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Church leaders announce multi-racial statewide civic engagement initiative

Church leaders announce multi-racial statewide civic engagement initiativeISAIAH clergy and religious leaders this week announce plans to launch a multi-racial grassroots voter mobilization program around common values and an equity agenda. This program is called the Prophetic Voter campaign and seeks to reach 56,000 religious voters, many who are unlikely to vote in non-presidential election years. ISAIAH, a non-profit coalition of over 100 congregations from various faith traditions works in the Twin Cities, St. Cloud and greater Minnesota, to establish racial and economic justice.
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African American DFL Caucus co-sponsoring 'We Have Not Forgotten' forum to discuss the issue of community and police relationships

African American DFL Caucus co-sponsoring 'We Have Not Forgotten' forum to discuss the issue of community and police relationshipsThe events in Ferguson have captured the attention of the African American community, at a national level and locally here in Minnesota. But Minnesota has its own longstanding struggle with the relationship between its black community and law enforcement. That injustice is all too obvious and Terrell Franklin, whose life was taken on Friday, May 10 around 3:30pm by the Minneapolis police, is an all too recent reminder of that dysfunctional and ultimately destructive relationship.
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Hennepin County Sheriff Richard Stanek honored with Exemplary Service Award

Hennepin County Sheriff Richard Stanek honored with Exemplary Service AwardFight Crime: Invest in Kids – a national nonpartisan anti-crime organization of 5,000 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors and crime survivors – honor Hennepin County Sheriff Richard Stanek with Fight Crime's Exemplary Service Award last week during the Early Learning Fellows National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) 2014 Annual Summit, in Minneapolis.
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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program use grows at farmers markets

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program use grows at farmers marketsMore Minnesotans are using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to purchase fresh fruit, vegetables and other eligible products at local farmers markets.
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99 West: New discount clothing store in St. Paul

99 West: New discount clothing store in St. Paul99 West, a clothing liquidator featuring brand new department store apparel & shoes with steeply discounted prices opens in St. Paul.
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Camp teaches speed, agility, quickness

Camp teaches speed, agility, quicknessThis summer, two days a week from June 17 –July 24, The JK Movement hosted its 2nd annual Speed, Agility, and Quickness (SAQ) training.
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Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership presents the Minneapolis Minute Festival

Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership presents the Minneapolis Minute FestivalThe Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership presents the Minneapolis Minute Festival; One River: One Minute, Your Vision. Enter your One Minute-Long Film/DVD visual essay on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. Create your vision that showcases an appreciation for ─ or the future potential of ─ the urban riverfront in Minneapolis. Inform, energize and inspire – all in 60 seconds! To inform, energize and inspire how and why the river enlivens our city. Films will be judged by a panel of experts; awards premiered and announced at the Partnership's annual event, the Minneapolis Riverfront Summit, on Monday, October 20, at the Mill City Museum.
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