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Call for nominations for Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Awards

Preserve Minneapolis, the American Institute of Architects Minneapolis, and the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission invite nominations of outstanding projects for the 22nd Annual Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Awards.
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Salute to Senior Service: Minnesota residents encouraged to nominate outstanding senior volunteers

The search is on for Minnesota's outstanding senior volunteer.
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Givens Black Books: March Book Discussion Events

Givens Black Books: March Book Discussion EventsThe Givens Foundation for African American Literature is presenting Givens Black Books: March Book Discussion Events as part of its Community Reading Campaign. Master storyteller Nothando Zulu this month leads free, public events celebrating the literary contributions of historical novelist Jewell Parker Rhodes.
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Rapid Transit corridors throughout the metro

The Metropolitan Council is taking public comments on amending the region's long-range Transportation Policy Plan (TPP) to include light rail transit (LRT) for the Bottineau Transitway in Hennepin County. Also, on including additional Arterial Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridors throughout the metro area to provide faster, more reliable trips on arterial streets. The Council approved a public meeting date on these two issues for March 7 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Robbinsdale City Hall in Robbinsdale, and a public hearing for March 11 at 5:00 p.m. at the Metro Transit F.T. Heywood Office Building Chambers in Minneapolis.
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An evening with Ta-coumba Aiken: Celebrating our similarities and differences

 An evening with Ta-coumba Aiken: Celebrating our similarities and differencesSpend an evening for part two of An Evening with tpt's MN Original series creating art through various mediums with internationally recognized Twin Cities artist, educator, and community activist, Ta-coumba Aiken.
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Dads: May I have this dance?

Dads: May I have this dance?Positive Image 1st Annual Father Daughter Dance was held at the Crowne Plaza in Brooklyn Center, on Sunday, February 10, 2013. A community-sponsored, formal, elegant and fun-filled evening for girls ages 5 years and over, and the special men in their lives.
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JustSpeak: Unlearning racism requires taking positive (affirmative) action

JustSpeak: Unlearning racism requires taking positive (affirmative) actionThe recent racist incident at Washburn High School of Minneapolis, in which a black doll was hung (lynched), is disturbing. We are living in the 21st century. And yet, not too long ago in 2003 Duluth, MN built a memorial to commemorate the unlawful and unjustified lynching of three young Black men in 1920. Despite this example of racial reconciliation, in 2008 an effigy of Presidential candidate Barrack Obama was found hanging from the Duluth memorial.
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