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Randy Lane Plumbing and sons works with fire artists to reimagine historic building

Randy Lane Plumbing and sons works with fire artists to reimagine historic buildingLike many buildings over a century old, 1501 West Broadway has seen a lot of change over the years.

The two-story building at the corner of Irving Avenue North and West Broadway in north Minneapolis was once a livery stable, grocery store, dance hall, linoleum store and even a roller rink. Since 1979, it has been owner-occupied by Randy Lane and Sons Plumbing and Heating, one of the area's most trusted plumbing businesses.
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2014 MLK Events Calendar

2014 MLK Events CalendarDr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service at MCTC
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life and legacy, and MCTC's Centennial year, we would like to invite you to volunteer with us during our sixth annual MLK Day of Service. Join members of our community for a light breakfast accompanied by inspirational speakers and music followed by volunteering at local nonprofit organizations.
When: Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
Where: MCTC, T Building Plaza and community organizations
Parking: Free parking in the MCTC parking ramp
Event Schedule:
Breakfast served 8–8:45 a.m.
Program at 8:45 a.m.
Volunteer at 10 a.m.
Return to campus by 2 p.m.
Special Guests:
• Reg Chapman, reporter, WCCO-TV
• Sondra Samuels, president and CEO, Northside Achievement Zone
• Deliverance for Youth
• MCTC student spoken word performers
• MCTC civil rights scholars
Check out and register for volunteer opportunities at http://www.minneapolis.edu/MLK-2014
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Thirteen emerging artists selected to participate in John Biggers' Seed Project

Thirteen emerging artists selected to participate in John Biggers' Seed ProjectThe city of Minneapolis and partners Obsidian Arts, Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center, and the University of Minnesota's Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC) announced the selection of 13 mid-career and emerging artists for the John Biggers' Seed Project (Seed).
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The Somali Artifact and Cultural Museum

The Somali Artifact and Cultural MuseumThe Somali Artifact and Cultural Museum, 1516 East Lake Street, at Midtown Global Market, is the only Somali heritage museum in North America. Founder and curator Osman Ali wanted to remind Somali youth where and what they came from.
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A giving tradition in North Minneapolis since the 1960s

A giving tradition in North Minneapolis since the 1960sChristmas can be a tough time for low-income families, as pervasive and rampant consumerism and the expectations of getting and giving presents exert extra pressures. Children, especially, do not have the money to buy presents for their family members. In North Minneapolis, Plymouth Christian Youth Center (PCYC) helps low-income children to experience the joy of giving to others and to feel included in the American tradition of giving holiday presents.
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Human Rights Week centers on jobs, education, equity

Human Rights Week centers on jobs, education, equityFifty years after the historic March on Washington, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights is presenting a week of events centered on jobs, education and equal opportunity memorialized in Dr. Martin Luther King’s iconic "I Have a Dream” speech.
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North’s season comes to an end

North’s season comes to an endEven though the State High School Football Tournament 1A section has not yet seen a champion, the North Community High Polars’ season ended in a 54 - 26 loss to Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity at Hobbs Field on Saturday, Oct. 26.
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