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People wanted on warrants are urged to surrender

People wanted on warrants are urged to surrenderHennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek is urging anyone with an active warrant to surrender to authorities today. The Sheriff’s Office is conducting a warrant sweep to clear active warrants and make arrests.
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Justspeak: (RE)Visioning a World without Violence Against Women

Justspeak: (RE)Visioning a World without Violence Against WomenThe senseless murder of 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins by her boyfriend, Kansas City Chief's linebacker Jovan Belcher, 25, and his subsequent suicide, is a double tragedy that highlights the degree to which domestic violence has permeated our culture. Perkins was also the mother of a three-month old daughter fathered by Belcher, and according to news reports, his mother and the child witnessed the murder. What is unique about this case is that most of the original media coverage focused on Belcher, the perpetrator—who, why, what? Questions about his motivations, state of mind, etc., pre-occupied the airways.
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A Dakota perspective on Minnesota history

A Dakota perspective on Minnesota historyMni Sota Makoce: The Land of the Dakota by Gwen Westerman and Bruce White examines the history of Dakota people and their deep cultural connection to the land that is Minnesota eons before the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 and in to today. Much of the focus on the Dakota people in Minnesota rests on the tragic events of the war, largest mass execution in U.S. history, and forced exile, but the true devastation of removal cannot be understood without a closer examination of the history of the Dakota people and their close connection to the land that is Minnesota.
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Counties Transit Improvement Board commits $30 million to next generation of transit projects

Counties Transit Improvement Board commits $30 million to next generation of transit projects The Counties Transit Improvement Board’s annual grant awards signaled its commitment to advancing transit projects across the region. The board authorized funding 60 percent of the preliminary engineering costs of Southwest Light Rail Transit; awarded its first grant to Bottineau Transitway; and invested in safety improvements on Northstar Commuter Rail.
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A time capsule marks Unity Temple 25th anniversary

A time capsule marks Unity Temple 25th anniversaryPastor Ezra J. Fagge’Tt and the Unity Temple Church of God in Christ family celebrated the 25th church anniversary with the historic sealing of a time capsule.
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Celebrate Kwanzaa with Family Day at The Minnesota History Center

Celebrate Kwanzaa with Family Day at The Minnesota History Center










The Minnesota History Center invites guests to celebrate family, community and culture during Kwanzaa Family Day. This year, the celebration falls on Dec. 29, the fourth day of Kwanzaa and highlights Ujamaa, or "Cooperative Economics," which focuses on building and maintaining African American stores, shops and other businesses. Meet business owners, artists and emerging entrepreneurs and be inspired by their work and their stories.
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United States: At home in beloved community

United States: At home in beloved communityIn November I received an email from Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) describing the 21st Century Freedom Ride, asking if someone would be willing to represent CPT on the trip. After reviewing the website, I quickly jumped on the opportunity to spend a weekend with Dr. Vincent Harding and dozens of folks representing present social justice movements. I am thankful to be a part of CPT and support its work to reduce violence and undo structural oppression.
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