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African American adoption agency receives grant from the Minneapolis Foundation

The African American Adoption Agency (AAAA) has received a $53,350 grant from the Community Action and Field of Interest Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation. This grant will support “A Community Caring for its Children” program.
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Annual fall gathering held Sept. 19 and 20 at North West Company Fur Post

Celebrate the season with a 19th-century fall gathering of Ojibwe, voyageurs and fur traders. Watch as contestants vie for the title of the best all-around voyageur with tests of strength and cunning. Listen to traditional music, participate in children's activities, discover camp life and visit with the historical merchants. A festive dance at 6:30 pm on Saturday is a highlight of the weekend. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the North West Company Fur Post. The Fall Gathering Weekend is held Saturday, Sept. 19 from 10 am to 9 pm and Sunday, Sept. 20 from noon to 4 pm. Cost of the event is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and college students, $5 for children ages 6-17 and free for children age 5 and under and MHS members.
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MPS welcomes students to school on September 1

The Minneapolis Public Schools will welcome students in grades 1 – 12 back to school on Tues., Sept. 1. Class for kindergarten students will begin on Thurs., Sept. 3.
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Minneapolis approves free wireless service for agencies working to bridge digital divide

In its continuing efforts to make Minneapolis a wireless city that bridges the digital divide, the City Council approved 51 applications for Wireless Community accounts, which are free wireless Internet accounts for non-profit organizations that provide free computer access to the public. The free accounts will be good through 2010.
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A vacant home for $1.00 means a new beginning for an historic Saint Paul neighborhood

A vacant home for $1.00 means a new beginning for  an historic Saint Paul neighborhoodSAINT PAUL, MN – The Saint Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) will be hosting two open houses this week to highlight homes available for purchase through the 4th Street Preservation Project.
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HIRE Minnesota searches for missing persons at MnDOT work site

HIRE Minnesota searches for missing persons at MnDOT work siteLast month, HIRE Minnesota delivered a Missing Persons Report to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) to remind the agency that women and people of color are missing from highway construction sites around our state. They are still missing.
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Easier access to passport services

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, along with officials from the U.S. State Department officially open Minnesota’s first Passport Agency office yesterday at 212 South Third Avenue, Minneapolis. Klobuchar’s office said  the senator has strongly advocated for a Passport Agency office in Minnesota.
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