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  • First Person: Telling our own storiesBanker Ken Olson grew up in the neighborhood

    I'm a North Minneapolis native. I grew up in the neighborhood and have many happy memories of my childhood. So when my employer, City-County Federal Credit Union, decided to open a new branch at 1101 West Broadway, I jumped at the chance to become it...
  • Miller faults mayor, Council for NRP program demise

    A major program that allows Minneapolis residents to set priorities for improving their neighborhoods is short of money and mired in controversy as it nears the end of its funding cycle in 2009....
  • Miller faults mayor, Council for NRP program demise: St. Paul schools

    St. Paul has its own system - a network of District Councils - to involve neighborhoods in decisions about development, housing and other programs.It is very different from the group of Minneapolis community organizations that receive Neighborhood Revital...
  • Miller faults mayor, Council for NRP program demise: Community engagement

    Encouraging involvement by minorities is one of the major goals of a community engagement process being developed by the city of Minneapolis....
  • Jeremiah Bass and the Thunder Host David Beckham at Metrodome

    Jeremiah Bass and the Thunder Host David Beckham at MetrodomeIt was actually a really good game. David Beckham of the LA Galaxy took a free kick early in the 8th minute that found teammate Edson Buddle giving the Galaxy the early 1-0 lead. After the jitte...
  • Byrd compares Katrina, I-35 W response

    He said New Orleans fared differently from Minneapolis, comparing the city and nation's response to the collapse of the I-35 bridge this summer, with the Hurricane Katrina disaster in New Orleans two winters ago. "New Orleans is a Black city, wi...
  • Why do we hate the Packers?

    Why do we hate the Packers?Okay, time to play fair. Since we looked at the big picture of "Why we love the Vikings" last week, I figure it's only right to examine the other side of the Purple Cheese War. Packers Suck! ...
  • Open Cities Health Center celebrates 40 years of service

    Open Cities Health Center celebrates 40 years of serviceSt. Paul's Open Cities Health Center, (OCHC) formerly known as Model Cities Health Center, celebrated its 40th Anniversary on October 12th at the Saint Paul Hotel. The banquet event honored the ...
  • Learn your three Ps of your companys 401(k)

    Learn your three Ps of your company's 401(k)Start planning for retirement the day you are hired. Using the "pay yourself first" techniques, try to immediately allocate no less than six percent of your gross salary to a liquid savings accoun...
  • Spend less so you can save more

    Spend less so you can save moreGo green. By switching to energy-efficient light bulbs and appliances, insulating your house and lowering the thermostat, among other things, you can save big bucks - and save the environment. Go to www.energystar.gov for mo...
  • Bring back the Black Panthers to provide sorely needed community aid

    Bring back the Black Panthers to provide sorely needed community aidNow, before anybody gets upset, talking about "Why do we need angry Black men shooting at police?", consider what The Panthers fundamentally were about, something long overlooke...
  • Level playing field with construction jobs

    Level playing field with construction jobsIn the last few years, the United States has spent millions of dollars improving the country's bridges and highway systems. All of this building and repair work has led to an increase in jobs in the construct...
  • Holiday shopping made easy

    Holiday shopping made easyYou've been staring at your gift list for two hours, and you're still stumped. There are always three people on there who defy easy gift-giving. There's the Person Who Has Everything. There's the Person Who Ne...
  • Diary of a Tired Black Man flips the script on portrayal of Black men

    Diary of a Tired Black Man flips the script on portrayal of Black menWhile Tim Alexander is quick to say that "Diary of a Tired Black Man is not a movie, it's a message," I found it so thoroughly entertaining that it obviously must be both....
  • Fight AIDS in Africa and in Black America

    By Danny GloverWhen people hear about AIDS, a lot of them think of Africa. After all, the media has inundated us with photographs and stories of AIDS orphans, mother-to-child transmission, the lack of access to drugs, the disproportionate number o...
  • Dr. Norman Coates: Serving community above and beyond the ordinary

    Dr. Norman Coates: Serving community above and beyond the ordinaryThere is a dentist, near the Twin Cities border on Ford Parkway in St. Paul, who aims to offer above and beyond the ordinary dental visit, which has historically conjured up a myriad of emo...
  • Sorry Rissi-mania, but Lori Lynette Black and Liz Toussaint have got genuine talent

    Lori Lynette BlackSorry "Rissi-mania", but Lori Lynette Black and Liz Toussaint have got genuine talentRissi Palmer this, Rissi Palmer that and Rissi Palmer the other thing. From here to there and back (Essence, Jet, Newsweek, VH1, you name it) ...
  • Reevaluate your benefit needs each year

    Reevaluate your benefit needs each yearLike death and taxes, rising health care costs are unavoidable. In fact, you've probably seen your medical insurance premiums increase several times in the past few years. A little careful planning can help you ...
  • Click Chicks: Exhibit showcases photography and writings of Roosevelt Homes Hmong Girl Scouts

    Click Chicks: Exhibit showcases photography and writings of Roosevelt Homes Hmong Girl ScoutsGuided by artists who grew up in Minnesota public housing, eight teenaged Hmong Girl Scouts from Roosevelt Homes, a family congregate development owned by the St....
  • U of M students receive disability scholarships

    Shade Osifuye of Woodbury and Kotumu Kamara of Northeast Minneapolis have received a University of Minnesota Robert and Gail Buuck Scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide access to higher education, opportunities for enhancing or support...

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