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More than 100 people responded to a call from the Democrat and Chronicle for their favorite tree in Rochester.
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Rochester's most lavish natural setting has been effectively reserved for its white, wealthy and well-connected citizens.
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The city today recognizes the need to add tree cover in certain neighborhoods but so far there is little evidence of a concrete plan to do so.
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Rochester Mayor Malik Evans campaigned last year on a promise to "promote environmental justice in every neighborhood ... (while) making Rochester an environmentally friendly city of the future."
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Trees mean more to us than simply the sum of their biological value. Each of us has individual trees that have been meaningful in our lives.
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Last year we did a story on infant mortality in Rochester, NY. A few experts we talked to said toxic stress was one possible reason that babies born to black and Latina mothers died at such a high rate.

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Latinos are the fastest-growing minority group in Minnesota. Tens of thousands of mostly-Mexican immigrants have settled in the state in the last decade, and much of that growth has happened outside of the Twin Cities in smaller communities like Rochester, Worthington and Faribault.

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Do you have trouble seeing words on your computer monitor? Are your eyes tired and gritty? You may have digital eye strain, a condition that makes writing harder. Follow these seven tips to make your eyes feel better and get you back in the writing groove.

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Just when you thought it was safe to make that triple-decker peanut butter and banana sandwich, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has slapped another big peanut processor with a warning letter.

I wrote about the salmonella outbreak at a Peanut Corporation of America plant in March and offered some advice on how to investigate our national food safety system.

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When the Peanut Corporation of America recalled thousands of peanut butter products in January for fear they were tainted with salmonella, news organizations all over the country rushed to local stores to find out what where PCA products were being sold. Justina Wang, 25, a recent Northwestern University grad who works at the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, went a step further.

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