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Communist Daughter’s John Solomon receives counseling degree, heads to Arctic Circle for two years of clinical practice

Widely known as the frontman for Communist Daughter, John Solomon recently announced that he completed a master’s degree in clinical counseling from the Hazelden Betty Ford Institute — the same place where he received treatment for addiction and mental health issues eight years earlier. Diagnosed with bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and polysubstance use (in […]

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Friday Five: Lizzo, Step Rockets, and more new Minnesota music videos

Lizzo, “Lift Every Voice and Sing/Good As Hell” We couldn’t have asked for anything better than this. Lizzo responds to Tuesday’s presidential election with a mighty dose of catharsis. Step Rockets, “Chances” Step Rockets release a kaleidoscopic video by Pat Garrahy, who shares, “The imagery in the video is most definitely meant to represent a psychedelic experience […]

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Friday Five: Astronautalis, Lizzo, and more new Minnesota music videos

Astronautalis, “Kurt Cobain” Jacksonville, Florida native Astronautalis delves into his past on “Kurt Cobain,” the opening track from new album Cut The Body Loose. The video is visually arresting, even as the rapper recounts having guns pulled on him (“Gun pulled on me by a cop one time/ Four guns pulled on me in Atlanta last night”), and the shoutouts […]

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Positivity permeates at HazelFest 2016

The Hazelden campus is, by design, set in a place apart. Its idyllic location, nestled amidst rolling hills and crystal lakes in the Minnesota countryside, provides a peaceful environment for those seeking treatment for addiction to alcohol and other drugs. And for those attending HazelFest — Hazelden’s day-long, chemical-free community festival — that sense of […]

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