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Oct 07th


Workshop to help individuals be successful renters

Lutheran Social Service to offer workshop on March 6 in Minneapolis

Keys to Successful Rental Living is a three-hour workshop that will be offered by Lutheran Social Service to help individuals learn how to be successful renters on Saturday, March 5 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Center for Changing Lives in Minneapolis, located at 2400 Park Avenue.

The class, funded by Minnesota Housing, is free and childcare is also available but pre-registration is required one week in advance of the workshop.

57 DWI arrests in Minneapolis during Holidays

Despite significant reductions in DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) deaths in recent years, 2009 had the lowest alcohol-related death count on record—141. Impaired driving still accounts for one-third of all traffic deaths annually in Minnesota. Each year, more than 400 people are killed on the roads and one-third of those deaths are alcohol-related. Annually more than 30,000 motorists are arrested for DWI. That equates to one in seven Minnesota drivers with a DWI on their driving record.

Sharing community stories: Website showcases youth and senior reflections on Minnesota's recent past

Documentaries, plays, even a cookbook are just some of the joint productions by youth and seniors in the "Sharing Community Stories" program launched by the Minnesota Historical Society in 2010. A new companion website for the program is now available——to showcase this work.

Funded by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, the "Sharing Community Stories" program brings the young and old together to reflect on local history. Additionally, each group produces a unique product designed to record and celebrate these stories.

Jan 5th–Feb 13th: Macy’s Downtown Minneapolis Store Bridal Expo

Macy’s Minneapolis announced a full 40-day bridal expo starting January 5. Couples can get access to everything they need to help plan for their wedding day and beyond.

Brides can view new and exclusive bridal gown collections during trunk shows featuring top designers including Demetrios, Marisa, Watters, Jorge Perez de la Habana and even consult one-on-one with some of them. Watch out for the dates of their appearance at the Macy’s website. Those who attend the trunk shows will also have the opportunity to win a free wedding gown.

Coalition fi ghts against legislative cuts

Coalition fi ghts against legislative cutsOn Tuesday, Jan. 4, Minnesotans gathered on the front steps of the Minnesota State capitol Building in St. Paul. Organized by the Minnesota Coalition for a People's Bailout, the action coincided with the opening of the Minnesota State legislature.

Linden Gawboy, of the Twin Cities-based Welfare Rights Committee said, "Because of the recent election, right-wing Republicans have control of the Minnesota House and Minnesota State Senate. In the past several years, we have seen them come up with crazy ideas - based on poor-bashing, racism and greed. They have tried to take away the programs and services that we need to survive, especially now, in these times."

Living Spirit UMC shares the gift of Dr. King

Living Spirit UMC shares the gift of Dr. KingLiving Spirit UMC will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday, January 16th. Church member Virginia Richardson will deliver a keynote address on, “The Gift of Dr. King and the Movement to Us Today.” Richardson’s family was an integral part of the civil rights movement in Minneapolis in the 1960s. The service will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the church, 4501 Bloomington Ave. South, Minneapolis, 55407

“Dr. King has a great legacy in my life,” Richardson said. She met Dr. King on three different occasions. Richardson’s late husband, Samuel Richardson, went to school with Dr. King and was the President of the Minneapolis chapter of the NAACP in the 1960s. He led a delegation of 58 adults who participated in the 1963 march on Washington when Dr. King Jr. delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech. “It’s bringing up lots of memories,” Richardson said of speaking at the upcoming church service.

Food: Where do you get it and What do you do with it

Community gathering asks North Minneapolis residents to discuss "Food: Where do you get it and What do you do with it"

On Thursday, Jan. 13, The Northside Healthy Eating Project (NHEP) will host a community wide gathering at The University of Minnesota’s Urban Research and Outreach/Engagement Center (UROC), 2100 Plymouth Avenue North.  The purpose of this gathering is to seek direction from North Minneapolis residents in designing the resources and priorities for a new way of looking at gardening, farming and developing food-related businesses in North Minneapolis.  The meeting takes place 6 – 8 pm  and is free and open to the public. Delicious food will be provided.
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