Bluestem Prairie is a hip (but not cynical) rural magazine for those who prefer to take their corn with a progressive chaser and tongue planted firmly in cheek.
From local legends to the new rural wireds, Bluestem is checking out the scoop. Progressive, sure, but not pious, PC or afraid of a good fart joke or rhubarb recipe.
Bluestem Prairie is owned and edited by Sally Jo Sorensen, who lives in Hutchinson, Minnesota. She was born in Mankato, and graduated from St. Peter High School, Hamline University and the M.F.A. program at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She also has done graduate work at the University of Pennysylvania, Missouri State University in Springfield, and St. Cloud State University.
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Bluestem Prairie publishes articles and opinion by writers living in Greater Minnesota. Most of these posts are solicited. It will occasionally consider work from writers living outside of the coverage area if they have ties to the region or if the content is strong. All contributed copy is subject to editing.
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About the older Bluestem Prairie
For the earlier version of Bluestem Prairie, which focused on Minnesota's First Congressional District and Congressman Tim Walz, please visit the archives here. The older site was a personal website owned and published by Sally Jo Sorensen. With the exception of the first few months of its existence, when a few guest authors contributed, the posts were solely the creation of the site's owner. She did not receive financial or in-kind assistance from any candidate, political party, political action committee, corporation, small business, non-profit or private individual for the earlier site. Save for instances noted in posts, the research and writing was all her own.
Chris Boese, a New Media authority and friend from grad school at the U of A, designed both sites.