Bluestem Prairie is a hip (but not cynical) rural blog for those who prefer to take their corn with a progressive chaser and tongue planted firmly in cheek.
The site is owned and edited by Sally Jo Sorensen, who lives in Maynard, Minnesota, a small town of 266 people in Chippewa County.
Content first published by Bluestem Prairie has been featured on The Colbert Report, The Daily Show, Mother Jones, Think Progress, Raw Story, Right Wing Watch, Huffington Post, the Star Tribune, and other venues.
Content is crossposted at Twin Cities Daily Planet, MinnPost and The Column.
Please attribute content and analysis first published on Bluestem to the site, as best practices for social media and ethical principles suggest. Very little of our content is based on press releases and issue briefs--we do our own research, although many enterprise stories are based on reader tips.
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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.
Comments are moderated and published solely at the discretion of the editor.
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.