Entrepreneurs

Giving Water a Voice

Mary Dougherty’s dedication to clean water and her love of photography came together in her project, ‘Words for Water.’ Photos by Megan Monday Mary Doughterty is an author, artist, and environmental activist based in Bayfield, Wisconsin. Her deep love and appreciation for Lake Superior inspired her to begin a project that captured her community’s relationship …

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“It was important to me to connect with other women in agriculture.”

My parents met in Germany, in a displaced persons camp in the ’50s. My mom is from Latvia, and my dad’s from Estonia—two of the Baltic states that were invaded by Russia during World War II. They moved to the United States together and had me, the only child, a first-generation daughter of immigrant refugees. …

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“I wasn’t comfortable with Wisconsin being a culinary flyover zone.”

I grew up in La Farge and had a paper route in the ’80s. I remember delivering the Sunday paper, and on the front headline there’d be weekly stories about dairy farmers committing suicide. The dairy farming industry had bottomed out, and these farmers were losing their century farms. Photos by Megan Monday “Originally, every …

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