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Mar 27th


Minnesota State Fair hits Midtown Global Market

Visitors to this year’s “Great Minnesota Get-Together” are invited to taste a sampling of worldly dishes as the Minnesota State Fair will feature eight restaurants and grocers from Midtown Global Market (MGM).

West African drum and dance series

West African drum and dance seriesPartnering with master artists from the African continent, N’Soroma’s Cultural Exchange will present a weekend of intense African drum and dance workshops on Friday, July 31 & Saturday, August 1, 2009. Designed to introduce and improve West African artistic technique, the workshops are open to all people, all level of drummer/dancer, and all ages.

Tyrone Guzman brought vision, intelligence, spirit to flourishing community

Tyrone Guzmán, Executive Director of Centro Cultural Chicano, passed away June 30, 2009. Guzmán, for 13 years, brought spirit, intelligence, vision, warmth and compassion in service to the organization. He was admired and loved by the board, staff and volunteers of Centro. He cared deeply for his community and had a sincere desire to see it flourish. One could see and feel this when they entered the doors of Centro. Under his leadership and guidance, the organization grew to serve more than 30,000 individuals every year. Centro thrived as he strengthened the agency’s capacity to promote the well being of Latino families in Minnesota within a nurturing cultural sanctuary.

Minnesota's disabled veterans are now able to use public transportation throughout Minnesota at no charge

Minnesota's disabled veterans are now able to use public transportation throughout Minnesota at no chargeST. PAUL—Minnesota’s disabled veterans are now able to use public transportation throughout Minnesota at no charge beginning July 1, 2009. The transit benefit was passed by the legislature and signed into law by Gov. Tim Pawlenty this year.

Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) achieves goal

The number of young people detained each day at the Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) dropped 33 percent over the past three years.  The change is one of the goals sought when implementing the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) which has been piloted in Hennepin County since 2005.

St. Paul neighborhoods benefit from $2.1M Grant from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

SAINT PAUL - Summer youth employment, home improvements and a library expansion are some of the projects that will benefit from a $2.1 million community development block grant the City is pursuing though the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD.)

Pilgrim celebrates 146 years

A celebration to honor the oldest existing primarily African-American church in Minnesota is to be observed on June 27 and 28.
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