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Blame it on Hip Hop holds first annual scholarship contest

Blame it on Hip Hop holds first annual scholarship contestIn honor of Hip Hop, the Minneapolis-based apparel company, Blame It On Hip Hop (BIOHH), is announcing their first annual scholarship essay contest, awarding (2) $500 scholarships to two students to advance their work in elevating Hip Hop culture. Graduating high school seniors and college students from across the nation are encouraged to write an original essay, answering one of the following "Big Questions:"
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Good Jobs, Green Future: Twin Cities janitors launch green cleaning campaign

Hundreds of Twin Cities janitors, joined by Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and US Rep.  Keith Ellison, kicked off their campaign to make green cleaning a reality in the Twin Cities by reducing waste, saving energy, and reducing the use of toxic chemicals. SEIU Local 26 represents over 4,000 janitors that clean the majority of buildings in the seven-county metropolitan area, and is preparing to bargain a new contract with all major janitorial contractors in the market.
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1931-2009: Isiah "Ike" Williams III was Jacksonville activist, newspaper publisher

1931-2009: Isiah Isiah "Ike" Jesse Williams III, lawyer, historian, community activist and former publisher of the Jacksonville Advocate newspaper, died Nov. 25 in a local nursing home. He was 78 and had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease six years ago.
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Go green, get some green, help your neighbors

The Holiday season is a time when people give thanks and look for ways to help their community and neighbors in need.  The car you no longer need will help the environment, the community and your wallet when you donate it to charity. Cars4Charities will gladly handle the entire car donation process for you, have your car picked up fast and free and send the proceeds to the charity you select from their extensive list.
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Discussions focus on heritage preservation in Northside industrial areas

Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) department says it will hold a meeting about heritage preservation in the industrial areas along the Mississippi River in North Minneapolis.
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Open Arms of Minnesota announces successful capital campaign for new building

Open Arms of Minnesota announces successful capital campaign for new buildingOpen Arms of Minnesota has successfully completed an $8.1 million capital campaign for the construction of its new building located at 2600 Bloomington Avenue South in the Phillips Neighborhood of Minneapolis. The ambitious project commenced in May 2007 in order to expand Open Arms ability to serve nutritious meals to more people who are suffering from illness at no cost to the client. Currently, Open Arms is on track to serve 310,000 meals for 2009. With the new facility, the non-profit will be able to double the annual meals it serves. Tours of the new facility were held last week on World AIDS Day.
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MPS ‘Check it Out’ chess competition winners announced

The Minneapolis Public Schools hosted a district-wide chess tournament at North High School on November 21.  Students in grades K through 12 competed in the day-long competition and top finishers in each division were awarded trophies.
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