Insight News

Sep 02nd


The City of Minneapolis taking applications for free wireless for local nonprofits

Minneapolis City officials announced last week another benchmark in how the effort to make Minneapolis a wireless city is going to bridge the digital divide. The City is seeking applications for 100 “Wireless Community” accounts, which are free wireless Internet accounts intended for nonprofit organizations that provide free computer access to the public. The free “Wireless Community” accounts are one of the tangible community benefits that resulted from the City of Minneapolis’ contract with USI Wireless, the company that is constructing a wireless network to blanket the entire city.

Bridging announces residential furniture pick up program

Bridging Inc., a Twin Cities non-profit organization that distributes free furniture and household goods to people in need, recently launched its pick up program for residents in the seven county area of Minneapolis, St. Paul and surrounding suburbs.

Artspeak: Yo-Yo Ma and the Road to Human Kindness through the Art of Music

Artspeak: Yo-Yo Ma and the Road to Human Kindness through the Art of MusicAfter you've been greeted by Yo-Yo Ma with a hug instead of a handshake, you gain some appreciation for how he has, as the Artistic Director, managed to convince an ever-changing group of almost 60 artists (performers and composers) from different cultures and countries, who speak multiple languages, to become collaborators in the visionary Silk Road Project, Inc., founded in 1998.

The Economy and You

Minnesota Public Radio and the Minneapolis Urban League are collaborating on a three-part series, “The Economy and You.” The public is invited to attend each installment of the series, where Chief Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell will answer questions about personal finance, the business climate and the economy. MPR’s Jeff Horwich and Insight News’s Al McFarlane will be the moderators for the series.

Roundy's "Doing Our Part" reusable bag program expanded

Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc. launched “Doing Our Part,” a new reusable bag program at Pick ’n Save, Copps, Rainbow and Metro Market stores throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota.  Through “Doing Our Part,” customers will receive a 5-cent credit for each Roundy’s reusable bag brought in during their shopping trip and used to pack their groceries. The program has been expanded to include more reusable bags.

Minneapolis libraries change to Hennepin County library's 952- area code

As part of the ongoing consolidation of the Minneapolis Public and Hennepin County library systems, phone numbers for Minneapolis libraries will change to Hennepin County Library's 952-847-#### numbers this year.

Hawthorn Crossings Public Plaza: Public meetings to design a new community market and event space at Hawthorn Crossings

February 7 was the first of three public meetings for the West Broadway Community Development Expo. About 140 people turned out for the event, and there was a lot of excitement for the many projects on display which will contribute to building an improved West Broadway in North Minneapolis.
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