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Frank Bures

Frank Bures

Frank Bures is a writer in Minneapolis. He’s the editor of "Under Purple Skies," and the author of "The Geography of Madness." If you’re downtown, you can take his audio tour, "Minneapolis River Walk: History Along the Mississippi."

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Counting everyone so everyone counts: A Census worker on what it’s like | Essay

By: - October 11, 2021

Last summer, in the middle of the pandemic, I spent several weeks approaching strangers, banging on their doors and peppering them with questions about who, and what, they were.  It’s an awkward thing to do, even in normal times, asking: What’s your race? What’s (literally) your tribe? What’s your phone number? Do you own or […]