The Sunshine Project

The mission for The Sunshine Project is to report on issues of civic discourse and social determinants of community health – and not just health in a medical sense. The project will examine medical issues as well as broad indicators of health, looking at data that may shed light on which communities and subgroups are doing well, and which are facing unique challenges, why, and what can be done.



Our Neighbors

Our Neighbors is an occasional series about the unsung heroes and humble locals in the Lakes Region. Have a suggestion for someone we should profile? Send their name, email, phone number, and a brief description of how they make a difference in the lives of people around them, to


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Health and Wellness


About halfway through the trail ride, Sally said, "This horse won't stay on the path." Sally is a 21-year-old college student who had paid me for an hour horseback ride on a Class-6 road through the woods. Sally was riding a gelding named Danny, who liked to walk on the edges of the trail. I…

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