Office.

Top chef feeds sick Minnesotans — and his soul — at nonprofit Open Arms
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Accomplished chef Seth Bixby Daugherty recounts his eventful life, including work with University of Minnesota Extension in the Cooking Matters Minnesota program.

Additional coverage

Also getting coverage last month was Diabetes Alert Day events in Minneapolis. Staff from University of Minnesota Extension, the YMCA and the Native American Community Clinic will provide free samples of healthy recipes and information on healthy eating at the events.

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