Publications: Common Ground Magazine
From 1974 to 1976, Crossroads Resource Center published a pioneering magazine, Common Ground, that allowed neighborhood residents to know more about the local heritage of the Twin Cities, to weigh the breaking issues of the era, and to communicate directly with each other, grassroots to grassroots. The magazine was founded by Lynn Hinkle, Meri Golden, and Ken Meter.
Reading Common Ground is an excellent way to understand citizen efforts of the 1970s from the perspective of those who led the way. The magazine combined solid writing, thoughtful analysis, and beautiful artwork.
The Cities’ Backyard: History from the Neighborhood Viewpoint. No. 1, Spring 1974
Playing for Keeps: Neighborhood Parks and Open Space. No. 2, Summer 1974
Towards Community Control? The Progress and Future of Community Councils. No. 3, Fall 1974
The West Bank: Resident Initiative Takes Root. No. 4, Winter-Spring 1975
Neighborhood Renewal: Preserving Homes, Creating Jobs. No. 5, Summer 1975
Art for Our Sake: Toward a Culture of Cooperative Action. No. 6, Fall 1975
Taking Charge of Energy: A People's Guide to Home Insulation; Alternative Energy & Who’s Doing It. No. 7, Winter-Spring 1976