Ten years ago in July 2006, Bluestem Prairie began publishing a daily digest of news about Minnesota's First Congressional District. Since that time, we've expanded coverage to other parts of Greater Minnesota. Over time, we've engaged in distinctive enterprise and investigative blogging, often spotting trends and newsmakers long before the mainstream media picks up the narrative.
From uncovering Minnesota's rural anti-Islamic speaker circuit months before the Star Tribune to exploring the plan to re-open the private prison in Appleton, Bluestem delved into these areas long before the rest caught up with the larger picture.
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Photo: We live a humble lifestyle, but are able to see viceroy butterflies as well as the politics that mimic their favorite manure menu.